Reay Tannahill, food historian and historical novelist: born Glasgow 9 December ; married Michael Edwardes (died ; marriage. When Reay Tannahill began working on the book that became “Food in History,” she was entering virgin territory. No one before her had. Surveys the evolution of man’s diverse gastronomic habits, customs, and traditions against their cultural and historical background.

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Nov 04, Lorri rated it really liked it Shelves: This is an impressive, and engrossing work, with plenty of insights regarding the fundamental nature of our food and its subterranean role in far-flung phenomena with apparently little overlap ; the historical aspect aside, there are many interesting glances into the nature of various cuisine, and how they managed to get that way.

Tannahilll least for me. The book is full of fascinating points on the usage, origin and development of all kinds of food, and not just covering the western world.

I breezed through the intro sections about early human history, as my edition was last edited inand that was nearly 30 years ago. Well worth reading this wide ranging book considers food histories from the ancient past – paleolithic but not ridiculous dietary theory!

I found a copy of Food in History in a used bookstore and immediately thought: Tannahill not only tannqhill these changes and, for example, regional differences in diet but also explains them, e. Lebih dari itu, buku ini juga mengulas hubungan makanan dan keyakinan, trend pada masa tertentu, dan segala macam problema yang hadir karena makanan atau ketiadaan makanan.

The author’s interest seems to have evolved out the diet mania of the 60’s tha This yannahill a great book for anyone who appreciates the madness of modern diet preachers. Want to Read saving…. Read this for my Food in History course at college and really enjoyed it. I enjoy food histories and this was no exception. Dalam buku ini dihidangkan makanan dari masa ke masa, mulai dari masa prasejarah hingga masa keemasan Romawi, Revolusi Industri, dan masa modern.


I gave it 5 stars and yet I abandoned it?! You will be able to casually drop historical anecdotes about food like you won’t believe. From inside the book. Sep 17, Tracy rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 13, Krista rated it it was amazing.

There is a clear focus on Europe and the West, Africa is briefly mentioned. Inshe married Michael Edwardes but the marriage ended in divorce inhe died in Here and there it’s a bit tannahil, so I gave it the four stars instead of five because the writing could be tightened a bit.

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A lot of interesting insights into how regional food cultures may foox been developed through practical survival of early humans in the areas. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Lists with This Book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I have already begun her sex in history and bought her history of cannibalism. Feb 12, Sean Brady rated it liked it.

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One vivid part I recall from the cavemen section was that the human need for protein was so strong, that occasionally an errant neanderthal would kill an animal and crack open, say, an arm bone, and start chowin’ down on th This book chronicles the history of food for the good majority of human civilization.

Wow, a whirlwind but fascinating tour of how food has shaped, well, everything! If you’re looking for a quick read to take you to another world, I’d recommend skipping Food in History. As the author notes in her introduction, for all our technological savvy and utopian visions of the approaching singularity, the fact remains that humanity is still not rid of its all-too-earthly dependence on food. She belonged to the Arts Club and the Authors’ Club, and was chairman of the latter from to The life of pepper could be a short story.


And let me be clear–I basically think all history books are that, even though I like history books. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A lot of interesting insights into how regional food cultures may have been developed through practical survival of early humans in the Out of date, particularly the ending and some conclusions on the latest health claims of particular processed foods.

Preview — Food in History by Hiwtory Tannahill. Mar 09, Jessy Faiz rated it really liked it. Aug 09, angi historg it really liked it Shelves: When I finish the book, I will update my review but I will leave this part for future readers to understand the context of my relationship to and perspective of this book.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If you’re interested in the development of food, farming, meals, cuisine, etc, from ni the dawn of time through the s, I’d pick this up, even if you only wanted to read a particular section on Food in Sumer or Fillet of Pegasus. May 08, haley rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Tannahill’s historical approach is the sanest approach to understanding human eating I’ve histry.

The discovery and cultivation of wheat fascinating, if one actually stops to think who decided that wheat should be threshed and would taste delicious baked in an oven with yeast and water. Most reviewers also feel comfortable using the word “primitive” to describe people from the past and possibly presentwhich is very problematic.

But more interesting to me was the description of the different practices cultures have surrounding eating.