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British Food: An Extraordinary Thousand Years of History By Colin Spencer

British Food: An Extraordinary Thousand Years of History
by Colin Spencer

Colin Spencer reveals how English cooking compared with the courts of Europe after 1100. Medieval food was stylish and tasteful, and Spencer follows it through phases of greatness in the 19th century, and considers what went wrong in arriving at the modern British diet.
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British Food: An Extraordinary Thousand Years of History Summary


After 1100 English cooking reached a high degree of gastronomy, which it shared internationally with the courts of Europe. Medieval food was stylish and tasteful, it was food designed to please and satisfy very sophisticated palates and right up to the mid 19th century it had epochs and phases of greatness. So how did we throw all that away? And not only throw it all away but forget all about it? This book attempts to trace the changes and influences of food in Britain through the Black Death, the Enclosures, the Reformation, the rise of Capitalism and the sado-masochism of the Victorian non-conformists to the present day. It should remind us all of our rich past and the gastronomic importance of the cuisine of these islands.

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Sku
GOR003026767
Title
British Food: An Extraordinary Thousand Years of History
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Grub Street
Year published
Number of pages
400
ISBN 10
1904010164
ISBN 13
9781904010166
Prizes
N/A
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