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The Seven Culinary Wonders of the World

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The Seven Culinary Wonders of the World by Jenny Linford
Oct 16, 2018 | 240 Pages
  • Hardcover $27.95

    Oct 16, 2018 | 240 Pages

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Named one of the ten best books about food in 2018 by Smithsonian magazine

“Linford (editor, 1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die) focuses on seven ubiquitous ingredients often taken for granted: honey, salt, chile, pork, rice, cacao, and tomato. Her book tells their fascinating histories and helps foster a new appreciation for them, relating some of their first recorded uses and how the ingredients spread worldwide through exploration and trade routes. The author shows how human ingenuity transformed them from expensive, exotic luxuries into affordable staples. The inclusion of folklore, facts of cultural and religious significance, and novel illustrations make the book both informative and pleasurable. Though over 60 easy recipes from a range of countries are included, the book’s real value is the entertaining history lesson. Linford’s idea is original and well-executed, making this a perfect read for a curious food lover who wants to know just a bit more but who would be overwhelmed by tomes devoted to a single ingredient.” —Library Journal

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