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The Resource The Oxford companion to food, Alan Davidson ; illustrations by Soun Vannithone

The Oxford companion to food, Alan Davidson ; illustrations by Soun Vannithone

Label
The Oxford companion to food
Title
The Oxford companion to food
Statement of responsibility
Alan Davidson ; illustrations by Soun Vannithone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The 2,650 alphabetical entries in this compendium represent 20 years of Davidson's work. They include information on specific foods, cooking terms, culinary tools, countries, traditions, and biographies of chefs and cookbook authors. The entries for countries cover foods, habits, and holidays with special foods. The entries about traditions cover religious laws that deal with food and/or fasting, such as Ramadan and kosher laws. There are 39 longer articles about staple foods such as rice and apples. A comprehensive bibliography provides access to further information. The book does not contain recipes, but it is an excellent companion for sources such as the Larousse Gastronomique."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
  • "Twenty years in the making, here at last is the magnum opus from one of the world's greatest authorities on the history and use of food and foodstuffs the world over. Food historian and author Alan Davidson has personally written an astonishing 80 per cent of this unique work and there are guest articles by over 50 specialist authors from as far afield as the Philippines, Norway, and Australia." "The most wide-ranging coverage ever of foods and food products and how to use them - from exotic vegetables and spices to edible fungi and fish of all kinds, from common-or-garden carrots to specialties, such as caterpillars, not for the squeamish." "Famous cooked and prepared dishes (and some drinks) from around the world with their main ingredients and method of preparation - from chili con carne, croque-monsieur, and couscous to Sussex pond pudding, sherbet, and sonofabitch stew." "Culinary terms, cooking techniques, and food science to enlighten amateur cook and professional alike - from colour and curdling, to sushi and soffritto; from ice and irradiation, to lactose intolerance and lutefisk."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-2003
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davidson, Alan
Dewey number
641.3/003
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TX349
LC item number
.D36 1999
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
TX349
NAL item number
.D38 1999
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food
  • Cooking
  • Food habits
  • Cookery
  • Levensmiddelen
  • Voeding
  • Dranken
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Lebensmittel
  • Wörterbuch
Label
The Oxford companion to food, Alan Davidson ; illustrations by Soun Vannithone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [867]-884) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Contributors -- Listing of entries by subject -- Notes on using this book -- Text -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgements
Control code
55747419
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xviii, 892 pages
Isbn
9780192115799
Lccn
00388324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55747419
Label
The Oxford companion to food, Alan Davidson ; illustrations by Soun Vannithone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [867]-884) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Contributors -- Listing of entries by subject -- Notes on using this book -- Text -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgements
Control code
55747419
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xviii, 892 pages
Isbn
9780192115799
Lccn
00388324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55747419

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