The Oxford Companion to Meals (third editions) By Tom Jaine
2014 | 960 Pages | ISBN: 0199677336 | EPUB + PDF | 28 MB
‘the most effective meals reference work ever to seem within the English language … learn it and be dazzled’
Bee Wilson, New Statesman
First revealed in 1999, the ground-breaking Oxford Companion to Meals was a direct success and gained prizes and accolades around the globe. Its mix of great meals historical past, culinary experience, and entertaining serendipity, was and stays distinctive.
Curiosity in meals, cooking, and the tradition surrounding meals has grown enormously within the intervening interval, as has the research of meals and meals historical past. College departments, worldwide societies, and educational journals have sprung up devoted to exploring the which means of meals within the every day lives of individuals all over the world, alongside an ever-increasing variety of articles, books, programmes, and web sites within the common media dedicated to the dialogue of meals, making the Oxford Companion to Meals extra related than ever.
Already a meals writing basic, this Companion combines an exhaustive catalogue of meals, be they biscuits named after battles, divas or revolutionaries; physique elements (from nostril to tail, toe to cerebellum); or breads from the steppes of Asia or the well-built ovens of the Mediterranean; with a richly allusive commentary on the tradition of meals, expressed in literature and cookery books, or as dishes peculiar to a rustic or group.
Whereas constructing on the Companion’s present strengths, Tom Jaine has taken the chance to replace the textual content and alert readers to new views in meals research. There’s new protection of attitudes to meals consumption, manufacturing and notion, akin to meals and genetics, meals and sociology, and weight problems. New entries embrace phrases comparable to comfort meals, medicine and meals, Ethiopia, leftovers, drugs and meals, pasta, and lots of extra. There are additionally new entries on essential personalities who’re of particular significance inside the world of meals, amongst them Clarence Birdseye, Henri NestlÃ©, and Louis Pasteur.
In its re-creation the Companion maintains its place because the foremost meals reference useful resource for research and residential use.