Food & Cooking, & Diet

Cookery and diet of our ancestors from prehistory onwards, from archaeological data to historic recipes.

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  1. Freshwater Fish in England

    Freshwater Fish in England: A Social and Cultural History of Coarse Fish from Prehistory to the Present Day [Paperback]

    Alison Locker (Author)

    £38.00

    ISBN: 9781789251128
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Much has been written on marine fishing and for the migratory eel and salmon. Less attention has focused on the obligate freshwater species, primarily the native pike, perch, cyprinids and introduced species of which the most significant is carp. ... .... Learn More
  2. Social Dimensions of Food in the Prehistoric Balkans

    Social Dimensions of Food in the Prehistoric Balkans [Hardback]

    Maria Ivanova (Editor); Bogdan Athanassov (Editor); Vanya Petrova (Editor); Desislava Takorova (Editor); Philipp W. Stockhammer (Editor)

    £48.00

    ISBN: 9781789250800
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Ever since the definition of the Neolithic Revolution by Vere Gordon Childe, archaeologists have been aware of the crucial importance of food for the understanding of prehistoric developments. Numerous studies have classified and described cooking... .... Learn More
  3. Dying to Eat

    Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife [Hardback]

    Candi K. Cann (Editor); Emily Wu (Other); Jung Eun Sophia Park (Other); Joshua Graham (Other); Lacy K. Crocker (Other)

    £54.00

    ISBN: 9780813174693
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Material Worlds
    Food has played a major role in funerary and memorial practices since the dawn of the human race. In the ancient Roman world, for example, it was common practice to build channels from the tops of graves into the crypts themselves, and mourners wo... .... Learn More
  4. Bound to the Fire

    Bound to the Fire: How Virginia's Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine [Hardback]

    Kelley Fanto Deetz (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9780813174730
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    In grocery store aisles and kitchens across the country, smiling images of "Aunt Jemima" and other historical and fictional black cooks can be found on various food products and in advertising. Although these images are sanitized and romanticized ... .... Learn More
  5. The Beer Cheese Book

    The Beer Cheese Book [Hardback]

    Garin Pirnia (Author)

    £20.50

    ISBN: 9780813174662
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    The ingredients are simple - beer, cheese, and spices - and the result is delicious. Still, beer cheese is a rarefied dish not common in cookbooks or on menus. Since the 1940s, this creamy appetizer with a kick, traditionally served with pretzels,... .... Learn More
  6. From Cooking Vessels to Cultural Practices in the Late Bronze Age Aegean

    From Cooking Vessels to Cultural Practices in the Late Bronze Age Aegean [Paperback]

    Julie Hruby (Editor); Debra Trusty (Editor)

    £38.00

    ISBN: 9781785706325
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Late Bronze Age Aegean cooking vessels illuminate prehistoric cultures, foodways, social interactions, and communication systems. While many scholars have focused on the utility of painted fineware vessels for chronological purposes, the contribut... .... Learn More
  7. Burgoo, Barbecue, and Bourbon

    Burgoo, Barbecue, and Bourbon: A Kentucky Culinary Trinity [Hardback]

    Albert W. A. Schmid (Author); Jessica Ebelhar (Author); Loreal "Butcher Babe" Gavin (Author)

    £23.00

    ISBN: 9780813169880
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Burgoo, barbecue, and bourbon have long been acknowledged as a trinity of good taste in Kentucky. Known as the gumbo of the Bluegrass, burgoo is a savory stew that includes meat - usually smoked -- from at least one "bird of the air," at least one... .... Learn More
  8. The Social Archaeology of Food: Thinking about Eating from Prehistory to the Present

    The Social Archaeology of Food: Thinking about Eating from Prehistory to the Present [Hardback]

    Christine A. Hastorf (Author)

    Regular Price: £77.00

    Special Price: £45.00

    ISBN: 9781107153363
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    This book offers a global perspective on the role food has played in shaping human societies, through both individual and collective identities. It integrates ethnographic and archaeological case studies from the European and Near Eastern Neolithi... .... Learn More
  9. Flavors from Home

    Flavors from Home: Refugees in Kentucky Share Their Stories and Comfort Foods [Paperback]

    Aimee Zaring (Author)

    £16.50

    ISBN: 9780813169590
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Each year, the United States legally resettles tens of thousands of refugees who have fled their homelands. Refugees, unlike economic migrants, are forced to leave their countries of origin or are driven out by violence or persecution. As these in... .... Learn More
  10. Food, Cuisine and Society in Prehistoric Greece

    Food, Cuisine and Society in Prehistoric Greece [Paperback]

    Paul Halstead (Author); John C. Barrett (Author)

    £36.00

    ISBN: 9781842171677
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Sheffield Studies in Aegean Archaeology
    Volume: 5
    Food and drink, along with the material culture involved in their consumption, can signify a variety of social distinctions, identities and values. Thus, in Early Minoan Knossos, tableware was used to emphasize the difference between the host and ... .... Learn More

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