I picked this up because another book referenced this one as having a history of the tandoor oven. Well, it was about a 3-line history, but the rest of the book was pretty interesting too, even if it felt as if I was just getting bits and pieces of everything. A 224-page history of food can't be very detailed. I liked the first half better than the second, although I thought the last chapter was probably the best. It's very readable, even though the author is very opinionated. Maybe I just agreed with him more in the last chapter. Recommended if you're a food person.
I guess this technically finishes Melissa's challenge. I didn't mean to do it so quickly, but, like I said, I've been sick and these are the books I've had on hand to read. I am beginning to be in desperate need of a trip to the library.