An exhaustive journey through the history of gastronomy, from prehistoric times to the present day.
Who invented the first preserves? When did the first restaurant appear? Who taught Europe how to use a fork? When was the term gastronomy coined and why? Is the Mediterranean diet an American creation? Did ‘fusion cooking’ exist five centuries before the term was born? From the first spark of fire to gluten-free bread, this book proposes a menu that spans the course of history, presented in a way you have never heard it before.
• This is a book brimming with intelligence, with a clean, precise and enjoyable text that captivates us from the beginning, surprises us and makes us think. It includes countless historical and literary references, curiosities and many facts.
• Oscar Caballero is one of the world’s foremost gastronomic journalists.