La cocina del Cid (Historia Incognita / Unknown History) (Spanish Edition)

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El Cid se sienta a la mesa en un repertorio de 73 recetas, evocando los dos numeros magicos del Medioevo, que, detalladas por vez primera en ingredientes y tiempos de coccion, conservan el misterio de los siglos oscuros y la excelencia de una cocina macerada entre aullidos de guerra y silencios monacales.

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This book presents a new and astonishing way to study the medieval times: through the recipes of the different dishes that were enjoyed centuries ago by El Cid and his warriors. 73 recipes of the Spanish medieval culinary art, for the first time detailed in ingredients and times of cooking, make this book a very special and unusual pleasure.
The importance of food during the medieval centuries appears to us in these pages, which was not a pleasure to enjoy, but an obsession in a society where famine was a constant foe threatening everyone. In war, victory or defeat could be determined by food. Such an important aspect of life that kings and lords used it as a propaganda method to get people’s support.

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Miguel Ángel Almodóvar graduated in Political Sciences and Sociology and specialized in Human ecology and population. He is the chairman of the Upper Counsel of Scientific Investigations, journalist and writer. He participated and contributed in different professional magazines like Vinos y Restaurantes, Aceite, Distribución y Consumo, Carácter, A tu salud, VS, and during nine seasons he was responsible for the contents of the gastronomic broadcast España paso a plato (emitted in Television 5 and Antena 3). He is the author of books Cómo curan los alimentos (How food cures); Rutas con sabor (Flavor routs); El discreto encanto de la alcachofa (The discreet charm of the artichoke); Valores Terapéuticos y Nutricionales del Vino (Nutritious and Therapeutic Values of Wine) or El hambre en España (Hunger in Spain). For the book Una historia de la alimentación (A history of nutrition) he won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2003 in the category of best book of gastronomic literature in Spanish). Further works were Armas de varón (Weapons of males); Mujeres que se hicieron pasar por hombre (Women that pretended to be men) and Griñon en clave de coliflor.

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