Summary- A Edible History of Humanity is a non fiction book that looks at how food choices and availability have shaped human history.
My Rating- A
This book was a wonderful read. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading non fiction for the pleasure of it. It was well written and fascinating.
A Edible History starts before recorded history. Why did people choose to leave the life of the hunter gatherers and farm instead? What were the pros and cons?
It covers topics from how people’s desire for spices sparked world exploration; how governments have used foods to control people in times of war and peace; the effects of specific food shortages such as the Irish potato famine; and how the current question of corn as food or fuel may impact our future.
This book was interesting reading all the way through. I didn’t want to put it down.