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Introduction

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...We began work on the Cambridge History and Culture of Food and Nutrition Project even as we were still reading the page proofs for The Cambridge World History of Human Disease, published in 1993. At some point in that effort we had begun...

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

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 1 : 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...

Waste

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Waste © Angela Meah. Waste is matter that has crossed a contingent cultural line that separates it from stuff that is worth keeping or using. The stark statistics representing just how much matter could...

Tasting Power, Tasting Territory

Nina Levent

Nina Levent is the CEO of West & East Art Group, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Irina D. Mihalache

Irina D. Mihalache is Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Museums

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...“Food, glorious food” is the opening song from Lionel Bart’s 1960s musical—later turned into a film—Oliver! based on Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist. As the rag-dressed orphans line-up for their daily bowl of unappetizing gruel...

Lactose Intolerance

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Lactose is a disaccharide composed of linked molecules of the simple sugars glucose and galactose. Dietary lactose is obtained almost exclusively from milk. Infants and young children digest lactose with an enzyme,lactase, which splits...

Introduction

Ken Albala

Ken Albala is Professor of History at the University of the Pacific and chair of the Food Studies MA program in San Francisco. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beans : A History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

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...The world is but a hill of beans. Nearly every place on earth has its own native species and nearly every culture has depended on beans. For many people, they have made the difference between life and death. Beans are practically...

Conclusion: Food and Urbanism in Review

Susan Parham

Susan Parham is Head of Urbanism in the Centre for Sustainable Communities at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Urbanism : The Convivial City and a Sustainable Future

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...A reminder about some key themes Food and Urbanism has sought to explore some of the critical ways that food interconnects with place, and how that affects, for good or ill, possibilities for conviviality...

Geese

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...The common domestic geese are derived from two wild species, the greylag, Anser anser, and the swan goose, Anser cygnoides. The wild greylag is found seasonally throughout most of Eurasia and North Africa, although it is not known to breed...

The Cardiovascular System, Coronary Artery Disease, and Calcium: A Hypothesis

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...The CirculationThe central organ of the human circulatory system, the heart, must be among the most remarkable creations of nature. In the longest-living individuals, it works continuously for a hundred or more years, executing something...

The Question of Paleolithic Nutrition and Modern Health: From the End to the Beginning

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...A conviction has been growing among some observers that contemporary human health could be substantially improved if we would just emulate our hunter–gatherer ancestors in dietary matters. A look at this contention seems an appropriate way...