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Culinary Pleasures: Cook Books And The Transformation Of British Food Nicola Humble

Culinary Pleasures: Cook Books And The Transformation Of British Food

Nicola Humble

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ISBN : 9780571200054
Hardcover
342 pages
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Culinary Pleasures takes a unique look at Britains culinary evolution - a journey expressed through the development of its cookbooks. This wonderfully accessible book spans the diverse panorama of British cooking, from Mrs Beeton to nouvelleMoreCulinary Pleasures takes a unique look at Britains culinary evolution - a journey expressed through the development of its cookbooks. This wonderfully accessible book spans the diverse panorama of British cooking, from Mrs Beeton to nouvelle cuisine, concluding with the rise of the celebrity chef and our attendant obsession with ever-fancier and ultra-modern forms of food preparation. What makes this book particularly extraordinary is Nicola Humbles ability to float adjacent to the historical moment, capturing with a subtle eye all the great changes in British cooking down the years, whilst also revealing its inextricable link to Britains cultural shifts in sophistication and taste. From collared calfs 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.