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A History Of The World In Ten Dinners


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For every lover of food culture, this scrupulously researched and accessible cookbook presents one-of-a-kind dinner parties inspired by seminal moments in culinary history. In ten chapters - each an important moment in food history, from Ancient Rome to Al-Andalus in Spain, from the Ethiopian Empire to nineteenth-century New York City - the authors pair menus with immersive retellings of historic culinary breakthroughs.

Modern ingredients and techniques for today's kitchens allow cooks of all abilities to create dishes that were enjoyed hundreds of years ago.

The home cook can prepare an entire seven-course Tudor feast, for example, or pick and choose dishes from around the world throughout time. Rich illustrations, hand-drawn maps, and lavish photography create an immersive experience, while Harris's foreword puts these historic foodways and their legacies into contemporary context.
  • Hardback, 384 pages
  • Measures 26.1 x 21.2 cm