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The Resource Consider the Fork

Consider the Fork

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Consider the Fork
Title
Consider the Fork
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Summary
Award-winning food writer Bee Wilson's secret history of kitchens, showing how new technologies - from the fork to the microwave and beyond - have fundamentally shaped how and what we eat.Since prehistory, humans have braved sharp knives, fire, and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious—or at least edible. But these tools have also transformed how we consume, and how we think about, our food. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer Bee Wilson takes readers on a wonderful and witty tour of the evolution of cooking around the world, revealing the hidden history of objects we often take for granted. Technology in the kitchen does not just mean the Pacojets and sous-vide machines of the modern kitchen, but also the humbler tools of everyday cooking and eating: a wooden spoon and a skillet, chopsticks and forks. Blending history, science, and personal anecdotes, Wilson reveals how our culinary tools and tricks came to be and how their influence has shaped food culture today. The story of how we have tamed fire and ice and wielded whisks, spoons, and graters, all for the sake of putting food in our mouths, Consider the Fork is truly a book to savor
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Wilson, Bee
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Cooking & Food
  • History
  • Technology
  • Nonfiction
Label
Consider the Fork
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:fa643aa0-00eb-42b7-8e02-544fb0e52fac
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781541617827
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Consider the Fork
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fa643aa0-00eb-42b7-8e02-544fb0e52fac
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781541617827
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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