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Sunday, 1 May 2011

Please, sir, I want some more.

Another highly visual food related blog post! Presenting: A Visual History of Cookery, a stunning coffee table book that charts a global (but mostly Western) history of food through its visual representations over time. The book is broken into geographical chapters—France, England, Italy, Spain, America—and starts as far back as Ancient Iberia and then up through American Fast Food and the reactionary Italian Slow Food movement. A Visual History of Cookery is both a great resource tool and a pleasurable pick-up read. What better way to learn about the history of food than through its imagery? Such a sensuous topic deserves a visual approach and this book includes primary written sources, recipes, art representations of food (paintings, illustration), photographs, as well as magazine and newspaper archives. Look:








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