Food History

Food has a history. When we cook and eat we can delve into the origins and meaning of these foods which helps us to appreciate what a long twisted history it is. Here you will find in-depth history and short entries that makes food understandable as a part of material culture. Cuisine does not spring from nowhere. Cuisine develops as a part of material culture through the effort and love of real people who must provide food for their families. Here is where you will find out how it's all connected, from the Crusaders and the diffusion of foods, to the history of lemonade, what is couscous and how does one prepare it, and Mediterranean riziculture and the origin of risotto.

The excerpts presented here are samples from my books to give you a taste.

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