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01 October 2006

936 Pages | 175 line illus.

ISBN: 9780192806819

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The Oxford Companion to Food

Second Edition

Alan Davidson
Edited by Tom Jaine, Consultant Editor: Jane Davidson, and Research Director: Helen Saberi

  • Second edition of this international bestseller, which won prizes and accolades around the world when first published in 1999
  • Alan Davidson famously wrote 80 per cent of the Companion, which was acclaimed for its wit as well as its contents; the second edition retains almost every word Alan Davidson wrote, and takes care that new contributions continue in the same style
  • New edition ensures that the Companion maintains its place at the forefront of an exciting new field
  • Includes more than 70 new entries - on topics such as doggy bags, elephant, food in space, globalization, potluck, and television and food
  • New entries written by some of the foremost contemporary food writers, including Rachel Lauden, Harold McGee, and Bee Wilson
  • Hundreds of entries - from artichoke to wild rice - updated to take account of recent developments and changing food fashions
  • Major bibliography now brought right up to date
  • Almost 200 beautiful line drawings - now enhanced by a two-colour text design