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Author Wilson, Bee.
Title Consider the fork : a history of how we cook and eat / Bee Wilson ; with illustrations by Annabel Lee.
Published New York : Basic Books, c2012.
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 Reading Room  TX656 .W56 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xxiii, 327 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-310) and index.
Contents Pots and pans: with rice cooker -- Knife: with mezzaluna -- Fire: with toaster -- Measure: with egg timer -- Grind: with nutmeg grater -- Eat: with tongs -- Ice: with molds -- Kitchen: with coffee.
Summary This book offers a novel approach to food writing, presenting a history of eating habits and mores through the lens of the technologies we use to prepare, serve, and consume food. It tells the history of food through its tools across different eras and continents to present a fully rounded account of humans' evolving relationship to kitchen technology. From the birth of the fork in Italy as it discovered pasta, to culture wars over shaped how and what we cook. Encompassing inventors, scientists, cooks and chefs, this is the previously unsung history of our kitchens.
Subject Kitchen utensils -- History.
Cooking -- History.
Dinners and dining -- History.
Alternate Title A history of how we cook and eat
ISBN 9780465021765 (hardback)
046502176X (hardback)
9780465033324 (e-book)
0465033326 (e-book)
OCLC number 778420435