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Nuts: A Global History
College of the Pacific Faculty Books and Book Chapters
  • Ken Albala, University of the Pacific
Document Type
Book
Department
History
Description
From almonds and pecans to pistachios, cashews, and macadamias, nuts are as basic as food gets—just pop them out of the shell and into your mouth. The original health food, the vitamin-packed nut is now used industrially, in confectionary, and in all sorts of cooking. The first book to tell the full story of how nuts came to be in almost everything, Nuts takes readers on a gastronomic, botanical, and cultural tour of the world. Tracking these fruits and seeds through cultivation, harvesting, processing, and consumption—or non-consumption, in the case of those with nut allergies—award-winning food writer Ken Albala provides a fascinating account on how they have been cooked, prepared, and exploited. He reveals the social and cultural meaning of nuts during various periods in history, while also immersing us in their modern uses. Packing scrumptious recipes, surprising facts, and fascinating nuggets inside its hardcover shell, this entertaining and informative book will delight lovers of almonds, hazelnuts, chestnuts, and more.
Find in WorldCat
https://www.worldcat.org/title/nuts-a-global-history/oclc/880531531&referer=brief_results
ISBN
978-1780232829
Publication Date
4-15-2014
Publisher
Reaktion
Keywords
  • Food Studies
Disciplines
Citation Information
Ken Albala. Nuts: A Global History. London(2014) p. 1 - 128
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ken-albala/156/