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Food: A Cultural Culinary History
- By: Ken Albala, The Great Courses
- Narrated by: Ken Albala
- Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
- Original Recording
Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. Epicure Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin said it best: "Gastronomy governs the whole life of man."
A wonderful series.
- By Amazon Customer on 16-08-2017
When I got this book, I thought it would give me a bit of entertainment and maybe a few food "fun facts". I have come out the other side of this book with a firmer understanding of human history, how humans work and the importance of food on societies. Lecturer was intriguing, funny and relatable and his passion for the subject shone through.
Thoroughly enjoyed, will definitely listen again.
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