Cheese: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible)

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  • Take a slice of bread. It’s perfectly okay in and of itself. Maybe it has a nice, crisp crust or the scent of sourdough. But really, it’s kind of boring. Now melt some cheese on it—a sharp Vermont cheddar or a flavorful Swiss Gruyere. Mmm, delicious. Cheese—it’s the staple food, the accessory that makes everything better, from the hamburger to the ordinary sandwich to a bowl of macaroni. Despite its many uses and variations, there has never before been a global history of cheese, but here at last is a succinct, authoritative account, revealing how cheese was invented and where, when, and even why.  In bite-sized chapters well-known food historian Andrew Dalby tells the true andsavory story of cheese, from its prehistoric invention to the moment of its modern rebirth. Here you will find the most ancient cheese appellations, the first written description of the cheese-making process, a list of the luxury cheeses of classical Rome, the medieval rule-of-thumb for identifying good cheese, and even the story of how loyal cheese lover Samuel Pepys saved his parmesan from the great Fire of London. Dalby reveals that cheese is one of the most ancient of civilized foods, and he suggests that our passion for cheese may even lay behind the early establishment of global trade.  Packed with entertaining cheese facts, anecdotes, and images, Cheese alsofeatures a selection of historic recipes. For those who crave a pungent stilton, a creamy brie, or a salty pecorino, Cheese is the perfect snack of a book. 
  • Author:
    Andrew Dalby
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641
    EAN:
    9781861895233
    ISBN:
    1861895232
    Label:
    Reaktion Books
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $15.95
    Manufacturer:
    Reaktion Books
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    128
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2009-11-15
    Publisher:
    Reaktion Books
    Studio:
    Reaktion Books
    Title:
    Cheese: A Global History (Reaktion Books - Edible)
    Feature:
    Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

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