Saturday, December 9, 2017

Five top food history books

At B&N Reads Madina Papadopoulos tagged five top food books for history buffs, including:
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat, by Bee Wilson

When foodies discuss their favorite dishes and chefs, they tend to forget the silent guest at every meal: the eating utensil. But food writer Bee Wilson is here to remind us in beautifully detailed descriptions and history just how important forks are. Looking at how humans first began to use utensils, how those tools evolved, and in turn, how they affected food, Wilson takes an in-depth look at metal forks, wooden spoons, chopsticks, and their friends. After reading Consider the Fork, eaters might find a newfound appreciation when loading the dishwasher.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue

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