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Geology at the table. Cooking without borders

Geology at the table. Cooking without borders
Geology at the table. Cooking without borders

Marko Komac (coordinacion)

Affiliation: President of The Geological Surveys of Europe

Biography: Not available


Coordination: Marko Komac

About the authors 

Publication year: 2012

Language: English

Subjects: Popular geology


Geology at the table is a flavoured cook-book, the first of its kind in the world, is an original new concept for communicating the variety of Europe's geology while linking it to something we all love: good food! The publication, considered an educational and entertaining book, is a collection of 27 recipes from 25 different European countries, a collaboration of an international pool of Europe’s top geologists. After a short introduction of the geological history of Europe, each survey describes its own recipe and the relation with the geology in its country. Leafing through the pages you discover why the sprouts became famous in Brussels, or why you can eat a delicious buffalo mozzarella cheese only in Italy and in particular in a specific area of the peninsula, or what makes Oosterschelde lobster the best-tasting in the world. The main message is really that the geology beneath our feet plays a key role in the way our food grows, the nutrients it contains, or the materials we use to cook. Each dish has at least one link with the geology of the area: either the type of bedrock, where the ingredients are grown, the morphology where the animals are reared, the geological evolution of the coast and the estuaries where the fish are caught, the places where some dishes are cooked (the Portuguese dish is cooked underground using naturally occurring geothermal heat as a pressure cooker!) or some minerals basic to our cooking such as salt. A nutritional study made by the renowned Italian nutritionist, Dr Pietro Campanaro, is also included within the recipes and shows how the geology has a direct link to our health.

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Physical Description : 115 p. ; ils

ISBN: 978-9090-2737-54

Publication: Brussels : The Geological Surveys of Europe, 2012

Reference IGME: 5401/8

Other data of interest: Price: 15 €. It can be purchased at the store of IGME in 34, Cristóbal Bordiú Street (Madrid - Spain) or by mail by sending an email to publicaciones@igme.es Be the first to review: http://igmepublicaciones.blogspot.com.es/

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- Librería del Instituto Geológico y Minero de España - Cristóbal Bordiú, 34 - Madrid

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