Food in Early Modern Europe

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"This unique book examines food's importance during the massive evolution of Europe following the Middle Ages. It was a time when even forks and table manners were remarkable and new. Food became a cardinal concern in explorations of the New World, as well as a fundamental element of global trade. Agricultural revolution gave rise to new farming methods. Science illuminated diet and nutrition. Food historian Ken Albala has written the perfect book for students and other readers interested in the myriad aspects of food in Early Modern Europe. This guide also includes many period recipes, never before available in English, along with evocative illustrations and a timeline." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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