Taste : The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking
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.
- Paperback | 480 pages
- 128 x 194 x 32mm | 340.19g
- 20 Sep 2011
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- Illustrations (some col.), col. ports.
About Kate Colquhoun
Kate Colquhoun is the author of A Thing in Disguise: The Visionary Life of Joseph Paxton (2003). It was shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize 2004 and longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2003. She reviews regularly for the Daily Telegraph and has written for The Times, the Financial Times, BBC History Magazine, Saga Magazine, The (RHS) Garden and Country Life Magazine.
'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