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Tasting the Past: British Food from the Stone Age to the Present

TitleTasting the Past: British Food from the Stone Age to the Present
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsWOOD, J.
PublisherThe History Press
Number of Pages168
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN Number978-0752447940

British food has a long and distinguished history and much like the British language has absorbed elements from diverse and widespread cultures. This book traces the development of British cooking from the prehistoric period, through the medieval and early modern, to the advent of convenience foods in the post-World War II period. The chronological chapters will trace the fads and fashions in food, as well as the influences which changed and molded the British diet through the centuries. Each section will also include recipes originating in the period and recipes for Christmas festivities. Offerings include tasty beach BBQ ideas from Celtic times, a hearty Roman Army lentil stew, and ideas for festive feasts from every period. This is the ideal book for anyone interested in the history of food as well as those adventurous cooks who like to try new things.