A History of Food in 100 Recipes

William Sitwell

A History of Food in 100 Recipes

William Sitwell, culinary expert on BBC2's 'A Question of Taste' and editor of Waitrose Kitchen magazine explores the fascinating history of cuisine. This book is a celebration of the great dishes, techniques and above all brilliant cooks who have, over the centuries, created the culinary landscape we now enjoy. As well as shining a light on food's glorious past, there are contributions from a glittering array of stars of British cuisine, including Marco Pierre White, Delia Smith, Heston Blumenthal, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver. 4.2 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
A History of Food in 100 Recipes

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Food & Drink
Format Hardback
Pages 352
RRP
Date of Publication April 2012
ISBN 978-0007411993
Publisher Collins
 

William Sitwell, culinary expert on BBC2's 'A Question of Taste' and editor of Waitrose Kitchen magazine explores the fascinating history of cuisine. This book is a celebration of the great dishes, techniques and above all brilliant cooks who have, over the centuries, created the culinary landscape we now enjoy. As well as shining a light on food's glorious past, there are contributions from a glittering array of stars of British cuisine, including Marco Pierre White, Delia Smith, Heston Blumenthal, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver.

Reviews

The Times

Ian Kelly

This is a triumph; any one of the essays will deepen your relationship with a particular food — ice cream and Catherine de Medici, Oxo and the 1908 Olympics — but also, arranged broadly chronologically, they build into a complete and satisfying biography of mankind’s chief obsession: food ... Almost every sentence of his scrupulously researched and breezily confident book oozes with a passion for eating.

09/04/2012

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The Observer

Rebecca Seal

In less steady hands, this book might have been a disaster. It's a bold move to try to explain the entire evolution of food via 100 dishes, and the result could easily have been dull and academic or overambitious and patchy. But William Sitwell has pulled off something clever: a thoroughly researched and witty history that is both compelling and teeming with scholarly facts.

22/04/2012

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The Daily Mail

Roger Lewis

… a whopping treat … I regret the absence of Fanny Cradock … Nevertheless, important themes emerge.

05/04/2012

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