Graduating Seniors! Keep your Public Library account past July 2018 and get a new Library Card delivered to your home. Go to My Account > Account Settings and update your contact information and holds pickup branch.

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

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
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.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 8d9f4c96-e446-153e-5781-44bef29f17f5
Full title consider the fork a history of how we cook and eat
Author wilson bee
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-20 10:17:12AM
Last Indexed 2018-05-20 10:20:14AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Larkin, Alison., Lee, Annabel.
author Bee Wilson
author2-role Larkin, Alison., Lee, Annabel.
author_display Bee Wilson
available_at_school Hillsboro High, Hillwood High, McGavock High, Nashville School of the Arts
collection_school Non-Fiction
detailed_location_school Hillsboro High - Teen Non-Fiction, Hillwood High - Teen Non-Fiction, McGavock High - Teen Non-Fiction, Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Non-Fiction
display_description This book offers a novel approach to food writing, presenting a history of eating habits and mores through the lens of the technologies we use to prepare, serve, and consume food. It tells the history of food through its tools across different eras and continents to present a fully rounded account of humans' evolving relationship to kitchen technology. From the birth of the fork in Italy as it discovered pasta, to culture wars over spoons in Restoration England, and tests for how to choose the perfect pan, this book examines the incredible creations that have shaped how and what we cook. Encompassing inventors, scientists, cooks and chefs, this is the previously unsung history of our kitchens.
format_category_school Audio Books, Books, eBook
format_school Book, CD audio book, eAudiobook, eBook
id 8d9f4c96-e446-153e-5781-44bef29f17f5
isbn 046502176, 9780465021765, 9780465033324, 9781452609577, 9781452629575
item_details ils:CARL0000398872|35192043079783|Hermitage - Adult Non-Fiction|643.3 W7468c|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||HM||, ils:CARL0000398872|35192043079791|Southeast - Adult Non-Fiction|643.3 W7468c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000398872|35192043366412|Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction|643.3 W7468c|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000398872|35192043366438|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|643.3 W7468c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000398872|35192043366446|Bellevue - Adult Non-Fiction|643.3 W7468c|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000398872|QQ00143102|Hillsboro High - Teen Non-Fiction|643.3 WIL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||66435||, ils:CARL0000398872|QQ00163950|Hillwood High - Teen Non-Fiction|643.3 WIL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||67440||, ils:CARL0000398872|QQ00163991|Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Non-Fiction|643.3 WIL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||62242||, ils:CARL0000398872|QQ00167599|McGavock High - Teen Non-Fiction|643.3 WIL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6D532||, ils:CARL0000405476|35192043751969|Southeast - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO 643.3 W7468c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000405476|35192043751977|Main Library - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO 643.3 W7468c|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:eef940f5-cf25-4993-b82f-12dd8d925ed6|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:fa643aa0-00eb-42b7-8e02-544fb0e52fac|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_school , Book, CD audio book
last_indexed 2018-05-20T15:20:14.788Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_school 643.3 WIL
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Hillsboro High, Hillwood High, McGavock High, Nashville School of the Arts
primary_isbn 9780465021765
publishDate 2012
record_details ils:CARL0000398872|Book|Books||English|Basic Books,|2012.|xxiii, 327 p. : ill. ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000405476|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Tantor Audio,|p2012.|9 sound discs (ca. 11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:eef940f5-cf25-4993-b82f-12dd8d925ed6|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media, Inc.|2012|, overdrive:fa643aa0-00eb-42b7-8e02-544fb0e52fac|eBook|eBook||English|Basic Books|2012|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school ils:CARL0000398872|35192043079783|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000398872|35192043079791|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000398872|35192043366412|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000398872|35192043366438|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000398872|35192043366446|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000398872|QQ00143102|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000398872|QQ00163950|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000398872|QQ00163991|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000398872|QQ00167599|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000405476|35192043751969|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, ils:CARL0000405476|35192043751977|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:eef940f5-cf25-4993-b82f-12dd8d925ed6|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:fa643aa0-00eb-42b7-8e02-544fb0e52fac|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Audiobooks, Cooking -- Equipment and supplies -- History, Cooking -- History, Dinners and dining -- History, Kitchen utensils -- History
title_display Consider the fork : a history of how we cook and eat
title_full Consider the Fork A History of How We Cook and Eat, Consider the fork : a history of how we cook and eat / Bee Wilson ; with illustrations by Annabel Lee, Consider the fork [sound recording] : a history of how we cook and eat / Bee Wilson
title_short Consider the fork :
title_sub A History of How We Cook and Eat
topic_facet Audiobooks, Cooking, Cooking & Food, Dinners and dining, Equipment and supplies, History, Kitchen utensils, Nonfiction, Technology