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Food and Urban Design: Urban Agriculture as Second Nature?

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...It is generally accepted that the establishment of settled agriculture enabled the formation of cities; the relationship between the two is intimate and very old. Until the nineteenth century, cities like Berlin and London had extensive...

Farming

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Richard Lee

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Farming © Angela Meah. Farming encompasses a wide variety of organized land- or marine-based activities...

Climatic Cycles and Behavioural Revolutions: The Emergence of Modern Humans and the Beginning of Farming

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Origins

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Publication of a new volume on the beginnings of Old World farming (Harris 1996) has provided a compendium of current views on this critical inflection-point in human inhabitance of the world. Was it driven by climatic change, as Gordon...

Rye

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Rye As a Grass...

Setting the Scene before 1500

Joan Thirsk

Joan Thirsk was the UK’s leading historian of agriculture. She was the author of Alternative Agriculture: A History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food in Early Modern England : Phases, Fads, Fashions 1500–1760

Hambledon Continuum, 2014

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...Since mankind has to eat to survive, our food history goes back thousands of years to an age before any record was written down. Selecting, preparing and cooking food were skills passed on by word of mouth and by practical example. We learn...

Sorghum

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Grain sorghum ( Sorghum bicolor [Linn.] Moench) is a native African cereal now also widely grown in India, China, and the Americas. Sorghum ranks fifth in world cereal grain production, and fourth in value (after rice...

Northern Europe – Germany and Surrounding Regions

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...The majority of foods found in modern northern Europe – which includes the lands around the North Sea and the Baltic Sea and those of northern Alpine region – are not indigenous to the area. It is here, however, that one of the most stable...

Buckwheat

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Möench) is a crop commonly grown for its black or gray triangular seeds. It can also be grown as a green manure crop, a companion crop, a cover crop, as a source of buckwheat honey (often for the benefit...

Celiac Disease

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Historical Perspective Celiac disease has been recognized for centuries (Dowd and Walker-Smith 1974...

Cucumbers, Melons, and Watermelons

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Our focus here is on three important cucurbits – cucumber, melon, and watermelon – although cucurbits of less significance such as the citron, bur (or West India gherkin), and some lesser-known melons are also briefly discussed...