Pickled, Potted, and Canned: How the Art and Science of Food Preserving Changed the World

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  • We may not give much thought to the boxes in our freezers or the cans on our shelves, but behind the story of food preservation is the history of civilization itself. The development of portable, preserved food enabled the great explorers to travel into the unknown and gradually map the planet, facilitated the conquest of new territories, and created routes for the expansion of trade and the exchange of knowledge and culture that opened up our world. In Pickled, Potted, and Canned, author Sue Shephard weaves together the stories of the inventors -- and inventions -- in a lively and richly detailed narrative that spans centuries and continents. It is a tale filled with extraordinary characters, old legends, and new revelations: how Attila the Hun and his men "gallop cured" their meat; how cooks became chemists and chemists became cooks and how some even lost their lives, like seventeenth-century statesman and philosopher Francis Bacon, whose death was caused by an experiment with a frozen chicken.From the primitive techniques of drying and salting to the latest methods that have allowed us to feed men in space, Pickled, Potted, and Canned gives us fascinating insights into the histories, cultures, and ingenuity of people inventing new ways to "cheat the seasons."
  • Author:
    Sue Shephard
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641
    EAN:
    9780743255530
    ISBN:
    0743255534
    Label:
    Simon & Schuster
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $15.00
    Manufacturer:
    Simon & Schuster
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    368
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2006-06-27
    Publisher:
    Simon & Schuster
    Studio:
    Simon & Schuster
    Title:
    Pickled, Potted, and Canned: How the Art and Science of Food Preserving Changed the World
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