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The Oxford companion to food

Author: Alan Davidson; Tom Jaine
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
From the Publisher: Twenty years in the making, the first edition of Alan Davidson's magnum opus appeared in 1999 to worldwide acclaim. Its combination of serious food history, culinary expertise, and entertaining serendipity was recognized as utterly unique. Including both an exhaustive catalogue of the foods that nourish humankind-fruit from tropical forests, mosses scraped from adamantine granite in Siberian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davidson, Alan, 1924-2003.
Oxford companion to food.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006048602
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Davidson; Tom Jaine
ISBN: 9780191758010 0191758019
OCLC Number: 681757953
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 907 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Alan Davidson: a tribute --
Preface to the second edition --
Acknowledgments for the second edition --
Introduction --
Contributors --
Subject index --
Notes on using this book --
Oxford companion to food A-Z --
Maps --
Bibliography --
Index --
Picture acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Alan Davidson ; edited by Tom Jaine ; consultant editor, Jane Davidson ; research director, Helen Saberi ; illustrations by Soun Vannithone.


Features a repertory of foodstuffs, cooked dishes, and food processes, together with entries that cover the food and foodways of the countries of the world, and the literature of food and cookery.  Read more...
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Alan Davidson's masterly encyclopaedia is the only reference book you need. The Times Far more entertaining, addictive and idiosyncratic than any reference book has a right to be. Christopher Hirst, Read more...

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