By Clarissa Dickson Wright
During this significant new historical past of English nutrients, Clarissa Dickson Wright takes the reader on a trip from the time of the second one campaign and the feasts of medieval kings to the delicacies -- either strong and undesirable -- of the current day. She appears on the transferring affects at the nationwide nutrition as new principles and components have arrived, and as immigrant groups have made their contribution to the lifetime of the rustic. She conjures up misplaced worlds of open fires and ice homes, of continuing pickling and maintaining, and of manchet loaves and curly-coated pigs. and he or she tells the tales of the cooks, cookery booklet writers, gourmets and gluttons who've formed public flavor, from the salad-loving Catherine or Aragon to the foodies of at the present time. specifically, she offers a shiny experience of what it was once wish to take a seat to the food of earlier a while, even if an eighteenth-century labourer's breakfast or a twelve-course Victorian ceremonial dinner or a lunch out through the moment global War.
Insightful and wonderful via turns, this can be a remarkable travel of approximately one thousand years of English food, peppered with surprises and pro with Clarissa Dickson Wright's attribute wit.
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A History of English Food by Clarissa Dickson Wright