Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance.
It has acted as a tool of social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion.
In "An Edible History of Humanity" Tom Standage serves up a hugely satisfying account of ways in which food has, indirectly, helped to shape and transform societies around the world.
It is a dazzling account of gastronomic revolutions from pre-history to the present.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, 13 Integrated b/w
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/03/2010
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9781843546351