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Sausage : A Global History (Hardcover) (Gary Allen)

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When you get right down to it, taking the intestine of an animal and stuffing it with the ground meat of that animal doesn’t really seem all that intuitive an approach to food preparation. But, as Gary Allen shows in this rich and engaging history, people worldwide have been making sausage for thousands of years. A veritable alphabet of sausages, from the Cajunandouille—and its less spicy forerunner, a French saucisson of the same name––and Mexicanchorizo all the way to the Italian zampone, Allen tells a story of relentless creativity and invention, as different cultures found countless delectable ways to transform these otherwise unappealing pieces of meat. Allen peppers his account with examples from all over the world, as well as antique posters and advertisements, artworks and cartoons; together, they build a picture of a food that has been beloved—even as it’s scoffed at—throughout human history, and remains a spicy favorite today.
When you get right down to it, taking the intestine of an animal and stuffing it with the ground meat of that animal doesn?t really seem all that intuitive an approach to food preparation. But, as Gary Allen shows in this rich and engaging history, people worldwide have been making sausage for thousands of years. A veritable alphabet of sausages, from the Cajunandouille?and its less spicy forerunner, a French saucisson of the same name??and Mexicanchorizo all the way to the Italian zampone, Allen tells a story of relentless creativity and invention, as different cultures found countless delectable ways to transform these otherwise unappealing pieces of meat. Allen peppers his account with examples from all over the world, as well as antique posters and advertisements, artworks and cartoons; together, they build a picture of a food that has been beloved?even as it?s scoffed at?throughout human history, and remains a spicy favorite today.
Number of Pages: 159
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Specific Ingredients / Meat
Series Title: Edible
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Gary Allen
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 46767544
UPC: 9781780235004
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-8253
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