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Spicing up Britain

Spicing up Britain

by Panikos Panayi
     
 

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A flavourful history of British food over the last 150 years, which shows how modern British cuisine is a product of the diversity of its society, in which people of differing ethnic groups readily sample and borrow from each other's food

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A flavourful history of British food over the last 150 years, which shows how modern British cuisine is a product of the diversity of its society, in which people of differing ethnic groups readily sample and borrow from each other's food

Editorial Reviews

Choice

"Some books are researched. Others are lived. This book reflects both modalities and is strengthened by the author's life experience and sensitivity to cultural nuance. . . . Panayi's many examples, most of which delve deeply into the subtleties of food culture, are carefully researched, detailed, and convincing, giving the reader a taste of the dynamism of culinary interchange."

Diplomat

"Next time someone fulminates about 'foreign invaders' or 'lazy immigrants' give them a copy of Panayi's book. Or buy them a meal."—Diplomat

— Alasdair Buchan

History Today

"This fills a gap between studies of British regional food and the legion of book on Anglo-Indian eating, as it has a much wider sphere of influences."—The Bookseller

The Bookseller

"This fills a gap between studies of British regional food and the legion of book on Anglo-Indian eating, as it has a much wider sphere of influences."—The Bookseller

Times Higher Education Supplement

"What makes Panayi's book distinctive and valuable is that he demonstrates his central point by examining the diverse dimensions of Britain's food supply and catering business over the past 150 years. . . . If Panayi has an agenda, it is to wake up ignorant Brits, to make them realise how central immigrants have been to the development of the UK's economy and culture in the last century and a half."—Times Higher Education Supplement

— Jeremy MacClancy

Washington Times

"His book demonstrates convincingly that whether drawing on its former colonial and imperial possessions (including the United States, with its ever-popular hamburger and other fast foods) or on its European neighbors, the openness of British society has truly enriched its diet and produced its present-day variegated cuisine."—Martin Rubin, Washington Times

— Martin Rubin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861896223
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date:
06/16/2011
Series:
non-series
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Panikos Panayi is professor of European history at De Montfort University. His father was a Cypriot pastry chef working in London.

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