Consider the Fork

A History of How We Cook and Eat

By Bee Wilson; Alison Larkin (Narrated by); Alison Larkin (Read by)
(Tantor Audio, Compact Disc, 9781452639574)

Publication Date: October 2012

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Description
Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating something delicious or at least edible. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson traces the ancient lineage of our modern culinary tools, revealing the startling history of objects we often take for granted. Charting the evolution of technologies from the knife and fork to the gas range and the sous-vide cooker, Wilson offers unprecedented insights into how we've prepared and consumed food over the centuries and how those basic acts have changed our societies, our diets, and our very selves.



About the Author
Bee Wilson is a food writer, historian, and author of three books, including "Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee" and "The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us".

An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, Alison Larkin is a classically trained actress who has appeared on Broadway with the Royal National Theatre and Off-Broadway with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her bestselling novel "The English American" made the top ten list of best author audiobook narrations of all time.

An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, Alison Larkin is a classically trained actress who has appeared on Broadway with the Royal National Theatre and Off-Broadway with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her bestselling novel "The English American" made the top ten list of best author audiobook narrations of all time.
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