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Consider The Fork: A History Of Invention In The Kitchen

Posted on 4th December, 2012 | filed under Great Gift ideas for Mum

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Consider The Fork: A History Of How We Cook And Eat by Bee Wilson

OK, it is a book, but one with a difference. Did you know that the invention of fridges led to the rise of the supermarket? Or that the humble cooking pot was a literal life-saving invention for the toothless? (They could now eat food softened by stewing.) They are just two of the fascinating and utterly useless facts in here.

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Consider The Fork: A History Of Invention In The Kitchen was posted on 4th December, 2012 by Piers Townley under Great Gift ideas for Mum

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Piers Townley

About the author: Piers Townley

When Piers was 10, his dad asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. He thought about it for three seconds and then stated categorically that I wanted to be a fighter pilot. Thirty one years later and he's been blessed with making journalism a career that has included writing about flying a fighter jet. He's travelled the world writing about ridiculous adventures and interviewing his heroes of cinema, music and popular culture for Loaded, Sorted magazine, teen lifestyle mag Flipside and a host of national publications and international websites. Children never crossed his mind. Then, with a few ‘worthier’ commissions under his belt, including childbirth fatalities in Africa and infant poverty and reportage stories from Nepal and Peru, he found himself in a long-term relationship. Fatherhood came with sheer joy, fear and daily trial by error when Jake was born. Now his younger sister Willow is approaching her second birthday, Jake’s just started school and suddenly his life is complete and full of daily learning. 'Fatherhood is the best experience,' says Piers, 'above and beyond flying the fighter jet.'
  • http://www.pierstownley.com/ Piers Townley

    This one’s good for Dads as well ;-) There’s plenty of wow factor ‘did you know’ stuff in here. You’ll never look at cutlery the same way again!
    Piers