Food: A Cultural Culinary History : The Great Courses: Better Living

  • von The Great Courses
  • Sprecher: Professor Ken Albala Ph.D. Columbia University
  • Serie: The Great Courses: Better Living
  • 18 Std. 22 Min.
  • Vortrag


Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. Epicure Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin said it best: "Gastronomy governs the whole life of man."
In fact, civilization itself began in the quest for food. Humanity's transition to agriculture was not only the greatest social revolution in history, but it directly produced the structures and institutions we call "civilization."
In 36 fascinating lectures, award-winning Professor Albala puts this extraordinary subject on the table, taking you on an enthralling journey into the human relationship to food. With this innovative course, you'll travel the world discovering fascinating food lore and culture of all regions and eras - as an eye-opening lesson in history as well as a unique window on what we eat today.
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Was hat Ihnen am allerbesten an Food: A Cultural Culinary History gefallen?

Interesting topic, well researched and presented. Learned quite a lot about the history of food.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Unfortunately, Mr Albala's interjection of a 'right?" or 'ok?' at the end of many sentences is rather irritating. The course was entertaining as such though

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Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 08.07.2013
  • Verlag: The Great Courses