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The Resource Cheese and culture : a history of cheese and its place in western civilization, Paul S. Kindstedt

Cheese and culture : a history of cheese and its place in western civilization, Paul S. Kindstedt

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Cheese and culture : a history of cheese and its place in western civilization
Title
Cheese and culture
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a history of cheese and its place in western civilization
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Paul S. Kindstedt
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Language
eng
Summary
"Behind every traditional type of cheese there is a fascinating story. By examining the role of the cheesemaker throughout world history and by understanding a few basic principles of cheese science and technology, we can see how different cheeses have been shaped by and tailored to their surrounding environment, as well as defined by their social and cultural context. Cheese and Culture endeavors to advance our appreciation of cheese origins by viewing human history through the eyes of a cheese scientist. There is also a larger story to be told, a grand narrative that binds all cheeses together into a single history that started with the discovery of cheese making and that is still unfolding to this day. This book reconstructs that 9000-year story based on the often fragmentary information that we have available. Cheese and Culture embarks on a journey that begins in the Neolithic Age and winds its way through the ensuing centuries to the present. This tour through cheese history intersects with some of the pivotal periods in human prehistory and ancient, classical, medieval, renaissance, and modern history that have shaped western civilization, for these periods also shaped the lives of cheesemakers and the diverse cheeses that they developed. The book offers a useful lens through which to view our twenty-first century attitudes toward cheese that we have inherited from our past, and our attitudes about the food system more broadly. This refreshingly original book will appeal to anyone who loves history, food, and especially good cheese"--Provided by publisher
Summary
"Behind every traditional type of cheese there is a fascinating story. By examining the role of the cheesemaker throughout world history and by understanding a few basic principles of cheese science and technology, we can see how different cheeses have been shaped by and tailored to their surrounding environment, as well as defined by their social and cultural context. Cheese and Culture endeavors to advance our appreciation of cheese origins by viewing human history through the eyes of a cheese scientist. There is also a larger story to be told, a grand narrative that binds all cheeses together into a single history that started with the discovery of cheese making and that is still unfolding to this day. This book reconstructs that 9000-year story basedon the often fragmentary information that we have available. Cheese and Culture embarks on a journey that begins in the Neolithic Age and winds its way through the ensuing centuries to the present. This tour through cheese history intersects with some ofthe pivotal periods in human prehistory and ancient, classical, medieval, renaissance, and modern history that have shaped western civilization, for these periods also shaped the lives of cheesemakers and the diverse cheeses that they developed. The bookoffers a useful lens through which to view our twenty-first century attitudes toward cheese that we have inherited from our past, and our attitudes about the food system more broadly. This refreshingly original book will appeal to anyone who loves history, food, and especially good cheese"--Provided by publisher
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10129716
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DLC
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Kindstedt, Paul
Dewey number
637/.309
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SF270.4
LC item number
.K56 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Cheese
  • Cheesemaking
  • Cooking (Cheese)
  • Cheese industry
  • Civilization, Western
Target audience
adult
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a history of cheese and its place in western civilization
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Cheese and culture : a history of cheese and its place in western civilization, Paul S. Kindstedt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Southwest Asia and the ancient origins of cheese -- Cheese, religion, and the cradle of civilization -- Bronze, rennet, and the ascendancy of trade -- Greece, cheese, and the Mediterranean miracle -- Caesar, Christ, and systematic cheese making -- The manor, the monastery, and the age of cheese diversification -- England, Holland, and the rise of market-driven cheese making -- The puritans, the factory, and the demise of traditional cheese making -- The cultural legacy of cheese making in the Old and New Worlds
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 253 p.
Isbn
9781603584111
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011047819
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn759171782
  • (OCoLC)759171782
  • 233953
Label
Cheese and culture : a history of cheese and its place in western civilization, Paul S. Kindstedt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Southwest Asia and the ancient origins of cheese -- Cheese, religion, and the cradle of civilization -- Bronze, rennet, and the ascendancy of trade -- Greece, cheese, and the Mediterranean miracle -- Caesar, Christ, and systematic cheese making -- The manor, the monastery, and the age of cheese diversification -- England, Holland, and the rise of market-driven cheese making -- The puritans, the factory, and the demise of traditional cheese making -- The cultural legacy of cheese making in the Old and New Worlds
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 253 p.
Isbn
9781603584111
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011047819
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn759171782
  • (OCoLC)759171782
  • 233953

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