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This is a fascinating book that shows us ourselves: like the cannibal, who eats his enemy to appropriate his power, we believe in food's transformative effect, which through devotion to vegetarianism and other special diets will make us "better." It paints a picture both sweeping and precise. --Arthur Boehm
This book is written with sophisticated language. It is well written and has been laued out in a manner that captures the readers interest. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Audrey Sours
A fascinating book on a little known subject, packed with well documented information and written in a very pleasing style.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
So rich in culinary history and "five-dollar" words! The casual foodie will not enjoy this, but the serious student will probably devour it. A lot of info. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Pony princess
The topic is interesting and I have enjoyed other books exploring food-cultural issues. And this book is good for maybe the first half.... Read morePublished on July 26, 2013 by D. S. Nelson
This book is well written but a bit "textbooky" with occasional words I needed to look up. I have an excellent vocabulary so this is significant but it is not too dry. Read morePublished on June 17, 2013 by meganajjcec
Delivered quickly, rare hard to find book, I would like to find more like this one at this great low price. Food history between 600you and 1600the AD.Published on January 9, 2012 by Angus
A great overview of the cultural dynamics of food as determined by environment, imperialism, globalization, religion, capitalism, science and quackery. Read morePublished on September 25, 2011 by E. Neily
A fascinating and erudite account of our prehistoric and historic relationship with food. The book discusses such things as herding versus hunting, sea weed, cannibalism... etc. Read morePublished on July 15, 2008 by Porgy