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Harvest of the Cold Months
David, Elizabeth
Book Number: 010479
Michael Joseph UK 1994 At the time of her death in 1992 David was working on this epic study of the use of ice, the ice-trade and the early days of refrigeration, which was published posthumously in 1994 as Harvest of the Cold Months.‘An awe-inspiring feat of detective scholarship, the literally marvellous story of how human beings came to ingest lumps of flavoured frozen matter for pleasure' Independent on Sunday‘This survey of the use of ice in cookery takes us on a fascinating journey from 1581, where in Florence they put snow in the wine glasses, to that modern phenomenon, the growth of the ice-cream business. A scholarly social history, which makes a fitting finale to the work of the greatest of our writers on foods and its contexts.' Harpers & Queen - a water stain (maybe it was ice?? is on the top edge of the dj, otherwise it's a neat 413pp, just under a kilo packed for post. 
Price: $44.00 (AUD)
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