Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat
Publish date: 2012-10-09
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Edition language: English
The overriding impression of this book is that it is very, very British. Not entirely because of the reader, Alison Larkin (who is very British), or because of too much of an Anglo-centric focus in the history it covers (maybe a bit, but not enough to take issue with) – but mostly because of… well, ...
Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat This book covers an interesting subject - the history of kitchen equipment. However, the execution was bland, boring and repetitive.
I genuinely loved this book; it was interesting, well-written and I learned quite a bit. It would have been a 5 star read except that the author hit one of my raw nerves and stated as fact something that just flat out isn't. But more on that in a bit. The book is split up by chapters based on th...
Finally got around to finishing this so it can go back to the library. I more or less enjoyed it. It's full of very interesting and entertaining facts, put together in a fluffy, pop history kind of way. I can't say that I learned any particular systemic information, but it was a fun read.
Reminded me of Bryson's "At Home" albeit with a narrower focus.
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