Food: A Cultural Culinary History

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Food: A Cultural Culinary History

2013

The drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. Take an enthralling journey into the human relationship to food as you travel the world discovering fascinating...

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Ken Albala Ph.D.

In This Series

Hunting, Gathering, and Stone Age Cooking
Episode 1
Hunting, Gathering, and Stone Age Cooking
What Early Agriculturalists Ate
Episode 2
What Early Agriculturalists Ate
Egypt and the Gift of the Nile
Episode 3
Egypt and the Gift of the Nile
Ancient Judea—From Eden to Kosher Laws
Episode 4
Ancient Judea—From Eden to Kosher Laws
Classical Greece—Wine, Olive Oil, and Trade
Episode 5
Classical Greece—Wine, Olive Oil, and Trade
The Alexandrian Exchange and the Four Humors
Episode 6
The Alexandrian Exchange and the Four Humors
Ancient India—Sacred Cows and Ayurveda
Episode 7
Ancient India—Sacred Cows and Ayurveda
Yin and Yang of Classical Chinese Cuisine
Episode 8
Yin and Yang of Classical Chinese Cuisine
Dining in Republican and Imperial Rome
Episode 9
Dining in Republican and Imperial Rome
Early Christianity—Food Rituals and Asceticism
Episode 10
Early Christianity—Food Rituals and Asceticism
Europe's Dark Ages and Charlemagne
Episode 11
Europe's Dark Ages and Charlemagne
Islam—A Thousand and One Nights of Cooking
Episode 12
Islam—A Thousand and One Nights of Cooking
Carnival in the High Middle Ages
Episode 13
Carnival in the High Middle Ages
International Gothic Cuisine
Episode 14
International Gothic Cuisine
A Renaissance in the Kitchen
Episode 15
A Renaissance in the Kitchen
Aztecs and the Roots of Mexican Cooking
Episode 16
Aztecs and the Roots of Mexican Cooking
1492—Globalization and Fusion Cuisines
Episode 17
1492—Globalization and Fusion Cuisines
16th-Century Manners and Reformation Diets
Episode 18
16th-Century Manners and Reformation Diets
Papal Rome and the Spanish Golden Age
Episode 19
Papal Rome and the Spanish Golden Age
The Birth of French Haute Cuisine
Episode 20
The Birth of French Haute Cuisine
Elizabethan England, Puritans, Country Food
Episode 21
Elizabethan England, Puritans, Country Food
Dutch Treat—Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Tobacco
Episode 22
Dutch Treat—Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Tobacco
African and Aboriginal Cuisines
Episode 23
African and Aboriginal Cuisines
Edo, Japan—Samurai Dining and Zen Aesthetics
Episode 24
Edo, Japan—Samurai Dining and Zen Aesthetics
Colonial Cookery in North America
Episode 25
Colonial Cookery in North America
Eating in the Early Industrial Revolution
Episode 26
Eating in the Early Industrial Revolution
Romantics, Vegetarians, Utopians
Episode 27
Romantics, Vegetarians, Utopians
First Restaurants, Chefs, and Gastronomy
Episode 28
First Restaurants, Chefs, and Gastronomy
Big Business and the Homogenization of Food
Episode 29
Big Business and the Homogenization of Food
Food Imperialism around the World
Episode 30
Food Imperialism around the World
Immigrant Cuisines and Ethnic Restaurants
Episode 31
Immigrant Cuisines and Ethnic Restaurants
War, Nutritionism, and the Great Depression
Episode 32
War, Nutritionism, and the Great Depression
World War II and the Advent of Fast Food
Episode 33
World War II and the Advent of Fast Food
Counterculture—From Hippies to Foodies
Episode 34
Counterculture—From Hippies to Foodies
Science of New Dishes and New Organisms
Episode 35
Science of New Dishes and New Organisms
The Past as Prologue?
Episode 36
The Past as Prologue?