Fruit from the Sands: The Silk Road Origins of the Foods We Eat

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"A comprehensive and entertaining historical and botanical review, providing an enjoyable and cognitive read."-Nature The foods we eat have a deep and often surprising past. From almonds and apples to tea and rice, many foods that we consume today have histories that can be traced out of prehistoric Central Asia along the tracks of the Silk Road to kitchens in Europe, America, China, and elsewhere in East Asia. The exchange of goods, ideas, cultural practices, and genes along these ancient routes extends back five thousand ...

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Fruit from the Sands: The Silk Road Origins of the Foods We Eat
2019, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520303638

Hardcover

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