Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat

Here’s one I just finished, Sept. 2020. It’s a look at the ways we’ve developed our cooking and eating habits.

This covers the gamut, from the first time people tried something other than roasting food (boiling, they think), and the ways we did it – starting from pits to pots.

This history also looks at cookware, the development of ovens and stoves, cookbooks, measuring and even how we started manufacturing ice (a very American obsession).

And of course, a look at spoons, knives and forks.

It’s better than I was expecting, right up there with anything Mark Kurlansky would write, like Salt and Cod.

Totally worthy, and a recommended one from me.

 

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