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Title Cambridge world history of food [electronic resource] / editors, Kenneth F. Kiple, Kriemhild Coneè Ornelas.

Imprint Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York [N.Y.] : Cambridge University Press, 2000 (Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2012.)

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Description 1 online resource (3816 entries) : 1 image, digital files.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Part I. Determining what our ancestors ate. Dietary reconstruction and nutritional assessment of past peoples : the bioanthropological record / Clark Spencer Larsen ; Paleopathological evidence of malnutrition / Donald J. Ortner and Gretchen Theobald ; Dietary reconstruction as seen in coprolites / Kristin D. Sobolik ; Animals used for food in the past : as seen by their remains excavated from archaeological sites / Elizabeth S. Wing ; Chemical approaches to dietary representation / Ted A. Rathbun ; History, diet, and hunter-gatherers / Mark Nathan Cohen --
Part II. Staple foods: domesticated plants and animals. Grains (Amaranth ; Barley ; Buckwheat ; Maize ; Millets ; Oat ; Rice ; Rye ; Sorghum ; Wheat) ; Roots, tubers, and other starchy staples (Bananas and plantains ; Manioc ; Potatoes [Whtie] ; Sago ; Sweet potatoes and yams ; Taro) ; Important vegetable supplements (Algae ; The Allium species [Onions, garlic, leeks, chives, and shallots] ; Beans, peas, and lentils ; Chilli peppers ; Cruciferous and green leafy vegetables ; Cucumbers, melons, and watermelons ; Fungi ; Squash ; Tomatoes) ; Staple nuts (Chestnuts ; Peanuts) ; Animal, marine, and vegetable oils (An overview of oils and fats, with a special emphasis on olive oil ; Coconut ; Palm oil ; Sesame ; Soybean ; Sunflower) ; Trading in tastes (Spices and flavorings ; Sugar) ; Important foods from animal sources (American bison ; Aquatic animals ; Camels ; Caribou and reindeer ; Cattle ; Chickens ; Chicken eggs ; Dogs ; Ducks ; Game ; Geese ; Goats ; Hogs [Pigs] ; Horses ; Insects ; Llamas and alpacas ; Muscovy ducks ; Pigeons ; Rabbits ; Sea turtles and their eggs ; Sheep ; Turkeys ; Water buffalo ; Yak) --
Part III. Dietary liquids. Beer and ale ; Breast milk and artificial infant feeding ; Cacao ; Coffee ; Distilled beverages ; Kava ; Khat ; Kola nut ; Milk and dairy products ; Soft drinks ; Tea ; Water ; Wine --
Part IV. The nutrients - deficiencies, surfeits, and food-related disorders. Vitamins (Vitamin A ; Vitamin B Comples : thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, cobalamin, folic acid ; Vitamin C ; Vitamin D ; Vitamin E ; Vitamin K and Vitamin K-dependent proteins) ; Minerals (Calcium ; Iodine and iodine-deficiency disorders ; Iron ; Magnesium ; Phosphorus ; Potassium ; Sodium and hypertension ; Other trace elements ; Zinc) ; Proteins, fats, and essential fatty acids (Essential fatty acids ; Proteins ; Energy and protein metabolism) ; Deficiency diseases (Beriberi ; Iron deficiency and anemia of chronic disease ; Keshan disease ; Osteoporosis ; Pellagra ; Pica ; Protein-energy malnutrition ; Scurvy) ; Food-related disorders (Anorexia nervosa ; Celiac disease ; Food allergies ; Food-borne infection ; Food sensitivities : allergies and intolerances ; Lactose intolerance ; Obesity) ; Diet and chronic disease (Diabetes ; Nutrition and cancer ; Nutrition and heart-related diseases ; The cardiovascular system, coronary artery disease, and calcium : a hypothesis). v. 2. Part V. Food and drink around the world. The beginnings of agriculture : the ancient Near East and North Africa ; The history and culture of food and drink in Asia (The Middle East and South Asia ; Southeast Asia ; China ; Japan ; Kores) ; The history and culture of food and drink in Europe (The Mediterranean [Diets and disease prevention] ; Southern Europe ; France ; The British Isles ; Northern Europe - Germany and surrounding regions ; The Low Countries ; Russia) ; The history and culture of food and drink in the Americas (Mexico and highland Central America ; South America ; The Caribbean, including northern South America and lowland Central America : early history ; The Caribbean from 1492 to the present ; Temperate and Arctic North America to 1492 ; North America from 1492 to the present ; The Arctic and Subarctic regions) ; The history and culture of food and drink in Sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania (Africa south from the Sahara ; Australia and New Zealand ; The Pacific Islands) ; Culinary history --
Part VI. History, nutrition, and health. Nutrition and the decline of mortality ; Nutrition and mortality decline : another view ; Infection and nutrition : synergistic interactions ; Famine ; Height and nutrition ; The nutrition of women in the developing world ; Infant and child nutrition ; Adolescent nutrition and fertility ; Nutrition and mental development ; Human nutritional adaptation : biological and cultural aspects ; The psychology of food and food choice ; Food fads ; Food prejudices and taboos ; The social and cultural uses of food ; Food as aphrodisiacs and anaphrodisiacs? ; Food as medicine ; Vegetarianism ; Vegetarianism : another view --
Part VII. Contemporary food-related policy issues. The State, health, and nutrition ; Food entitlements ; Food subsidies and interventions for infant and child nutrition ; Recommended dietary allowances and dietary guidance ; Food labeling ; Food lobbies and U.S. dietary guidance policy ; Food biotechnology : politics and policy implications ; Food safety and biotechnology ; Food additives ; Substitute foods and ingredients ; Nonfoods as dietary supplements ; Food toxins and poisons from microorganisms ; The question of Paleolithic nutrition and modern health : from the end to the beginning --
Part VIII. A dictionary of the world's plant foods.
Access Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary "This outstanding work of scholarship explains what we eat and why we eat it. The multidisciplinary articles discuss both individual foods and topcs such as food fads, famine, and eating disorders."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
An undertaking without parallel or precedent, this monumental two-volume work encapsulates much of what is known of the history of food and nutrition. It constitutes a vast and essential chapter in the history of human health and culture. Ranging from the eating habits of our prehistoric ancestors to food-related policy issues we face today, this work covers the full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated; their nutritional makeup and uses; and their impact on cultures and demography. It offers a geographical perspective on the history and culture of food and drink and takes up subjects from food fads, prejudices, and taboos to questions of food toxins, additives, labeling, and entitlements. It culminates in a dictionary that identifies and sketches out brief histories of plant foods mentioned in the text - over 1,000 in all - and additionally supplies thousands of common names and synonyms for those foods.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Local Note Credo Reference.
Credo Reference General Reference
Subject Food -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Kiple, Kenneth F., 1939-
Ornelas, Kriemhild Coneè.
Credo Reference (Firm)
Added Title World history of food.
Other Form: Print version: 0521402166 9780521402163 (DLC) 00057181 2 v. (xlii, 2153 p.) : ill.
ISBN 9781849722285 (online)
9780521402163 (print)
0521402166 (slipcase set)
052140214X (v.1)
0521402158 (v.2)