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Food in History by Reay Tannahill
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Nov 28, 11

bookshelves: non-fiction, food-books
Read from November 04 to 27, 2011

I enjoy food histories and this was no exception. There were a few points that disagreed with other histories, most notably the idea that man once used spice to disguise rancid meat. (Jack Turner's "Spice: A History of Temptation" soundly refutes that idea. ) However, overall I thought it gave an excellent overview and serves as a good companion to other more focused food histories.
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Joan Hawkins They may or may not have used spice to disguise rancid meat back when but some groceries stores do it now. I watched a segment on the TV show 20/20 a few years ago about a number of grocery stores who take stale dated meat and add spice rubs to it for grilling and resell it. It was an eye opener for me. I do want to check out Jack Turner's book though

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