• Title: Culinary Pleasures: Cook Books and the Transformation of British Cuisine
  • Author: Nicola Humble
  • ISBN: 9780571228713
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Paperback
  • Culinary Pleasures Cook Books and the Transformation of British Cuisine For foodies and lovers of great British cooking from Mrs Beeton to celebrity TV chefs Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver Culinary Pleasures takes a unique look at Britain s culinary history a journey
    For foodies and lovers of great British cooking, from Mrs Beeton to celebrity TV chefs, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver, Culinary Pleasures takes a unique look at Britain s culinary history a journey expressed through the development of its cookbooks From collared calf s head with buttered nettles to egg and avocado pate to fish and porcini pie from soggy carrots to asFor foodies and lovers of great British cooking, from Mrs Beeton to celebrity TV chefs, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver, Culinary Pleasures takes a unique look at Britain s culinary history a journey expressed through the development of its cookbooks From collared calf s head with buttered nettles to egg and avocado pate to fish and porcini pie from soggy carrots to asparagus al dente, this book has it all.Punctuated throughout with recipes reflective of the period and evocative images, Culinary Pleasures is a complete delight for foodies everywhere and constitutes a fascinating record of Britain s changing cultural attitudes.

    One Reply to “Culinary Pleasures: Cook Books and the Transformation of British Cuisine”

    1. This book is tailor-made for me. I love collecting and reading cookbooks, both old and new, so I really enjoyed reading this history of the British cookbook and British cooking since Mrs Beeton. I found it astute and entertaining in its analysis of the social and cultural meanings of food and cooking, and every chapter ends with a small selection of typical recipes from the period covered. The writer has done plenty of research, but it's not a worthy read; you can easily pick it up and read a ch [...]

    2. I have never read this from end to end, but it's a joy to dip into it occasionally. The author provides a highly readable account of the evolution of British eating habits over the last century or so by describing the changing trends in cookbook writing style and content. The book is full of excerpts from the cookbooks she regards as being landmarks in this evolutionary process, as well a as a selection of recipes.

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