Thursday, January 31, 2008

Taste (Book #9)

Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking (Kate Colquhoun, 2007) makes social history out of a topic--British cuisine--that's often treated as a joke. It's full of fascinating tidbits about everything from the configuration of medieval banquets to WWII rationing, but you have to wade through a dry, encyclopedic presentation to find them.

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