Consider the Fork

A History of How We Cook and Eat
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.50 hours)
Product Number: Z100099652
Released: Jul 20, 2015
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ISBN: #9781452629575
Narrator/s: Alison Larkin
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating something delicious-or at least edible. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson traces the ancient lineage of our modern culinary tools, revealing the startling history of objects we often take for granted. Charting the evolution of technologies from the knife and fork to the gas range and the sous-vide cooker, Wilson offers unprecedented insights into how we've prepared and consumed food over the centuries-and how those basic acts have changed our societies, our diets, and our very selves.

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Author(s): Bee Wilson
Original Publish Date: Oct 09, 2012

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Product Number:Z100099652

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CD
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Author(s): Bee Wilson
Narrator(s): Alison Larkin
Product Number DD4380
Released: Oct 09, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452609577
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Author(s): Bee Wilson
Product Number EB00737482
Released: Oct 10, 2018
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Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: #9781541617827

Professional reviews

"Bee Wilson considers the fork, and all manner of food preparation devices, in her treatise on cooking methods worldwide. Evoking the warmth and sumptuousness of a kitchen bustling with culinary purpose, Alison Larkin's narration fits like an oven mitt. Her refined, crystal-clear British accent ranges prettily from describing the science and history of how early humans first learned to cook to discussing today's new cookery inventions. Wilson's experimentation with high-tech gadgets is recounted in Larkin's empathetic and amused tones. This work shows how we cook with the tools "that tamed fire and ice." Utensils and vessels basic and complex, huge and miniscule, have transformed how we eat and how we think about food today. A.W. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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