Pickled, Potted and Canned

Pickled, Potted and Canned : The Story of Food Preserving

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We may not give much thought to the boxes in our freezers and the dried goods on our shelves. Yet behind the story of food preservation is the history of civilisation itself - a fascinating blend of social history, popular science and man's ongoing curiosity and ingenuity when it comes to food. From Francis Bacon, who died trying to freeze a chicken, to Attila the Hun, who 'gallop cured' his meat by storing it under his horse's saddle, history is littered with wonderful stories of those who have contributed to our knowledge. And there have also been some notable mistakes. In 1800, archaeologists in Egypt consumed a jar of honey, still edible after thousands of years, only to find at the bottom the preserved body of a dead baby..!
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 195 x 128mm
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 35 illustrations
  • 0747262071
  • 9780747262077

About Sue Shephard

Sue Shephard is a Channel 4 TV producer, who has worked on successful food series with Sophie Grigson and Dorinda Hafner
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