9781845204303-1845204301-Beans: A History

Beans: A History

ISBN-13: 9781845204303
ISBN-10: 1845204301
Edition: First
Author: Albala, Ken
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Format: Hardcover 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781845204303
ISBN-10: 1845204301
Edition: First
Author: Albala, Ken
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Format: Hardcover 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Albala, Ken wrote Beans: A History comprising 256 pages back in 2007. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1845204301 and 9781845204303. Since then Beans: A History textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.34 or rent at the marketplace.

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Winner of The 2008 Jane Grigson Award, issued by the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). Winner of the 2008 Cordon d' Or Culinary Literature - History Culinary Academy Award. This is the story of the bean, the staple food cultivated by humans for over 10,000 years. From the lentil to the soybean, every civilization on the planet has cultivated its own species of bean. The humble bean has always attracted attention - from Pythagoras' notion that the bean hosted a human soul to St. Jerome's indictment against bean-eating in convents (because they "tickle the genitals"), to current research into the deadly toxins contained in the most commonly eaten beans. Over time, the bean has been both scorned as "poor man's meat" and praised as health-giving, even patriotic. Attitudes to this most basic of foodstuffs have always revealed a great deal about a society. Beans: A History takes the reader on a fascinating journey across cuisines and cultures.

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