The Resource Food in the air and space : the surprising history of food and drink in the skies, Richard Foss

Food in the air and space : the surprising history of food and drink in the skies, Richard Foss

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Food in the air and space : the surprising history of food and drink in the skies
Title
Food in the air and space
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the surprising history of food and drink in the skies
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Richard Foss
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Language
eng
Summary
In the history of cooking, there has been no more challenging environment than those craft in which humans took to the skies. The tale begins with meals aboard balloons and zeppelins, where cooking was accomplished below explosive bags of hydrogen, ending with space station dinners that were cooked thousands of miles below. This book is the first to chart that history worldwide, exploring the intricacies of inflight dining from 1783 to the present day, aboard balloons, zeppelins, land-based aircraft and flying boats, jets, and spacecraft. It charts the ways in which commercial travelers were lured to try flying with the promise of familiar foods, explains the problems of each aerial environment and how chefs, engineers, and flight crew adapted to them, and tells the stories of pioneers in the field. Hygiene and sanitation were often difficult, and cultural norms and religious practices had to be taken into account. The history is surprising and sometimes humorous--at times some ridiculous ideas were tried, and airlines offered some strange meals to try to attract passengers. It's an engrossing story with quite a few twists and turns, and this first book on the subject tells it with a light touch
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Foss, Richard
Dewey number
394.1/209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT 2850 .F69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Food on the go series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Airlines
  • Astronauts
  • Food habits
  • Drinking customs
  • Flight
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Food in the air and space : the surprising history of food and drink in the skies, Richard Foss
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781442227286
Lccn
2014025113
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)883647193
  • (OCoLC)ocn883647193
Label
Food in the air and space : the surprising history of food and drink in the skies, Richard Foss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781442227286
Lccn
2014025113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883647193
  • (OCoLC)ocn883647193

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