The Taste of Empire

The Taste of Empire

How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World

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" twenty meals, The taste of Empire tells the story of how the British created a global food trade that moved people and plants across countries...Taking us on a wide-ranging culinary journey from the American frontier to the Far East, from sixteenth-century Newfoundland fisheries to present day celetrations of Thanksgiving, Lizzie Collingham uncovers the decisive role of the British Empire in shaping our modern diet."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780465056668
Branch Call Number: 909.0971241 COL 2017
Characteristics: xvii, 367 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm


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Jul 06, 2018

Author uses anecdotes of real people to tell the story of how trade influenced eating in Great Britain and its colonial possessions in a timeline of many years. Engagingly told even if author strayed more into regular history than food history sometimes.

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