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The Last Food of England
The English tend to think that their native food has disappeared off the map completely—and in some cases it is undoubtedly endangered. But this work shines a light on what remains and highlights what could endure. The author's quest to find the "last food" in England leads to his discovery of the last domestic wood oven in use, the undertaker-cum-butcher who roasts his ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Ebury Press
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The history of England, as told through the lens of pre-Industrial Age food production techniques.
Yeatmen conducts his research by traveling up, down and across England in search of those who are still making food “the old fashioned way”. He digs up some impressive living history, BUT the problem is the rose colored glasses he wears while reporting on this.
I just couldn’t get on board with his bewailing of a dying age – as he describes the last woman in England who still makes “real butter” an ...more