Near a Thousand Tables



In Near A Thousand Tables, Acclaimed Food Historian Felipe Fern Ndez Armesto Tells The Fascinating Story Of Food As Cultural As Well As Culinary History A Window On The History Of Mankind In This Appetizingly ProvocativeLos Angeles Timesbook, He Guides Readers Through The Eight Great Revolutions In The World History Of Food The Origins Of Cooking, Which Set Humankind On A Course Apart From Other Species The Ritualization Of Eating, Which Brought Magic And Meaning Into People S Relationship With What They Ate The Inception Of Herding And The Invention Of Agriculture, Perhaps The Two Greatest Revolutions Of All The Rise Of Inequality, Which Led To The Development Of Haute Cuisine The Long Range Trade In Food Which, Practically Alone, Broke Down Cultural Barriers The Ecological Exchanges, Which Revolutionized The Global Distribution Of Plants And Livestock And, Finally, The Industrialization And Globalization Of Mass Produced Food From Prehistoric Snail Herding To Roman Banquets To Big Macs To Genetically Modified Tomatoes, Near A Thousand Tables Is A Full Course Meal Of Extraordinary Narrative, Brilliant Insight, And Fascinating Explorations That Will Satisfy The Hungriest Of Readers.Near a Thousand Tables

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Near a Thousand Tables
  • Felipe Fernández-Armesto
  • English
  • 07 December 2017
  • 0743227409

10 thoughts on “Near a Thousand Tables

  1. says:

    Trying to supplement my knowledge of food history for my Survey of Food History course this semester, I greatly enjoyed Fernandez Armesto s account, which organizes the vast details of world food history into eight compelling categories 1 The Invention of Cooking, arguably the first revolution of human eating and a key step in our evolution and survival2 The Meaning of Eating, revealing how meals and specific foods were the first building blocks of cultures, traditions, taboos, s, etc 3 Trying to supplement my knowledge of food history for my Survey of Food History course this semester, I greatly enjoyed Fernandez Armesto s account, which organizes the vast details of world food history into eight compelling categories 1 The Invention of Cooking, arguably the first revolution of human eating and a key step in our evolution and survival2 The Meaning of Eating, revealing how meals and specific foods were the first building blocks of cultures, traditions, taboos, s, etc 3 Breeding to Eat, discussing the role of herding, i.e transitioning from hunter gatherer patterns of collecting food to producing food4 Managing Plant Life for Foo...

  2. says:

    Positives rambly accounts of food history, ecology, cultural and political significance, etc Lots of great anecdotes mozzarella from water buffalos The chocolate bar invented partially as a temperance object to keep people from drinking Which sent me lunging for the internet to find out how long it took someone to invent chocolate liqueur My faith in humanity is sustained by learning that alcoholic chocolate beverages actually predate the chocolate bar by nearly two centuries Priorities Positives rambly accounts of food history, ecology, cultural and political significance, etc Lots of great anecdotes mozzarella from water buffalos The chocolate bar invented partially as a temperance object to keep people from drinking Which sent me lunging for the internet to find out how long it took someone to invent chocolate liqueu...

  3. says:

    Just as I started getting used to the abundance of information and ideas, the book came to an end Tables is a great inspiration for further reading and discovery, it is an easy read and it s quite objective about all kinds of diets and food fads of the past and present.

  4. says:

    I read this book back in 2003 Here is what I wrote in my journal at the time Finished reading Fernandez Armesto s Near a Thousand Table This history of food is a book to be savored it is not fast paced, but it is a book with interesting content The book is arranged on the basis of major revolutions in food history, but then we get to see how these revolutions affected human history Some of these revolutions include the concept of cooking, the idea of eating as having ritualistic si I read this book back in 2003 Here is what I wrote in my journal at the time Finished reading Fern...

  5. says:

    This is, quite simply, the best scholarly approach to food history that I have read to date, mingling sociology, economics, anthropology, history and politics to show the impacts of foods and food ideas on society and, conversely, society on food Fern ndez Armesto ranges topically through multiple cultures in one paragraph, creating a density of example that is at once stimulating, informative, and enticing His viewpoint ispan global than many histories, showing the ways that societies h This is, quite simply, the best scholarly approach to food history that I have read to date, mingling sociology, economics, anthropology, history and politics to show the impacts of foods and food ide...

  6. says:

    Exactly what the title says an overview of the evolution of food, from gathering raw shellfish to the current Eat Local movement Fascinating and well informed, with information on the cyclical fadism of vegetarianism and its cultish off...

  7. says:

    Informative, but Fernandez Armesto is sort of snooty and insufferable.

  8. says:

    This book is thoughtful, wide ranging, iconoclastic, brilliant, elegant, and packed with fascinating, abundantly documented information It s an exhilarating race through the entire history of where food came from and what it means to humankind It encompasses psychology, sociology, science, culture, literature, religion, and politics, along with its culinary history Fern ndez Armesto doesn t shy away from anything, delving into everything from cannibalism to the raw food movement Culture be This book is thoughtful, wide ranging, iconoclastic, brilliant, elegant, and packed with fascinating, abundantly documented information It s an exhilarating race through the entire history of where food came from and what it means to humankind It encompasses psychology, sociology, science, culture, literature, religion, and politics, along with its culinary history Fern ndez Armesto doesn t shy away from anything, delving into everything from cannibalism to the raw food movement Culture begins when the raw gets cooked This book is so rich in facts, history, and insights that it is difficult to even imagine where to begin describing it Of course, he covers the transition from hunting to farming and discusses the foods that have had the biggest impact on the planet rice, wheat, maize, sugar, and so on But i...

  9. says:

    I am really unsure of what to make of this book It was not at all what I was expecting, but different expectations are my fault As far as the history of food goes, FFA does a complete examination of our origins, evolution, idiosyncratic developments, and breakthroughs A real strength of his historical approach is to break down the relationship between food and humans into revolutions This is necessary, of course, by virtue of humans taking control of food and applying human knowledge to the I am really unsure of what to make of this book It was not at all what I was expecting, but different expectations are my fault As far as the history of food goes, FFA does a complete examination of our origins, evolution, idiosyncratic developments, and breakthroughs A real strength of his historical approach is to break down the relationship between food and humans into revolutions This is necessary, of course, by virtue of humans taking control of food and applying human knowledge to the relationships industrialization I am sure that his history is sound, as is his method of dividing the history My disappointments arise from his lack of analysis We are given various fun facts and trivia throughout the book his tangents on oysters are fascinating and I d...

  10. says:

    This isn t exactly the history of food but since he titles it a history I guess I shouldn t be too critical of that He does cover a lot of subjects but just seems overwhelmed at times This leads to him making what I consider to be unforgivable mistakes, like buying into the idea that eating only potatoes can provide all the nutrition humans need what about fats, vitamin A, the fact that its toxins build up if eaten in large quantities, etc and the omission of some of food history s mos This isn t exactly the history of food but since he titles it a history I guess I shouldn t be too critical of that He does cover a lot of subjects but just seems overwhelmed at times This leads to him making what I co...

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