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Taste The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking by Kate Colquhoun
  

Taste The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking

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Taste The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking by Kate Colquhoun

From the Iron Age to the Industrial Revolution, the Romans to the Regency, few things have mirrored society or been affected by its upheavals as much as the food we eat and the way we prepare it. In this involving history of the British people, Kate Colquhoun celebrates every aspect of our cuisine from Anglo-Saxon feasts and Tudor banquets, through the skinning of eels and the invention of ice cream, to Dickensian dinner-party excess and the growth of frozen food. Taste tells a story as rich and diverse as a five-course dinner.

Reviews

'Every page is packed with good things, historical and culinary, peppered with personalities and salted with wit'
Jenny Uglow

'This excellent history of the nation's appetites is to be savoured ... Fascinating'
Observer

'Taste is a treat, stuffed with scholarly information yet whisked up as light as a souffle'
Sunday Telegraph

'As Colquhoun's meaty and spicy Taste reveals, what and how we ate is amazing, amusing and revealing ... a culinary masterpiece'
Country Life

About the Author

Kate Colquhoun's previous non-fiction titles were shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize 2004 and longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2003. Her most recent book Mr Briggs' Hat was shortlisted for the 2011 CWA Daggers: Non-fiction Prize. As well as writing for several newspapers and magazines, she appears regularly on national radio and television. She lives in London with her two sons.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th July 2008

Author

Kate Colquhoun

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Cookery / food & drink etc
Social & cultural history

ISBN

9780747593065

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