Nuts are perhaps the original health food, the main source of nutrition for many animals, and as apparently basic as food gets. Taking us on a gastronomic, botanical and cultural tour of nuts around the world, Nuts is the first book of its kind about this foodstuff, crammed with surprising and little-known facts. As allergy sufferers will know, nuts get almost everywhere, being used industrially, in confectionary and in all sorts of cooking - Nuts gives us the full story, through cultivation, harvesting, processing, and consumption. No stone is left unturned in this spirited account of the oldest and most natural food on earth.
About the Author
Ken Albala is Professor of History at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and the author or editor of seventeen books, including Pancake (Reaktion, 2008), also in the Edible series.
'Embellished with clever illustrations and a nice selection of historical and contemporary recipes ... [an] outstanding series of food volumes.' - Wall Street Journal 'The Edible Series contains some of the most delicious nuggets of food and drink history ever. Every volume is such a fascinating and succinct read that I had to devour each in just a single sitting ... food writing at its best!' - Ken Hom, chef and author
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st June 2014
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.0 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.31