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Food Fights & Culture Wars

A Secret History of Taste

by Tom Nealon

Hardcover, 224 pages, Overlook Pr, List Price: $30 |

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A fun and engaging illustrated history of food includes mythical origin stories, unusual recipes and much more.

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La Belle Limonadiere, hand coloured etching (1816). Lemonade was ubiquitous in mid-17th century Paris. Where the limonadiers went, piles of spent lemon peels followed. As rats nibbled on the peels, they killed off plague-infected fleas, Tom Nealon argues in his new book. Courtesy of The British Library Board/The Overlook Press hide caption

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