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The Secret History Of Food: Strange But True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat

Author: Matt Siegel.

The Secret History Of Food: Strange But True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat

Author: Matt Siegel.

$19.99 $5.98
Item #: D32701
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 9780062973207
Is Italian olive oil really Italian, or are we dipping our bread in lamp oil? Far from being a classic American dish, is apple pie actually English? And why are we masochistically drawn to foods that can hurt us, like hot peppers? "As a species, we're hardwired to obsess over food," Matt Siegel explains, and here he considers such topics as the role of food ... More
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Is Italian olive oil really Italian, or are we dipping our bread in lamp oil? Far from being a classic American dish, is apple pie actually English? And why are we masochistically drawn to foods that can hurt us, like hot peppers? "As a species, we're hardwired to obsess over food," Matt Siegel explains, and here he considers such topics as the role of food in fairy tales, how the rare spice vanilla became a synonym for boring sex, and how ice cream helped defeat the Nazis.


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