The Complete Language of Food

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Awaken your inner foodie as you journey into the consciousness of everyday foods, from their origins in myth to modern interpretations today. Have you ever considered the cultural origins and meanings of your favourite foods? The Complete Language of Food ties ingredients back to mythological and folklore roots for a unique and appetizing exploration of the foods we eat. Presented alphabetically, each food entry includes: A beautiful illustration concise summary of the food's mythology and folklore How the food is used in certain cultures and traditions Correlations to chakras, elements, and deities With everyday ingredients like acai, bok choy, and cauliflower, you're bound to learn more than you ever imagined about your household favourites as you discover the symbolic meanings, uses, and facts behind each.

The knowledge gained will bring new meaning and intention to your mealtime. Elegantly designed and beautifully illustrated, the Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia series offers comprehensive, display-worthy references on a range of intriguing topics, including dream interpretation, techniques for harnessing the power of dreams, flower meanings, and the stories behind signs and symbols. Also available in the series: Complete Book of Dreams, Complete Language of Flowers, Complete Language of Herbs, Signs & Symbols of the World, and Complete Guide to Astrological Self-Care.

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Manufacturer/Publisher: Wellfleet Press
Binding: Hardback
Author: S Theresa Dietz
Date Published: 2022
Pagination: 256p

SKU: 9781577152590