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Beans : A History
by Ken Albala


Overview - Winner of The 2008 Jane Grigson Award , issued by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)

Winner of the 2008 Cordon d' Or Culinary Literature - History Culinary Academy Award

This is the story of the bean, the staple food cultivated by humans for over 10,000 years.
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Overview
Winner of The 2008 Jane Grigson Award, issued by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)

Winner of the 2008 Cordon d' Or Culinary Literature - History Culinary Academy Award

This is the story of the bean, the staple food cultivated by humans for over 10,000 years.

From the lentil to the soybean, every civilization on the planet has cultivated its own species of bean. The humble bean has always attracted attention - from Pythagoras' notion that the bean hosted a human soul to St. Jerome's indictment against bean-eating in convents (because they "tickle the genitals"), to current research into the deadly toxins contained in the most commonly eaten beans.

Over time, the bean has been both scorned as "poor man's meat" and praised as health-giving, even patriotic. Attitudes to this most basic of foodstuffs have always revealed a great deal about a society. Beans: A History takes the reader on a fascinating journey across cuisines and cultures.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781845204303
  • ISBN-10: 1845204301
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • Publish Date: September 2007
  • Page Count: 261
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 6.34 x 1.07 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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