About this book
The bestselling author of "A History of the World in 6 Glasses" charts the enlightening history of humanity through food. Standage draws on archaeology, anthropology, and economics to reveal how food has helped shape and transform societies around the world.
More than simply providing sustenance, food has acted as a tool for social transformation, political organisation, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion. Food has changed societies around the world, from prehistory to the present day, and Standage explains how, drawing on a range of fields.