Food Science
Who's Who in Food Chemistry: Europe
Who's Who in Food Chemistry
Europe
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 3642625584

The 2nd completely revised edition of the directory Who's Who in Food Chemistry - Europe comprises carefully checked and evaluated information on more than 750 European food scientists, including complete addresses, telephone and fax numbers, fields of expertise, research topics as well as consulting activities. Private, governmental and official laboratories for food control are also included. Exhaustive indexes allow easy access to all entries. The increasing demand for internationally approved professionals in all fields of food science makes this volume an invaluable source of information for the food industry, R + D institutions, consultants, private laboratories and university departments seeking for cooperation and service partners or consultancy.

Whole Grains and Their Bioactives: Composition and Health
Whole Grains and Their Bioactives
Composition and Health
Hardcover      ISBN: 1119129451

A review of various types of whole grains, the bioactives present within them, and their health-promoting effects

As rates of obesity and other chronic conditions continue to rise, so too does the need for clear and accurate information on the connections between diet and disease, particularly regarding the cereal grains that dominate the Western diet. In this volume, editors Jodee Johnson and Taylor Wallace assemble a panel of leading experts to address this issue. The result is a comprehensive examination of the cereal and pseudo-cereal grains and their most important bioactive compounds.

Not only does this volume offer summaries of existing research, it also places these findings within the larger context of health promotion and disease prevention. This includes frank discussions on the limitations of existing studies, as well as current gaps in research for those who want to offer evidence-based recommendations to their patients. Topics addressed include:

  • Methodical analyses of domesticated grain species, their horticultural history, nutritional composition, and known effects on health
  • Beneficial properties of certain bioactive compounds found in particular grain species
  • How bioactive compounds work within an individual's overall diet to increase health and prevent disease

Academic and industry researchers, as well as medical practitioners and public health professionals, will appreciate Whole Grains and their Bioactives, not only as an engaging overview of current research, but also as an illuminating contribution to the often-murky debate surrounding health and the human diet.

Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell?: Fascinating Food Trivia Explained with Science
Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell?
Fascinating Food Trivia Explained with Science
Paperback      ISBN: 1612435513
FOOD QUESTIONS ANSWERED WITH COLORFUL GRAPHICS AND FUN, EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATIONS

Have you ever wondered...

- Why bacon smells so good?
- Why onions make you cry?
- If eating turkey makes you sleepy?
- If mixing drinks makes a hangover worse?
- How energy drinks work?
- Why chocolate is poisonous to dogs?
- Why coffee makes you more wired than tea?
- Why cilantro tastes soapy to some?

The answers to these baffling questions and more are revealed in this friendly, informative collection of trivia. Not a scientist? No problem. This book's colorful graphics and easy-to-understand explanations make these food facts fun for everyone.

Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food
Why You Eat What You Eat
The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393243311

In Why You Eat What You Eat, acclaimed neuroscientist Rachel Herz examines the sensory, psychological, neuroscientific, and physiological factors that influence our eating habits. Herz, who's been praised for her "ability to cite and explain academic studies in a conversational manner" (Washington Post), uncovers the fascinating and surprising facts that influence food consumption--such as why bringing reusable bags to the grocery store encourages us to buy more treats, how our beliefs can affect how many calories we burn, why TV influences how much we eat, and how what we see and hear changes how food tastes--and reveals useful techniques for improving our experience of food, such as how aromas can help curb cravings and tips on how to resist repeated trips to the buffet table.

Why You Eat What You Eat presents our relationship to food as a complicated recipe, whose ingredients--taste, personality, and emotions--combine to make eating a potent and pleasurable experience. Herz weaves curious findings and compelling facts into a narrative that tackles important questions, revealing how psychology, neurology, and physiology shape our relationship with food, and how food alters the relationship we have with ourselves and each other.

Wild Plants, Mushrooms and Nuts: Functional Food Properties and Applications
Wild Plants, Mushrooms and Nuts
Functional Food Properties and Applications
Hardcover      ISBN: 1118944623

Wild Plants, Mushrooms and Nuts: Functional Properties and Food Applications is a compendium of current and novel research on the chemistry, biochemistry, nutritional and pharmaceutical value of traditional food products, namely wild mushrooms, plants and nuts, which are becoming more relevant in diets, and are especially useful for developing novel health foods and in modern natural food therapies.
Topics covered will range from their nutritional value, chemical and biochemical characterization, to their multifunctional applications as food with beneficial effects on health, though their biological and pharmacological properties (antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antitumor capacity, among others).

Women Who Eat: A New Generation on the Glory of Food
Women Who Eat
A New Generation on the Glory of Food
Paperback      ISBN: 1580050921

More than just great food writing, this long-overdue rebuttal to the notion that all women are on a diet celebrates food with grace, wit, and gusto. Women are reclaiming their pots and pans, but it's a new era in the kitchen. Today's generation of women is putting a fresh spin on the "joy of cooking"--and eating and entertaining.
Women both in and out of the culinary profession share their stories about the many ways food shapes and enhances their lives. New York Times columnist Amanda Hesser praises the joys of simple food. Kate Sekules discusses the importance of having a restaurant where you are known. Michelle Tea describes her working-class Polish family's meals as "tripe, kielbasa, shellfish and beer." One woman owns up to her culinary ineptitude in an era when being a gourmet cook is all the rage; another links her love for Carvel soft-serve ice cream to her childhood in Trinidad. One woman writes about baking school, another about making sauerkraut with her grandmother, and another about the food in her favorite books of her childhood. This illuminating look at food today, with generous helpings of great prose, is that all too rare thing: a food positive book by women.

Writing Food History: A Global Perspective
Writing Food History
A Global Perspective
Hardcover      ISBN: 1847888097

The vibrant interest in food studies among both academics and amateurs has made food history an exciting field of investigation. Taking stock of three decades of groundbreaking multidisciplinary research, the book examines two broad questions: What has history contributed to the development of food studies? How have other disciplines - sociology, anthropology, literary criticism, science, art history - influenced writing on food history in terms of approach, methodology, controversies, and knowledge of past foodways?

Essays by twelve prominent scholars provide a compendium of global and multicultural answers to these questions. The contributors critically assess food history writing in the United States, Africa, Mexico and the Spanish Diaspora, India, the Ottoman Empire, the Far East - China, Japan and Korea - Europe, Jewish communities and the Middle East. Several historical eras are covered: the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, Early Modern Europe and the Modern day.

The book is a unique addition to the growing literature on food history. It is required reading for anyone seeking a detailed discussion of food history research in diverse times and places.