Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson audiobook

Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat

By Bee Wilson
Read by Alison Larkin

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11.50 Hours Unabridged
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Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating something delicious—or at least edible. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson traces the ancient lineage of our modern culinary tools, revealing the startling history of objects we often take for granted. Charting the evolution of technologies from the knife and fork to the gas range and the sous-vide cooker, Wilson offers unprecedented insights into how we've prepared and consumed food over the centuries—and how those basic acts have changed our societies, our diets, and our very selves.

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Summary

Summary

Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating something delicious—or at least edible. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson traces the ancient lineage of our modern culinary tools, revealing the startling history of objects we often take for granted. Charting the evolution of technologies from the knife and fork to the gas range and the sous-vide cooker, Wilson offers unprecedented insights into how we've prepared and consumed food over the centuries—and how those basic acts have changed our societies, our diets, and our very selves.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Wilson is erudite and whip-smart, but she always grounds her exploration of technological change in the perspective of the eternal harried cook---she's been one---struggling to put a meal on the table. This is mouthwatering history: broad in scope, rich in detail, stuffed with savory food for thought. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Wilson is a good tour guide…[A] dizzying, entertaining ride.” Wall Street Journal
“Reading [Consider the Fork] is like having a long dinner table discussion with a fascinating friend…Leisurely but lively…a pure joy to read.” Los Angeles Times
“Wilson’s insouciant scholarship and companionable voice convince you she would be great fun to spend time with in the kitchen…[She is] a congenial kitchen oracle.” New York Times Book Review
“Delightful…[An] ebulliently written and unobtrusively learned survey.” Harper’s
“[A] sparkling…fascinating and entertaining book.” Sunday Times (London)
“One part science, one part history, and a generous dash of fun.” Good Housekeeping

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Author

Author Bio: Bee Wilson

Author Bio: Bee Wilson

Bee Wilson is an award-winning food writer, historian, and author of Consider the Fork and Swindled, among other books. She has been named BBC Radio’s Food Writer of the Year and writes a weekly food column for the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine. Wilson lives in Cambridge, England.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English