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Cooked : a natural history of transformation

Pollan, Michael. (Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hughes Library 641.5 POL (Text) 32378004638542 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 1594204217 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781594204210 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 468 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [447]-458) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Fire : creatures of the flame -- Water : a recipe in seven steps -- Air : the education of an amateur baker -- Earth : fermentation's cold fire -- Afterword: Hand taste -- Appendix. Four recipes ; A short shelf of books on cooking.
Summary, etc.: "In Cooked, Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements--fire, water, air, and earth--to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook"--
Subject: Cooks
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