From the bestselling author of Civilizations and Millennium comes a book which delves into the rich history of how we eat and why we eat what we do. In this delicious narrative, we are taken on a journey from the start of humanity right through to the industrialism of the modern age. Starting with the revolutionary notion of our decision to cook our food, Fernández-Armesto introduces us to the revolutions which influenced our culinary habits today. With customary verve, our guide vividly describes how food changed and changed through the centuries, on the way to explaining why ‘You are what you eat’.
A witty and intelligent blend of the best historical and culinary writing, Felipe Fernández-Armesto’s Food: A History is a piquant dish of spice, zest and mouth-watering writing.