Cake:A Global History (2020)

Cake:A Global History Nicola Humble Cake A Global History Be it a birthday or a wedding let them eat cake Encased in icing crowned with candles emblazoned with congratulatory words cake is the ultimate food of celebration in many cultures around the world
  • Title: Cake:A Global History
  • Author: Nicola Humble
  • ISBN: 9781861896483
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Hardcover
Cake:A Global History Nicola Humble Be it a birthday or a wedding let them eat cake Encased in icing, crowned with candles, emblazoned with congratulatory words cake is the ultimate food of celebration in many cultures around the world But how did cake come to be the essential food marker of a significant occasion In Cake A Global History, Nicola Humble explores the meanings, legends, rituals, and symbolBe it a birthday or a wedding let them eat cake Encased in icing, crowned with candles, emblazoned with congratulatory words cake is the ultimate food of celebration in many cultures around the world But how did cake come to be the essential food marker of a significant occasion In Cake A Global History, Nicola Humble explores the meanings, legends, rituals, and symbolism attached to cake through the ages Humble describes the many national differences in cake making techniques, customs, and regional histories from the French g teau Paris Brest, named for a cycle race and designed to imitate the form of a bicycle wheel, to the American Lady Balti cake, likely named for a fictional cake in a 1906 novel by Owen Wister She also details the role of cake in literature, art, and film including Miss Havisham s imperishable wedding cake in Great Expectations and Marcel Proust s madeleine of memory as well as the art and architecture of cake making itself.Featuring a large selection of mouthwatering images, as well as many examples and recipes for some particularly unusual cakes, Cake will provide many sweet reasons for celebration.
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One thought on “Cake:A Global History

  1. Sesana

    Part of Reaktion s Edible series Like every book in the series, it s a brief overview of the entire history of cake One of the strengths of this book and it s true of virtually every book in the series is that it s nicely illustrated The tone is also very readable, and I enjoyed that It is, however, very brief, which may bother some readers But because I ve never seen a standalone history of cake, I was thrilled to find this one.

  2. Lucy

    Delightful romp through the creation of cake both as a foodstuff and a cultural icon, from what is a cake anyway and what makes cake different from bread or biscuits, to the symbolic role of cakes at rituals and rites of passage As well as cultural history, technical developments such as the invention of baking powder, and how the cake mix became accepted into the American baking tradition are covered A particularly strong chapter is the one about cake in literature, as might be expected from a [...]

  3. Tara Brabazon

    One of the best books I have read this year The writing is clear, concise, evocative and engaging The research is carefully considered and presented While a loose chronological narrative is deployed, there is both depth and density to the analysis.The complex nature of the cake as a definition distinct from breads and biscuits is demonstrated, alongside the changes in its history The chapter on postmodern cakes was short and can be the basis of future research.Terrific and inspirational, this is [...]

  4. Sophie James

    A book about cake What cake is, where it comes from, what cake means, and all written in a scholarly yet accessible fashion Cake is both utterly unnecessary and absolutely crucial Humble rightly asserts and there are also some thoroughly lovely cake recipes to dribble over lemon drizzle cake and hazelnut and raspberry cake to name two And it s a very slim volume that you could read in the bath.

  5. Jenne

    I read this for a SECRET PROJECT but it s actually very enjoyable just as a book to read There are all kinds of interesting illustrations and CAKE FACTS and things about CAKES IN LITERATURE and it s the sort of thing you could read in an afternoonrhaps while BAKING A CAKE, just an idea.

  6. Dustincecil

    an o.k quick read I d never thought before about the connection between oven size wealth and the homebaking and caked after finishing I noticed cake EVERYwhere.

  7. Lol

    As enjoyable as a slice of cake Interesting historical notes.Good references to literary mentions and briefly of contemporaries Nigella, Martha, Magnolia.

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