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Why We Eat What We Eat by Raymond Sokolov

Why We Eat What We Eat by Raymond Sokolov

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Why We Eat What We Eat

How the Encounter Between the New World and the Old Changed the Way Everyone on the Planet Eats

by Raymond Sokolov

Summit Books, 1991, ISBN 0671667963, hardcover with black cloth binding, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, small stain to bottom fore edge, sticker residue on inside front cover, previous owners gift inscription on front fly leaf, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing to edges and corners (see photographs)

“In this lively and informative history of the world as seen form a gourmet’s table, Raymond Sokolov explains how all of us – Europeans, Americans, and Asians – came to eat what we eat today.  For readers in the midst of the nouvelle cuisine revolution, Why We Eat What We Eat shows how the very idea of culinary “authenticity” ignores the 500-year revolution in food history that began with Columbus.
Following the charts of Columbus and his successors, Sokolov journeys with the reader to Puerto Rico, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and the Philippines, sampling the local cuisines and revealing a delicious merging of the menus of two hemispheres – a feast for the mind of readers and eaters.”


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