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The Skoki Cookbook

Trailblazing Through History and Culinary Delights
edition:Hardcover
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Lost Feast

Lost Feast

Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food
edition:Hardcover
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To understand these culinary extinction threats, imagine a feast. It can be any feast: a Las Vegas buffet, a family holiday dinner, a South Pacific pit BBQ, or an Indonesian rijsttafel, the classic meal of many small dishes, served for special occasions.  Imagine a meal with many dishes and more food than can possibly be eaten at once. There are two things in that feast, aside from a great deal of hidden labour. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of species of plants and animals, a sort of culinary menagerie. There is also a huge body of culinary knowledge, the accumulated knowledge of growing, harvesting, processing and preparing foods handed down and improved upon over generations. A feast is a bit like a book, but a tasty book we read through eating. Now imagine that the dishes start to disappear one by one. The raspberries for the waffles, the sage on the Thanksgiving turkey, the poi or the pisang goreng. Gone. Slowly the table becomes less interesting, less captivating, and as each species disappears, the accompanying cultural knowledge vanishes with it.

This is the paradox of the lost feast. Even as we enjoy a time in which food is cheaper, more diverse and more available than ever before, the spectre of extinction threatens to radically challenge how we eat. In fact, it is already happening.

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Kosher Style

Kosher Style

Over 100 Jewish Recipes for the Modern Cook
edition:Hardcover
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Recipes for Victory

Recipes for Victory

Great War Food from the Front and Kitchens Back Home in Canada
edition:Paperback
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Pizza Cultura

Pizza Cultura

Love At First Slice
edition:Paperback
tagged : history, pizza, italian
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The Redpath Canadian Bake Book

The Redpath Canadian Bake Book

Over 200 Delectable Recipes for Cakes, Breads, Desserts and More
edition:Hardcover
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Preserving on Paper

Preserving on Paper

Seventeenth-Century Englishwomen's Receipt Books
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
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