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What Caesar Did For My Salad By Albert Jack

What Caesar Did For My Salad
by Albert Jack

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Did you know that the Cornish pasty was invented to protect tin miners from arsenic poisoning, or that the word salary comes from Roman soldiers being paid their wages in salt? Why do we eat goose (or turkey) at Christmas? This title tells the strange tales behind our favourite dishes and drinks and where they come from.
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What Caesar Did For My Salad Summary


What Caesar Did For My Salad: The Secret Meanings of our Favourite Dishes by Albert Jack

Did you know that the Cornish pasty was invented to protect tin miners from arsenic poisoning, or that the word 'salary' comes from Roman soldiers being paid their wages in salt?

Why do we eat goose (or turkey) at Christmas? Is the Scotch egg actually from Scotland and what did some retired crusaders have to do with French toast? Who was the original Earl Grey and what sauce was inspired by Parliament? What dish was invented by Greek bandits on the run? Why were hot cross buns seen as magical and what's so rebellious about a haggis or medicinal about a gin and tonic? Did you know what the romantic history is behind the Bakewell Pudding?

Albert Jack tells the strange tales behind our favourite dishes and drinks and where they come from (not to mention their unusual creators). In the colourful, wonderful vein of Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany, Albert Jack's What Caesar Did For My Salad is bursting with fascinating insights, characters and enough stories to entertain a hundred dinner parties.

Albert Jack is the author such bestselling titles as Pop Goes the Weasel, Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep, and The Old Dog and Duck.

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What Caesar Did For My Salad Reviews


Albert Jack is the man with the answers * Daily Express *
Exploding sausages, life-saving Cornish pasties and Caesar's connection with salads ... the fascinating origins of our favourite dishes * Daily Mail *
A slice of history to really get your teeth into * The Sun *

About Albert Jack


Albert Jack has written a series of bestselling books that explore the strange stories behind things we take for granted: that's everything from nursery rhymes - Pop Goes the Weasel - to everyday phrases - Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep.

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GOR004666786
What Caesar Did For My Salad: The Secret Meanings of our Favourite Dishes by Albert Jack
Albert Jack
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2012-08-02
368
014104344X
9780141043449
N/A
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