Is Italian olive oil really Italian or are we dipping our bread in lamp oil? Why do we become so attached to foods that cause us pain, such as chili peppers? Matt Siegel does extraordinary research to find out the unknowns behing what we eat. The information he complied in the light of history, legends, and of course science breaks all the rules aboutwhat we eat.
The Secret History of Food is a skeptical and entertaining book about the history of food. Author Matt Siegel uncovers the msteries of gastronomy with his research, from medieval manuscripts to Ancient Chinese scrolls.