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The Resource Consider the fork : a history of invention in the kitchen, Bee Wilson

Consider the fork : a history of invention in the kitchen, Bee Wilson

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Consider the fork : a history of invention in the kitchen
Title
Consider the fork
Title remainder
a history of invention in the kitchen
Statement of responsibility
Bee Wilson
Title variation
History of invention in the kitchen
Creator
Contributor
RmwhoheeN-E
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A wooden spoon - most trusty and loveable of kitchen implements - looks like the opposite of 'technology', as the word is normally understood. But look closer. Is it oval or round? Slotted or solid? Does it have an extra-long handle to give your hand a place of greater safety from a hot skillet? Or a pointy bit at one side to get the lumpy bits in the corner of the pan? It took countless inventions, small and large, to get to the well-equipped kitchens we have now, where our old low-tech spoon (found, like the knife, in every culture) is joined by mixers, freezers and microwaves, but the story of human invention in the kitchen is largely unseen. Countless decisions, obsessions and preoccupations have gone into the making of your pots and pans. Indeed the very foods we eat speak of the time and the place we inhabit. From the birth of the fork in Italy as it discovered pasta, to culture wars over spoons in Restoration England, and tests for how to choose the perfect pan, Consider the Fork opens our eyes to the incredible creations that have shaped how and what we cook. Encompassing inventors, scientists, cooks and chefs, this is the previously unsung history of our kitchens
Summary
Traces the history of cooking through a series of engaging cultural anecdotes while demonstrating how technological innovations ranging from the mortar and pestle to the microwave have shaped how and what humans eat
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Writing style
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10141274
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DLC
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Wilson, Bee
Dewey number
643.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Lee, Annabel
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True
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Cooking
Target audience
adult
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a history of how we cook and eat
Label
Consider the fork : a history of invention in the kitchen, Bee Wilson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050175709
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
404 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846143403
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Consider the fork : a history of invention in the kitchen, Bee Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050175709
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
404 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846143403
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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