Pancake: A Global History (RB-Edible)

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  • Round, thin, and made of starchy batter cooked on a flat surface, it is a food that goes by many names: flapjack, crêpe, and okonomiyaki, to name just a few. The pancake is a treasured food the world over, and now Ken Albala unearths the surprisingly rich history of pancakes and their sizzling goodness.Pancake traverses over centuries and civilizations to examine the culinary and cultural importance of pancakes in human history. From the Russian blini to the Ethiopian injera, Albala reveals how pancakes have been a perennial source of sustenance from Greek and Roman eras to the Middle Ages through to the present day.  He explores how the pancake has gained symbolic currency in diverse societies as a comfort food, a portable victual for travelers, a celebratory dish, and a breakfast meal. The book also features a number of historic and modern recipes—tracing the first official pancake recipe to a sixteenth-century Dutch cook—and is accompanied by a rich selection of illustrations.Pancake is a witty and erudite history of a well-known favorite and will ensure that the pancake will never be flattened under the shadow of better known foods.  (20080714)
  • Author:
    Ken Albala
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641
    EAN:
    9781861893925
    Edition:
    1
    ISBN:
    1861893922
    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:
    2008-10-15
    Publisher:
    Reaktion Books
    Studio:
    Reaktion Books
    Title:
    Pancake: A Global History (RB-Edible)
    Feature:
    Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

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