Grow Food, Cook Food, Share Food
96 pages, 5 1/5 x 9 2/5
Paperback
Release Date:01 Oct 2013
ISBN:9780870717185
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Grow Food, Cook Food, Share Food

Perspectives on Eating from the Past and a Preliminary Agenda for the Future

Oregon State University Press

Grow Food, Cook Food, Share Food is a practical food history lesson, an editorial about everything gone wrong with modern food, and a call to arms – of the kitchen knife variety. Historian Ken Albala relates his experiences of growing, cooking, and sharing food in ways that people did in the past, ways that we have needlessly lost. He finds lessons in surprising places, including obscure seventeenth century Italian farmer/nobles, ancient statesmen, and quirky cheesemakers from centuries ago. A rare but important variety of historical activism, Grow Food, Cook Food, Share Food uses history to enrich people’s lives through a greater awareness and appreciation of what they put in their bodies. It is written for anyone who likes to eat, loves to cook, and who knows how to throw a great dinner party.

Ken Albala is a professor of history at the University of the Pacific and author or editor of sixteen books including Eating Right in the Renaissance, The Banquet, and Beans: A History.
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