An enthralling world history of food from prehistoric times to the present. A favorite of gastronomes and history buffs alike, Food in History is packed with intriguing information, lore, and startling insights--like what cinnamon had to do with the discovery of America, and how food has influenced population growth and urban expansion.
**** The Stein and Day edition (1973) is cited in BCL3. A learned, witty and very readable world history of food and dining. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)