This Dartmouth Medal--winning 3-volume set provides integrated information to encourage a greater appreciation of food, its history, and its ethnic diversity, while also explaining its nutritional significance. By combining a wide range of perspectives---a collaborative effort of hundreds of specialists---this source provided answers to questions about health, food policy, hunger, food studies, and the food industry, while at the same time stimulating new insights about human evolution, adaptation, and creativity, and a richer appreciation of the many meanings of food and culture in our everyday lives.
The Encyclopedia presents 600 articles on food and its place in human culture and society, covering everything from agronomy to zucchini. Students, academics, and general researchers will find entries on everything from food preparation, distribution, and storage to holidays and festivals, nutrition and health, and cultures and cuisines. The Encyclopedia's multidisciplinary articles range from 250 to 10,000 words each and are supplemented by 450 photographs and illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, timelines, and a comprehensive index. While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.
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