British Food: An Extraordinary Thousand Years of History

British Food: An Extraordinary Thousand Years of History

by Colin Spencer

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

This a revised and updated edition of an award-winning book, recognized as THE authoritative work on the subject of British food. It is a breathtaking attempt to trace the changes to and influences on food in Britain from the Black Death, through the Enclosures, the Reformation, the Industrial Revolution, the rise of Capitalism to the present day.

There has been a recent wave of interest in food culture and history and Colin Spencer’s masterful, readable account of our culinary history is a celebrated contribution to the genre. There has never been such an exciting, broad-scope history of the food of these islands. It should remind us all of our rich past and the gastronomic importance of British cuisine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908117779
Publisher: Grub Street Cookery
Publication date: 07/14/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Colin Spencer is an English writer and artist who has produced a prolific body of work in a wide variety of media since his first published short stories and drawings appeared in The London Magazine and Encounter when he was 22. His work includes novels, short stories, non-fiction (including histories of food and of homosexuality), cookery books, stage and television plays, paintings and drawings, book and magazine illustrations. He has written and presented a television documentary on vandalism, appeared in numerous radio and television programmes and lectured on food history, literature and social issues. For fourteen years he wrote a regular food column for The Guardian.

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