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Feast: Why Humans Share Food



Is sharing food such an everyday, unremarkable occurrence?

In fact, the human tendency to sit together peacefully over food is actually rather an extraordinary phenomenon, and one which many species find impossible. It is also a pheonomenon with far-reaching consequences for the global environment and human social evolution.

So how did this strange and powerful behaviour come about? In Feast, Martin Jones uses the latest archaeological methods to illuminate how humans came to share food in the…


Feast

Pub Date : 2008-04-10 | Author : Martin Jones | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191623004
ISBN 13 : 0191623008

Is sharing food such an everyday, unremarkable occurrence? In fact, the human tendency to sit together peacefully over food is actually rather an extraordinary phenomenon, and one ..


Movable Feasts

Pub Date : 2007 | Author : Gregory McNamee | Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN 10 : 0275989313
ISBN 13 : 9780275989316

Explores the natural history of 30 of the world's major food plants, explaining why and how they have been important in human history...


The Primal Feast

Pub Date : 2016-06-28 | Author : Susan Allport | Publisher : Open Road Media

ISBN 10 : 9781504034111
ISBN 13 : 1504034112

Food makes the world go around, according to this absorbing account of how the search for food has shaped human nature. It is more important than love or sex for the simple reason ..


The Oxford Companion To Food

Pub Date : 2014-08-11 | Author : Alan Davidson | Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN 10 : 9780199677337
ISBN 13 : 0199677336

Covers such topics as plant products, cooking terms, national and regional cuisines, food preservation, food science, diet, and cookbooks and their authors...



Commensality From Everyday Food To Feast

Pub Date : 2015-02-26 | Author : Susanne Kerner | Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9780857857194
ISBN 13 : 0857857193

Throughout time and in every culture, human beings have eaten together. Commensality - eating and drinking at the same table - is a fundamental social activity, which creates and c..


Feast

Pub Date : 2002 | Author : Roy C. Strong | Publisher : Jonathan Cape

ISBN 10 : UOM:39015055850500
ISBN 13 :

A unique and fascinating history of grand eating by one of the UK’s best-known communicators. Sharing a meal, in particular a grand one, has always been a complex social mechanis..


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