The Food of the Scots: Scottish Life and Society Volume 5, A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology Volume 5 (Scottish Life & Society)

By: Fenton, Alexander.

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Hardcover in As New condition with As New dustwrapper. First edition, pp xxviii, 491, b&w illustrations, index. Food, like procreation, is one of the major concerns of the human race. It affects every aspect of life, at all social levels. In Scotland, as elsewhere, the farther back in time we go the more the daily diet is related to the local environment. This book explores the nature of food in the past, including game and wild plants, cereals and dairy products, flesh and drink, whether home-brewed ale or wines from abroad. Through extensive research and examination of long-held customs, the author provides a detailed appraisal of the realities and complexities of the Scottish diet. Food such as the everyday oatcakes and cheese, prepared in a special way for seasonal or work (especially harvest) occasions, and for the personal occasions of birth, baptism, marriage and death, is discussed in a major section of the book. The adoption of hot drinks - chocolate, coffee and tea - from the end of the seventeenth century marked an economic upswing, at first at high social levels. The resulting change in the composition and timing of meals was reinforced by the industrial age a century later. Dependence on rural products was gradually reduced by imports and by preservation techniques, - canning, refrigerations, etc, - which have facilitated the consumption of foods from any part of the world, at any season. The apparent monotony of the past diet is now replaced by an embarrassment of choices, in which health considerations play a considerable role. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED.

Title: The Food of the Scots: Scottish Life and Society Volume 5, A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology Volume 5 (Scottish Life & Society)

Author Name: Fenton, Alexander.

Categories: Scottish History, Social History, Scottish Food & Drink,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd: 2007

ISBN Number: 0859766969

ISBN Number 13: 9780859766968

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Type: Book

Seller ID: 005685

Keywords: Scotland, Food, Cooking, Scottish Food,