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    • Aztecs and the Roots of Mexican Cooking

    • By: Ken Albala
    • Narrated by: Ken Albala
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Contemporary with the European Renaissance, Aztec culture produced a unique food tradition that survives today in Mexican cuisine. Learn first about Aztec society, its indigenous foodstuffs, and distinctive diet. Also study descriptions of lavish Aztec banquets; “signature” foods, from avocados, beans, and chilies to chocolate and maize; and the Aztec philosophy of balance and moderation in eating.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unabridged. ...

    • By Richard A. Morales on 10-05-17

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Food: A Cultural Culinary History

    • By: The Great Courses, Ken Albala
    • Narrated by: Professor Ken Albala Ph.D. Columbia University
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Eating is an indispensable human activity. As a result, whether we realize it or not, the drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. Epicure Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin said it best: "Gastronomy governs the whole life of man."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my top 3 favorite courses!

    • By Jessica on 12-28-13

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Colonial Cookery in North America

    • By: Ken Albala
    • Narrated by: Ken Albala
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eating habits in the American colonies incorporated a wide variety of cultural influences. Contrast the culinary fashions of Virginia, modeled on the English gentry, with the mercantile, Puritan ethic of New England; the varied foodways of the Dutch settlers, Germans, Quakers, and Quebecois; and the unique cuisine of Louisiana.

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