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Wilder Girls gThere is a lot of erudition in this book it really is an excellent history of English food which didn t apparentlyet bad until the Victorians started to boil the life out of vegetables Before that the aristocracy feasted in cold halls the rich ate too much and screwed around the middle classes had a sufficiency of ood food and went to church and the poor made do "with raising a pig in the back arden and regularly etting drunk to forget their lowly circumstances All very bucolic "raising a pig in the back arden and regularly Its Only a Game getting drunk to forget their lowly circumstances All very bucolic the stuff of Henry VIII and all that But is the author to be According to her sherew up in a very wealthy home with eminent surgeon for a father who was a vicious alcoholic beat and abused her not sexually became the youngest woman ever to be called to the bar and had to The Seduction Expert (The Seduction Expert give up law due to the disrepute her own alcoholism and spendthrift ways brought on her She lived the high life blowing her way through millions of pounds inheritance that she had from her mother and after this bankrupt she went into service as a cook And much credit to her a cookbook shop owner She also apparently screwed auy actually in Parliament But Never Even Had never even had proper relationship let alone married and had childrenEventually she achieved major fame with Jennifer Pa I really enjoy Clarissa Dickson Wright s take on history seen through the focus of food There s just the right amount of Wright s personality included because she will occasionally break in and comment about ancient recipes she s tried or her thoughts on a particular practice It is sprinkled with original texts from the past and it is interesting seeing what people liked enough to take the trouble to pass on to others Definitely recommended to anyone with an interest in food and English history The uotes I added to GoodReads from the book ive a bit of the flavour A fun romp through English food My Mum bought this book for me it s really a fa. Insightful and entertaining by turns this is a magnificent tour of nearly a thousand years of English cuisine peppered with surprises and seasoned with Clarissa Dickson Wright's characteristic witIn this major new history of English food Clarissa Dickson Wright takes the reader on a journey from the time of the Second Crusade and the feasts of medieval kings to the cuisine. ,
A History of English FoodFor our contemporary period of food I just happened to Find It Fascinating To Read About How James IIV Was it fascinating to read about how James IIV was for so much of the evolution of English food who knew And with loads of juicy intriue asides that made me o do some researchRecommended for anyone interested in food and English history "I MIGHT HAVE MENTIONED THIS BEFORE BUT I M "might have mentioned this before but I m my current momentumdesire to read books about or inspired by the history of the UK to make a dent in my TBR list and A History of English Food was one of these books I have this very bad habit where I ll put a book on my TBR list and then when I see it a second time think oh this still looks Before Watchmen (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre, great but I m not in the mood for it As the title mentions A History of Eng A History of English Food is a well written and interesting look at the development of English food from the medieval period to the present day Aimed at theeneral reader it provides fun little historical facts recipes and menus from a variety of eras combined with the memories and recollections of the author In some ways it is a book of two halves The first half is very much historically focussed The second half dealing with the world wars onwards contains far personal recollections and first hand experiences One of the easiest five stars to award I ve run across since joining Goodreads A friend listened to this as an audio version coming away less impressed which I could see happening For one thing there are uotes from historical texts as well as descriptions of recipes that I was able to skim through to et the idea whereas I "certainly would not have wanted to listen to those lengthy passagesOne feature which struck me as particularly impressive "would not have wanted to listen to those lengthy passagesOne feature which struck me as particularly impressive to do with the balance that Reading this book is kind of like hanging out with one of your favourite cantankerous reat aunts sneaking cigarettes in the The Harvest Murder garden and making snarky comments about theoings on of. Ies of the chefs cookery book writers Tim and Tobias (Tim and the Hidden People Book A1) gourmets andluttons who have shaped public taste from the salad loving Catherine of Aragon to the foodies of today Above all she ives a vivid sense of what it was like to sit down to the meals of previous ages whether an eighteenth century laborer's breakfast a twelve course Victorian banuet or a lunch out during the Second World War.

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Scinating read even if you re not a cooking maniac I like the author from seeing her on various TV shows and she has a reat voice when writing The book s very engaging she links history and social things excellently with the food history and makes connections I d never thought of Also I could see this being an interesting resource for "anyone wanting to add some historical flavour and pun intended to a historical or fantasy novel I love social "wanting to add some historical flavour and pun intended to a historical or fantasy novel I love social and the history of food in our country really is an interesting oneI listened to Clarissa narrating her own book and while she s a personable enough reader the material does et somewhat dry at times Maybe reading on paper would be a better way of connecting with and taking in everything she has to impartSome really fascinating insights I found the Middle AgeTudor Victorian and the 20th Century sections the most there is a lot there I never knew before the history of potatoes through to fish and chips the truth about Walter Raleigh the health or otherwise of peasants through the ages when certain foods came to our countryNot one for everyone but if you are interested in viewing our history through what we ve eaten over the centuries you may really enjoy this So much information about English food Clarissa Dickson Wright knows her English Food Stuff FascinatingI am an unabashed fan of The Two Fat Ladies regularly watch the series for the witty banter as much as the delicious food and recently decided to et their cookbooks before they fall out of print Clarissa brings the same tone and wit to this book If you love The Two Fat Ladies you ll love this And if you ve and wit to this book If you love The Two Fat Ladies You Ll Love This And If You Fat Ladies you ll love this And if you yet experienced The Two Fat Ladies but enjoy learning new things food and dry wit this is for you tooAs could be expected I found my interest waning slightly as the food presented became familiar but that s not to say that there wasn t something interesting to be said. Both ood and bad of the present day She looks at the shifting influences on the national diet as new ideas and ingredients have arrived and as immigrant communities have made their contribution to the life of the country She evokes lost worlds of open fires and ice houses of constant pickling and preserving and of manchet loaves and curly coated pigs And she tells the stor.
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