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Delicioso : a history of food in Spain

Title
Delicioso : a history of food in Spain / María José Sevilla.
Author
Sevilla, María José
Publication
London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2019.

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Description
343 pages : illustrations (some color); 24 cm.
Series Statement
Foods and nations
Uniform Title
Foods and nations.
Subjects
Genre/Form
History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Call Number
JFE 20-3900
ISBN
  • 1789141370
  • 9781789141375
  • 9781789141894 (ebook) (canceled/invalid)
OCLC
1085145986
Author
Sevilla, María José, author.
Title
Delicioso : a history of food in Spain / María José Sevilla.
Publisher
London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2019.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
Foods and nations
Foods and nations.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
Spanish cuisine is a melting-pot of cultures, flavors, and ingredients: Greek and Roman; Jewish, Moorish, and Middle Eastern. It has been enriched by Spanish climate, geology, and spectacular topography, which have encouraged a variety of regional food traditions and "Cocinas," such as Basque, Galician, Castilian, Andalusian, and Catalan. It has been shaped by the country's complex history, as foreign occupations brought religious and cultural influences that determined what people ate and still eat. And it has continually evolved with the arrival of new ideas and foodstuffs from Italy, France, and the Americas, including cocoa, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, and chili peppers. Having become a powerhouse of creativity and innovation in recent decades, Spanish cuisine has placed itself among the best in the world. This is the first book in English to trace the history of the food of Spain from antiquity to the present day. From the use of pork fat and olive oil to the Spanish passion for eggplants and pomegranates, María José Sevilla skillfully weaves together the history of Spanish cuisine, the circumstances affecting its development and characteristics, and the country's changing relationship to food and cookery.
Local Note
ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT IN COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE.
Other Form:
ebook version : 9781789141894
Research Call Number
JFE 20-3900
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