[PDF / Epub] ☃ The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets ✑ Darra Goldstein – Agedanna.info
Very interesting, but don t expect to read it in one sitting Good book to have on hand and read the small sections when you have limited time. A Sweet Tooth Is A Powerful Thing Babies Everywhere Seem To Smile When Tasting Sweetness For The First Time, A Trait Inherited, Perhaps, From Our Ancestors Who Foraged For Sweet Foods That Were Generally Safer To Eat Than Their Bitter Counterparts But The Science Of Sweet Is Only The Beginning Of A Fascinating Story, Because It Is Not Basic Human Need Or Simple Biological Impulse That Prompts Us To Decorate Elaborate Wedding Cakes, Scoop Ice Cream Into A Cone, Or Drop Sugar Cubes Into Coffee These Are Matters Of Culture And Aesthetics, Of History And Society, And We Might Ask Many Other Questions Why Do Sweets Feature So Prominently In Children S Literature When Was Sugar Called A Spice And How Did Chocolate Evolve From An Ancient Drink To A Modern Candy Bar The Oxford Companion To Sugar And Sweets Explores These Questions And Through The Collective Knowledge Of Expert Contributors, From Food Historians To Chemists, Restaurateurs To Cookbook Writers, Neuroscientists To Pastry Chefs The Companion Takes Readers Around The Globe And Throughout Time, Affording Glimpses Deep Into The Brain As Well As Stratospheric Flights Into The World Of Sugar Crafted Fantasies More Than Just A Compendium Of Pastries, Candies, Ices, Preserves, And Confections, This Reference Work Reveals How The Human Proclivity For Sweet Has Brought Richness To Our Language, Our Art, And, Of Course, Our Gastronomy In Nearly Entries, Beginning With A La Mode And Ending With The Italian Trifle Known As Zuppa Inglese, The Companion Traces Sugar S Journey From A Rare Luxury To A Ubiquitous Commodity In Between, Readers Will Learn About Numerous Sweeteners As Well Known As Agave Nectar And As Obscure As Castoreum, Or Beaver Extract , The Evolution Of The Dessert Course, The Production Of Chocolate, And The Neurological, Psychological, And Cultural Responses To Sweetness The Companion Also Delves Into The Darker Side Of Sugar, From Its Ties To Colonialism And Slavery To Its Addictive Qualities Celebrating Sugar While Acknowledging Its Complex History, The Oxford Companion To Sugar And Sweets Is The Definitive Guide To One Of Humankind S Greatest Sources Of Pleasure Like Kids In A Candy Shop, Fans Of Sugar And Aren T We All Will Enjoy Perusing The Wondrous Variety To Be Found In This Volume I won this through Goodreads giveaway.This beautiful book is an encyclopedia of everything sweet It even includes various sweeteners both chemical and natural as well as descriptions of historical and cultural items This is a wonderful addition to my cookbook collection. This book is the place to go when you want to know ANYTHING about sugar and sweets their history, usage, and definition of what a sugar sweet is is all encompassing When I got this book, I flipped through and found a page where the history of hot chocolate was discussed It made me feel that I have been missing out on the true thing all my life This book also has great pictures illustrations of advertisements that make one wonder how did that ever get pass the edit room This companion is definitely worth keeping and referring too it would be fun for all ages, kids to adults It is a large book and I will definitely be learning new things for a long time I received this book through GoodReads Member Giveaway The opinion is solely my own. I won this through Goodreads giveaway.This beautiful book is an encyclopedia of everything sweet It even includes various sweeteners both chemical and natural as well as descriptions of historical and cultural items This is a wonderful addition to my cookbook collection.