Chapter 12. Treasures from the Sea

  1. Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat

Published Online: 6 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305135.ch12

A History of Food

A History of Food

How to Cite

Toussaint-Samat, M. (2008) Treasures from the Sea, in A History of Food, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305135.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181198

Online ISBN: 9781444305135



  • Caviare, last legendary food of modern times;
  • Acipenseridae family - beginning of the Mesozoic era;
  • Caspian caviare;
  • France and United Kingdom, only oyster-producing countries;
  • bodies of crustaceans - shell impregnated with lime;
  • natural mussel beds, common along French and English coasts


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The History of Garum

  • The History of Caviare

  • The History of Shellfish and Crustaceans

  • The History of Shellfish-Farming