About Bee Wilson

Consider the Fork

The Unsung History of the Kitchen

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Particular Books
Hardback : 25 Oct 2012

£20.00

Synopsis

Bee Wilson is the beloved food writer and historian who writes as the 'Kitchen Thinker' in the Sunday Telegraph, and is the author of Swindled!. Her charming and original new book, Consider the Fork, explores how the implements we use in the kitchen have shaped the way we cook and live.

A wooden spoon - most trusty and loveable of kitchen implements - looks like the opposite of 'technology', as the word is normally understood. But look closer. Is it oval or round? Does it have an extra-long handle to give your hand a place of greater safety from a hot skillet? Or a pointy bit at one side to get the lumpy bits in the corner of the pan? It took countless inventions to get to the well-equipped kitchens we have now, where our old low- tech spoon is joined by mixers, freezers and microwaves, but the story of human invention in the kitchen is largely unseen. Discovering the histories of our knives, ovens and kitchens themselves, Bee Wilson explores, among many other things, why the French and Chinese have such different cultures of the knife; and why Roman kitchens contain so many implements we recognize. Encompassing inventors, scientists, cooks and chefs, this is the previously unsung history of our kitchens.


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Product details

Format : Hardback
ISBN: 9781846143403
Size : 153 x 214mm
Pages : 416
Published : 25 Oct 2012
Publisher : Particular Books

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Consider the Fork

The Unsung History of the Kitchen

» Bee Wilson

£20.00


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