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The Resource Dinner with Darwin : food, drink, and evolution, Jonathan Silvertown

Dinner with Darwin : food, drink, and evolution, Jonathan Silvertown

Label
Dinner with Darwin : food, drink, and evolution
Title
Dinner with Darwin
Title remainder
food, drink, and evolution
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Silvertown
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What do eggs, flour, and milk have in common? They form the basis of crepes of course, but they also each have an evolutionary purpose. Eggs, seeds (from which flour is derived by grinding) and milk are each designed by evolution to nourish offspring. Everything we eat has an evolutionary history. Grocery shelves and restaurant menus are bounteous evidence of evolution at work, though the label on the poultry will not remind us of this with a Jurassic sell-by date, nor will the signs in the produce aisle betray the fact that corn has a 5,000 year history of artificial selection by pre-Colombian Americans. Any shopping list, each recipe, every menu and all ingredients can be used to create culinary and gastronomic magic, but can also each tell a story about natural selection, and its influence on our plates--and palates. Join in for multiple courses, for a tour of evolutionary gastronomy that helps us understand the shape of our diets, and the trajectories of the foods that have been central to them over centuries--from spirits to spices. This literary repast also looks at the science of our interaction with foods and cooking--the sights, the smells, the tastes. The menu has its eclectic components, just as any chef is entitled. But while it is not a comprehensive work which might risk gluttony, this is more than an amuse bouche, and will leave every reader hungry for more
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silvertown, Jonathan W
Dewey number
394.1/2
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2855
LC item number
.S58 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food habits
  • Diet
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Dinners and dining
Label
Dinner with Darwin : food, drink, and evolution, Jonathan Silvertown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Herbs and spices-piquancy
  • Desserts-indulgence
  • Cheese-dairying
  • Wine and beer-intoxication
  • Feasting-society
  • Future food
  • An invitation to dinner
  • A cooking animal
  • Shellfish-beachcombing
  • Bread-domestication
  • Soup-taste
  • Fish-flavor
  • Meat-carnivory
  • Vegetables-variety
Control code
ocn973383817
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780226245393
Lccn
2017007291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226245393
  • (OCoLC)973383817
Label
Dinner with Darwin : food, drink, and evolution, Jonathan Silvertown
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Herbs and spices-piquancy
  • Desserts-indulgence
  • Cheese-dairying
  • Wine and beer-intoxication
  • Feasting-society
  • Future food
  • An invitation to dinner
  • A cooking animal
  • Shellfish-beachcombing
  • Bread-domestication
  • Soup-taste
  • Fish-flavor
  • Meat-carnivory
  • Vegetables-variety
Control code
ocn973383817
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780226245393
Lccn
2017007291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226245393
  • (OCoLC)973383817

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