Many people consider a style of dressing or preparing a meal as part of their cultural identity, but the importance of these characteristics goes much deeper than taste or image, for choices in food and clothing usually reflect a combination of necessity and precedence. Food and Clothing tells the fascineting story behind what types of food and clothing are available today. Raising the reader's awareness that what one wears and eats are products of human ingenuity and invention, the book looks at the inventions and inventors that have most shaped these aspects of life. The illustrated volume features a timeline, glossary, further reading list, and index. colour and black and white photographs and ills.