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CONSIDER THE FORK

A History of How We Cook and Eat

By Bee Wilson

Narrated by Alison Larkin

     
9 Audio CDs List Price: $34.99    Your price: $14.991
EAN: 9781452609577
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EAN: 9781452659572
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Publication Date: 10/09/2012 Running Time: 11 hrs 30 min
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Synopsis

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.


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"A straight forward narrative read in a clear, easy-to-listen-to voice that makes for an enjoyable audio experience." ---SoundCommentary Starred Review

"Evoking the warmth and sumptuousness of a kitchen bustling with culinary purpose, Alison Larkin's narration fits like an oven mitt." ---AudioFile

"Wilson is erudite and whip-smart, but she always grounds her exploration of technological change in the perspective of the eternal harried cook---she's been one---struggling to put a meal on the table. This is mouthwatering history: broad in scope, rich in detail, stuffed with savory food for thought." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"Rarely has a book with so much information been such an entertaining read." ---Kirkus Starred Review

"A fast-paced and mind-opening investigation into the quirky stories behind our daily interactions with food." ---Richard Wrangham, author of Catching Fire

"[Wilson's] authority is complete, her scholarship lightly worn, and her writing terrific." ---Paul Levy, editor of The Penguin Book of Food and Drink

"Bee Wilson's surprising history of common kitchen tools makes for a roiling read that's certain to be enjoyed by anyone with any interest in cooking or eating." ---John Donohue, author of Man with a Pan

Summary

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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