FREE SHIPPING

on all orders of $59 or more

$5 OFF your purchase of $75 or more!
Use coupon code FRIDAY in checkout.

Pickled, Potted, and Canned How the Art and Science of Food Preserving Changed the World

, by
Pickled, Potted, and Canned How the Art and Science of Food Preserving Changed the World by Shephard, Sue, 9780743255530
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
  • ISBN: 9780743255530 | 0743255534
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/3/2006
  • Rent Book

    (Recommended)

    $6.53
     
    Term
    Due
    Price
  • Buy Used Book

    In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours.

    $13.45
  • Buy New Book

    In Stock Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours

    $17.59
We may not give much thought to the boxes in our freezers or the cans on our shelves, but behind the story of food preservation is the history of civilization itself. The development of portable, preserved food enabled the great explorers to travel into the unknown and gradually map the planet, facilitated the conquest of new territories, and created routes for the expansion of trade and the exchange of knowledge and culture that opened up our world. InPickled, Potted, and Canned,author Sue Shephard weaves together the stories of the inventors -- and inventions -- in a lively and richly detailed narrative that spans centuries and continents. It is a tale filled with extraordinary characters, old legends, and new revelations: how Attila the Hun and his men "gallop cured" their meat; how cooks became chemists and chemists became cooks and how some even lost their lives, like seventeenth-century statesman and philosopher Francis Bacon, whose death was caused by an experiment with a frozen chicken.From the primitive techniques of drying and salting to the latest methods that have allowed us to feed men in space,Pickled, Potted, and Cannedgives us fascinating insights into the histories, cultures, and ingenuity of people inventing new ways to "cheat the seasons."

You might also enjoy...



Please wait while the item is added to your bag...