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ISBN-10: 1789143772
ISBN-13: 9781789143775
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 04/10/2021
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.00" W, 0.60" H

Foie Gras: A Global History

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Price: $19.95

Overview

Few ingredients inspire more soaring praise and provoke greater outrage than foie gras. Literally meaning “fat liver,” foie gras is traditionally produced by force-feeding geese or ducks, a process which has become the object of widespread controversy and debate. In Foie Gras: A Global History, Norman Kolpas strives to provide a balanced account of this luxurious ingredient’s history and production from ancient Egypt to modern times. Kolpas also explores how foie gras has inspired famous writers, artists, and musicians including Homer, Herman Melville, Isaac Asimov, Claude Monet, and Gioachino Antonio Rossini. The book includes a guide to purchasing, preparing, and serving foie gras, as well as ten easy recipes, from classic dishes to contemporary treats.

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"An engrossing story about one of the world's most contentious, polarizing foods. This book may read as either tantalizing or repugnant, depending on the reader's perspective, a dichotomy that makes foie gras so compelling. Kolpas does a great job of mixing historical and literary references with foie gras facts and practical advice that would be impressive just for the research required. Thankfully, Kolpas doesn't just stop at the library stacks in telling this tale."–Joshua Lurie, founder of Food GPS
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Details

ISBN-10: 1789143772
ISBN-13: 9781789143775
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 04/10/2021
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.00" W, 0.60" H
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