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Doughnut : A Global History (Hardcover) (Heather Delancey Hunwick)

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Doughnuts, like hot dogs and apple pie, are widely seen as a quintessentially American food.But their story is much older, one that began in the Old World.Doughnut: A Global History reveals the long history and wide reach of these deep-fried dough delights. Heather Hunswick takes readers on an exciting ride from pre-history, to Ancient Egypt and Rome, through medieval and Renaissance Europe, and up to the New World. Here, doughnuts evolved from the open-hearth to the present, with its many old and familiar local favorites, popular commercial brands, and new waves of mouth-watering artisanal creations. It’s a story that encompasses not just culinary history, but the doughnut’s role in art and culture, health and social changes, and fad and fashion. So pour a cup of coffee and settle in for a great read, one sure to delight doughnut lovers and food historians alike.
Doughnuts, like hot dogs and apple pie, are widely seen as a quintessentially American food.But their story is much older, one that began in the Old World.Doughnut: A Global History reveals the long history and wide reach of these deep-fried dough delights. Heather Hunswick takes readers on an exciting ride from pre-history, to Ancient Egypt and Rome, through medieval and Renaissance Europe, and up to the New World. Here, doughnuts evolved from the open-hearth to the present, with its many old and familiar local favorites, popular commercial brands, and new waves of mouth-watering artisanal creations. It?s a story that encompasses not just culinary history, but the doughnut?s role in art and culture, health and social changes, and fad and fashion. So pour a cup of coffee and settle in for a great read, one sure to delight doughnut lovers and food historians alike.
Number of Pages: 173
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Courses + Dishes / Pastry
Series Title: Edible
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Heather Delancey Hunwick
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 46766970
UPC: 9781780234984
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-8430
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