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Ies of the chefs cookery book writers gourmets and gluttons who have shaped public taste from the salad loving Catherine of Aragon to the foodies of today Above all she gives 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. I love social history 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 get 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 Beastie Boys Book you are interested in viewing our history through what we've eaten over the centuries Midnight Tango you may really enjoy this

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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. There is a lot of erudition in this book it really is an excellent history of English food which didn't apparently get 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 good food and went to church and the poor made do with raising a pig in the back garden and regularly getting drunk to forget their lowly circumstances All very bucolic and the stuff of Henry VIII and all that But is the author to be trusted According to her she grew up in a very wealthy home with an 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 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 a guy actually in Parliament but never even had a proper relationship let alone married and had childrenEventually she achieved major fame with Jennifer Patterson as Two Fat Ladies a long running cookery show in Britain where these two anarchic party going posh women drove around in a motorbike and sidecar and cooked fat laden food which possibly contributed to their early deathsHer sister tells another story How this great big aggressive bully of a woman much younger than her siblings absolutely dominated her mother and hit and punched her father who as a surgeon certainly wasn't a drunkard or abusive forcing him to leave Her mother's original Will destroyed she inherited all the money and declined to share it with her siblings True story or sour grapesThis tells me that although this is a 5 star book a clever well researched detailed history of English food and how it changed through the ages including interesting recipes from the past but it's not half so interesting as the outrageous exhibitionist and cruel author I don't want to read her autobiography I would think it would reflect only what the perennially money hungry and attention seeking CDW thought would make an impact I want to read a biography of her with recipes Jaxon (Kings of Denver 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. There is a lot of erudition in this book it really is an excellent history of English food which didn't apparently get 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 good food and went to church and the poor made do with raising a pig in the back garden and regularly getting drunk to forget their lowly circumstances All very bucolic and the stuff of Henry VIII and all that But is the author to be trusted According to her she grew up in a very wealthy home with an eminent surgeon for a father who was a vicious alcoholic beat and abused her not sexually became the Drink to Yesterday (Tommy Hambledon, youngest woman ever to be called to the bar and had to 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 a guy actually in Parliament but never even had a proper relationship let alone married and had childrenEventually she achieved major fame with Jennifer Patterson as Two Fat Ladies a long running cookery show in Britain where these two anarchic party going posh women drove around in a motorbike and sidecar and cooked fat laden food which possibly contributed to their early deathsHer sister tells another story How this great big aggressive bully of a woman much The Second Wave: The Makanza Series Book 0 (English Edition) younger than her siblings absolutely dominated her mother and hit and punched her father who as a surgeon certainly wasn't a drunkard or abusive forcing him to leave Her mother's original Will destroyed she inherited all the money and declined to share it with her siblings True story or sour grapesThis tells me that although this is a 5 star book a clever well researched detailed history of English food and how it changed through the ages including interesting recipes from the past but it's not half so interesting as the outrageous exhibitionist and cruel author I don't want to read her autobiography I would think it would reflect only what the perennially money hungry and attention seeking CDW thought would make an impact I want to read a biography of her with recipes

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Both good 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. A fun romp through English food