The Lost Supper by Taras Grescoe


ISBN
9781771647632
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Binding
Hardcover
Dimensions
152 x 229mm

In the tradition of Michael Pollan, Anthony Bourdain, and Mark Bittman, 'a surprising, flavorsome tour of ancient cuisines' (Kirkus ????) — from Neolithic bread to ancient Roman fish sauce — and why reviving the foods of the past is the key to saving the future.Many of us are worried (or at least we should be) about the impacts of globalisation, pollution and biotechnology on our diets. Whether it's monoculture crops, hormone-fed beef, or high-fructose corn syrup, industrially-produced foods have troubling consequences for us and the planet. But as culinary diversity diminishes, many people are looking to a surprising place to safeguard the future: into the past.The Lost Supper explores an idea that is quickly spreading among restaurateurs, food producers, scientists and gastronomes around the world: that the key to healthy and sustainable eating lies not in looking forward, but in looking back to the foods that have sustained us through our half-million-year existence as a species.Acclaimed author Taras Grescoe introduces readers to the surprising and forgotten flavours whose revival is captivating food-lovers around the world: ancient sourdough bread last baked by Egyptian pharaohs; raw-milk farmhouse cheese from critically endangered British dairy cattle; ham from Spanish pata negra pigs that have been foraging on acorns on a secluded island since before the United States was a nation; and olive oil from wild olive trees uniquely capable of resisting quickly evolving pests and modern pathogens.From Ancient Roman fish sauce to Aztec caviar to the long-thought-extinct silphium, The Lost Supper is a deep dive into the latest frontier of global gastronomy — the archaeology of taste. Through vivid writing, history and first-hand culinary experience, Grescoe sets out a provocative case: in order to save these foods, he argues, we've got to eat them.
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