Discovering history by learning about food.
“This is the paradox of the lost feast. Even as we enjoy a time in which food is cheaper, more diverse and more available than ever before, the specter of extinction threatens to radically challenge how we eat. In fact, it is already happening.” ~ Lenore Newman, Lost Feast
Author Newman expertly explains how the loss of various species has affected our meals. Weaving together a fascinating history of people, culture, species and world events, Newman reveals why certain species have vanished and how it has affected culinary knowledge and affected what we eat and don’t eat. Newman also examines how culinary extinction will affect our lives and what we can do about it.
Epicureans will find this an informative and insightful book that provides, excuse the pun, much food for thought.
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