The Food Chronology by James Trager
Filled with fun fast facts, the hardcover edition of this book won the Julia Child Cookbook Award for Best Food Reference


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July 2005


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The Food Chronology: A Food Lover’s Compendium of Events and Anecdotes, from Pre-History to the Present

By James Trager

Trager chronicles events of significance in world culinary and nutritional history. His work is distinguished by a key system in which he “tags” events with symbols representing 30 different topical categories, including literature and culture, politics science, religion, ecology and food technology, notable brands and their introduction on the market, census and agricultural data, and more.

  • 800 pages
  • Owl Books
  • 1997

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