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the beginning part was fascinating – reading about feasts that included dolphin and whale and the huge variety of insane food that was eaten in the middle ages. and i never really realized just how extensive rationing was during wwII. but the more recent the history, the less interesting and it felt as though the author herself was less interested in the modern chapters. which is understandable. Stuart-era dining habits are cooler t than those of the 1970s.
it was amazing
Absolutely wonderful read for Anglophiles and foodies. It’s a considered a reference book, so it may prove too dense for some readers, but it was worth it. It would help to already be familiar with some British dishes, as the author doesn’t always explain what they are. Also, I couldn’t read more than 10 pages or so without getting hungry – so bedtime reading may not be favorable.
An excellent microhistory, using England’s (surprisingly) changing menu to explore its history.
From Neolithic farmers’ proto-breads to today’s on-the-go worker’s take-out curry, England has seen the food on the table constantly evolving with new inventions and new imports.
We see here how the history of food is a much the history of immigration and out-of-the-box thinking as much as it is about what is available in the backyard, so to speak.