Digital atlas of traditional food made from cereals and milk

Recent discussions about food safety and an awareness of vanishing traditions have resulted in an increasing interest in traditional foods and food heritage. The Digital atlas of traditional food made from cereals and milk explores the traditional food products that could have been made by transitional hunter-gatherers and the early farmers in south-west Asia by examining the traditional foods still being made today.

The author has sampled traditional foods throughout south-west Asia, sometimes in large cities but more often in small villages or even remote farmhouses. His research shows that traditions can persist over a long period, but the rarity of some of the items he was able to collect also indicates that these foods represent an endangered mirror of our remote past.

In the first part of the atlas, the author explores the basic principles of the processes applied to cereals and milk. What kinds of traditional foods can be considered representative of an ancient and unique traditional cuisine? Which technologies are necessary for their production? And how might these foods have been made on a large scale and with efficient use of fuel? How were they preserved for long periods?

The atlas portion of the book presents well over 200 samples of traditional foods. Each sample includes a description with high-quality photographs.

PDF files of the Frontmatter, selected parts of the books, and the Indices can be downloaded further below. The website is under construction and will be free for all.

This atlas will appear Middle of July 2018 and can be ordered now with a discount.

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We have an introduction price which is valid until 30 September 2018, only if you order the book from us.

The introduction price is € 60.-, while the regular price will be € 85.-.

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Title: Digital atlas of traditional food made from cereals and milk
Authors: R.T.J. Cappers
ISBN: 9789492444707
Publication year: 2018
Design: ca 640 pages, hardcover, full colour, size 17 x 24 cm (B5)
Price: introduction price € 60.-; price after 30 September € 85.-
Shipping costs: within Europe € 10.-, outside Europe € 15.-

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