Serving students and general readers alike, this encyclopedia addresses the myriad and profound ways foods have shaped the world we inhabit, from prehistory to the present.
• Overviews the foods that have changed the world from prehistory to the present
• Gives attention to the relationships between foods and religious movements, such as the connections between fish, bread, and wine and the rise of Christianity
• Enables readers to grasp the connections between the history of foods and the Columbian Exchange
"With broad, easy-to-read coverage, this well-written resource is recommended for high-school students and undergraduates as well as the general public interested in the relationship of the history of food to culture." - Booklist