Lost feast : culinary extinction and the future of food / Lenore Newman.

By: Newman, Lenore, 1973- [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : ECW Press, [2019]Copyright date: ©2019Description: ix, 300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmISBN: 1770414355; 9781770414358Other title: Culinary extinction and the future of foodSubject(s): Food supply | Food -- Social aspects | Food -- History | Food habits | Gastronomy | Extinction (Biology) | Nature -- Effect of human beings onLOC classification: TX353 | .N49 2019Online resources: Miller Library review
Contents:
The Beginning of Endings. Silphium -- Gods and monsters -- Across the seas of grass -- Beef or Chicken? The beast in the Jaktorów Forest -- Burger 2.0 -- The living wind -- Engastration -- The Burning Library. The pear king -- Life is short, we must hurry -- The scrambled paradise -- The Twilight Garden. Honey and roses -- The sex life of plants -- Wabi-sabi.
Summary: "When we humans love foods, we love them a lot. In fact, we have often eaten them into extinction, whether it is the megafauna of the Paleolithic world or the passenger pigeon of the last century. In Lost Feast, food expert Lenore Newman sets out to look at the history of the foods we have loved to death and what that means for the culinary paths we choose for the future. Whether it's chasing down the luscious butter of local Icelandic cattle or looking at the impacts of modern industrialized agriculture on the range of food varieties we can put in our shopping carts, Newman's bright, intelligent gaze finds insight and humor at every turn. Bracketing the chapters that look at the history of our relationship to specific foods, Lenore enlists her ecologist friend and fellow cook, Dan, in a series of "extinction dinners" designed to recreate meals of the past or to illustrate how we might be eating in the future. Part culinary romp, part environmental wake-up call, Lost Feast makes a critical contribution to our understanding of food security today. You will never look at what's on your plate in quite the same way again"--Provided by publisher.
Holdings
Item type Current library Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Lending Books Elisabeth C. Miller Library
Pacific Northwest Connections Collection
S494.5.S86 N49 2019 (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Checked out 07/22/2022 39352800182271
Total holds: 0

Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-286) and index.

The Beginning of Endings. Silphium -- Gods and monsters -- Across the seas of grass -- Beef or Chicken? The beast in the Jaktorów Forest -- Burger 2.0 -- The living wind -- Engastration -- The Burning Library. The pear king -- Life is short, we must hurry -- The scrambled paradise -- The Twilight Garden. Honey and roses -- The sex life of plants -- Wabi-sabi.

"When we humans love foods, we love them a lot. In fact, we have often eaten them into extinction, whether it is the megafauna of the Paleolithic world or the passenger pigeon of the last century. In Lost Feast, food expert Lenore Newman sets out to look at the history of the foods we have loved to death and what that means for the culinary paths we choose for the future. Whether it's chasing down the luscious butter of local Icelandic cattle or looking at the impacts of modern industrialized agriculture on the range of food varieties we can put in our shopping carts, Newman's bright, intelligent gaze finds insight and humor at every turn. Bracketing the chapters that look at the history of our relationship to specific foods, Lenore enlists her ecologist friend and fellow cook, Dan, in a series of "extinction dinners" designed to recreate meals of the past or to illustrate how we might be eating in the future. Part culinary romp, part environmental wake-up call, Lost Feast makes a critical contribution to our understanding of food security today. You will never look at what's on your plate in quite the same way again"--Provided by publisher.

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