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Food Mania: An Extraordinary Visual Record of the Art of Food, from Kitchen Garden to Banqueting Table Nigel Garwood

Food Mania: An Extraordinary Visual Record of the Art of Food, from Kitchen Garden to Banqueting Table

Nigel Garwood

Published October 16th 2001
ISBN : 9780609808764
Paperback
400 pages
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Food Mania celebrates our frenzy for food with the most extraordinary visual record of culinary matters ever published.Mans fascination with food has inspired a huge body of literature, from poetry to cookbooks, but it has also yielded engravings,MoreFood Mania celebrates our frenzy for food with the most extraordinary visual record of culinary matters ever published.Mans fascination with food has inspired a huge body of literature, from poetry to cookbooks, but it has also yielded engravings, drawings, paintings, advertisements, and colorful labels, all for an eager audience of gourmands, cooks, and would-be chefs.Food Mania covers it all: the delights of growing, preparing, and serving -- from pantry to dining room, kitchen gardens to tea plantations, bakers to brewers. The origins of the food we eat are explored in marvelous detail, first with botanical depictions of rare fruits and detailed cartoons of the grocery store. Next are the still-lifes of the larder, showing every kind of foodstuff and ingredient of a busy kitchen. Finally, there is the table itself, with details of plates, towering centerpieces, utensils, and menu cards, as well as scenes of feasting that convey our never-ending proclivity to rejoice with food.