"A richly illustrated historical journey examining why we've eaten what we've eaten from prehistoric times to today."--"Chow"
"A lavishly illustrated hybrid reader and coffee-table book that provides a consumption-oriented food history."--"Choice"
From the Inside Flap
"While it may be true that chacun à son gout, Food: The History of Taste shows us that, since Homer, the foods we eat have reflected our culture’s most closely held values and understanding of our place in the world. This book reminds us that taste is an essential part of civilization, and that it is something worth protecting from the homogenizing force of the modern, global food supply."Alice Waters
"A fascinating and ambitious look at why we eat what we eat. Roaming through time and space, it is different than anything else I’ve read on the subject; I couldn’t put it down."Ruth Reichl