Food Fights and Culture Wars: A Secret History of Taste
“Glorious . . . eclectic and free-ranging . . . delightful information made more delightful still by lavish illustrations . . . of cakes that look like architectural follies and advertisements for ‘fluid beef’ that promise fortifying masculine results.” - Lisa Abend, The New York Times Book Review
Parallel to the history books, a second, more obscure history was also being recorded in the cookbooks of the time, which charted the evolution of meals and the transmission of ingredients around the world. Food Fights and Culture Wars: A Secret History of Taste explores the mysteries at the intersection of food and society, and attempts to make sense of the curious area between fact and fiction.
By Tom Nealon, Published by Abrams Books, 2017, 224 pages, softcover.