Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat

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Price
$17.98  $16.54
Publisher
Basic Books
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780465056972

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About the Author

Bee Wilson is a celebrated food writer, food historian, and author of five books, including First Bite: How We Learn to Eat and Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat. She has been named BBC Radio's food writer of the year and is a three-time Guild of Food Writers food journalist of the year. She writes a monthly column on food in the Wall Street Journal. She lives in Cambridge, England.

Reviews

"Reading [Consider the Fork] is like having a long dinner table discussion with a fascinating friend.... Leisurely but lively...a pure joy to read."--Los Angeles Times
"Delightful.... [An] ebulliently written and unobtrusively learned survey."--Harper's Magazine
"[A] sparkling...fascinating and entertaining book."--The Sunday Times (London)
"One part science, one part history, and a generous dash of fun."--Good Housekeeping
"Wilson's insouciant scholarship and companionable voice convince you she would be great fun to spend time with in the kitchen.... [She is] a congenial kitchen oracle."--New York Times Book Review
"Fluid yet engaging, just like a good conversation over a pan of sizzling vegetables."--New Republic
"The path from Stone Age flints to sous-vide machines whirs so smoothly that I found myself re-reading passages just to trace how the author managed to work in a Victorian copper batterie de cuisine along the way."--Washington Post
"A delightful compendium of the tools, techniques and cultures of cooking and eating. Be it a tong or a chopstick, a runcible spoon or a cleaver, Bee Wilson approaches it with loving curiosity and thoroughness."--Spectator (London)
"Wilson celebrates the unsung implements that have helped shape our diets through the centuries. After devouring this delightful mix of culinary science and history, you'll never take a whisk for granted again."--Parade