The secret history of food : strange but true stories about the origins of everything we eat
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New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021].
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
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270 pages ; 24 cm
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Land O'Lakes Branch Library - BOOK - Adult
394.12 SIEGEL
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Published
New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021].
Edition
First edition.
Language
English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-249) and index.
Description
"Is Italian olive oil really Italian, or are we dipping our bread in lamp oil? Why are we masochistically drawn to foods that can hurt us, like hot peppers? Far from being a classic American dish, is apple pie actually . . . English? "As a species, we're hardwired to obsess over food," Matt Siegel explains as he sets out "to uncover the hidden side of everything we put in our mouths." Siegel also probes subjects ranging from the myths--and realities--of food as aphrodisiac, to how one of the rarest and most exotic spices in all the world (vanilla) became a synonym for uninspired sexual proclivities, to the role of food in fairy- and morality tales. He even makes a well-argued case for how ice cream helped defeat the Nazis. The Secret History of Food is a rich and satisfying exploration of the historical, cultural, scientific, sexual, and, yes, culinary subcultures of this most essential realm"--Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Siegel, M. (2021). The secret history of food: strange but true stories about the origins of everything we eat (First edition.). Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Siegel, Matt. 2021. The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat. New York: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Siegel, Matt. The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat New York: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Siegel, Matt. The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat First edition., Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2021.

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