Consider the Fork

A History of How We Cook and Eat
Product Number: EB00737482
Released: Oct 10, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541617827
Publisher: Basic Books
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Description

"Leisurely but lively...? pure joy to read."-Los Angeles Times Since prehistory, humans have braved sharp knives, fire, and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious-or at least edible. But these tools have also transformed how we consume, and how we think about, our food. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer Bee Wilson takes readers on a wonderful and witty tour of the evolution of cooking around the world, revealing the hidden history of objects we often take for granted. Technology in the kitchen does not just mean the Pacojets and sous-vide machines of the modern kitchen, but also the humbler tools of everyday cooking and eating: a wooden spoon and a skillet, chopsticks and forks. Blending history, science, and personal anecdotes, Wilson reveals how our culinary tools and tricks came to be and how their influence has shaped food culture today. The story of how we have tamed fire and ice and wielded whisks, spoons, and graters, all for the sake of putting food in our mouths, Consider the Fork is truly a book to savor.

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Author(s): Bee Wilson
Original Publish Date: Sep 14, 2018

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Author(s): Bee Wilson
Narrator(s): Alison Larkin
Product Number DD4380
Released: Oct 09, 2012
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452609577
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Author(s): Bee Wilson
Narrator(s): Alison Larkin
Product Number Z100099652
Released: Jul 20, 2015
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452629575

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