Food - A History

Author(s): Felipe Fernandez-Armesto


A delicious and intriguing history of food and society. From the bestselling author of Civilizations and Millennium, comes a book which delves into the rich history of how we eat and why we eat what we do. In this delicious narrative, we are taken on a journey from the start of humanity right through to the industrialisation of the modern age.

Starting with the revolutionary notion of our decision to cook our food, Fernandez-Armesto introduces us to the revolutions which influences our culinary habits today. With customary verve, our guide vividly describes how food changed and changed us through the centuries, on the way of explaining why 'You are what you eat.' A witty and intelligent blend of the best historical and culinary writing, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto's Food is a piquant dish of spice, zest and mouth-watering writing.

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto has been a member of the Faculty of Modern History at Oxford University since 1983, was most recently Union Pacific Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of numerous books, most notably Millennium: A History of the last Thousand YearsCivilisations (2000).


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780333901748
  • : Macmillan
  • : Macmillan
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 287