pickled, potted and canned
My friend Larry gave me this interesting book as a present. It’s called Pickled, Potted and Canned, and unlike a lot of other books on pickling which focus just on recipes, this is a social history and more. As it says on the back cover, it is “a rich and lively narrative of the art and science that forever changed the face of civilization and world trade: food preservation”. Weighty words, but there’s a lot of truth idea of food preservation having such a central role in the evolution of society as we know it. I have yet to crack the book, but it looks great and I’ll write a review here when I am done.