Has anyone seen the New Oxford Compaion to Food?

Discussion in 'Cookbook Reviews' started by bakergurl6, May 14, 2003.

  1. bakergurl6

    bakergurl6

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    I saw an interesting book today on tv; and was wondering if anyone had heard about it, The Oxford Companion to Food? I'm English; and so I'm always interested in good books, especially in the area of history of food, and our culture.
    I hope to get myself a copy as soon as I can, most likely from Amazon or somewhere like that; because they sell books quite reasonably, and I don't live near a major bookstore, so ordering online is very convenient.:)
     
  2. cape chef

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    Hi Anne,

    It is a good reference tool.

    Davidson does a good job.
     
  3. lamington

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    The Oxford Companion to Food came out about three years ago, I think. It's an excellent reference work, though there are errors here and there. Penguin (at least in the UK and Aus) have just published the Penguin Companion to Food which is, I believe, and paperback abridged version of the original.

    --lamington
     
  4. katew

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    I just got the Oxford Companion to Food for my birthday. It came out in 1999. It's good, but doesn't go into a lot of detail for some things, and too much detail for others. It's a good reference for most common foods and some odd things.
     
  5. mike

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    It took the poor author 30 years to write....Good but not as good as Larousse....enjoy