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By Giovanni Rebora

We comprehend the place he went, what he wrote, or even what he wore, yet what on the planet did Christopher Columbus consume? The Renaissance and the age of discovery brought Europeans to unique cultures, mores, manners, and concepts. besides the cross-cultural alternate of outdated and New global, East and West, got here new foodstuffs, arrangements, and flavors. That kitchen revolution ended in the advance of recent utensils and desk manners. a few of the impression continues to be felt―and tasted―today.

Giovanni Rebora has crafted a sublime and available historical past choked with interesting info and illustrations. He discusses the provision of assets, how humans stored from ravenous within the wintry weather, how they farmed, how tastes built and altered, what the reduce sessions ate, and what the aristocracy loved.

The e-book is split into short chapters masking the heritage of bread, soups, filled pastas, using salt, cheese, meat, fish, fruit and veggies, the coming of butter, the hunt for sugar, new international meals, surroundings the desk, and drinks, together with wine and tea. a unique appendix, "A Meal with Columbus," encompasses a mini-anthology of recipes from the nations the place he lived: Italy, Portugal, Spain, and England.

Entertaining and enlightening, Culture of the Fork will curiosity students of historical past and gastronomy―and every person who eats.

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