Eating is a simple act, but it has a strong cultural value: a phenomenon affecting our identity, like language and religion. This collection of short stories and thoughts about food and nutrition, starting from ancient times until the present day, shows us how the history of humanity is inextricably linked to the history of our food.
The author, a famous scholar and connoisseur of taste and nutrition, invites us to think about the origins of products, recipes and traditions, taking famous events and celebrities of the past as an example. In these pages we find out how Noah was probably the first winemaker (and the first to get drunk!), we read about the great dinner given by Montezuma to the Spanish conquerors, and investigate the curious eating habits of Napoleon Bonaparte…PDF format