Sherry Mackay's Reviews > Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking
Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking
Sherry Mackay's review
Aug 29, 2013
Very informative book. I enjoyed lots of it but struggled with the later chapters. It just didn't seem as interesting as the medieval ones for instance. There are many fascinating facts and stories about food and eating habits of the English and French (since they were intertwined). It is a great book just for delving into now and then if you can't take the time to read it all at once. It was amazing to find out that modern eating habits of 3 separate courses is a fairly modern invention. Also that sweets at the end of a meal is a modern idea too. Everything used to be chucked on the table at once and you ate whatever was in front of you. Too bad if you wanted a dish that was down the other end of the table! I think I prefer the modern way so I get a bit of everything. Some readers have bagged the food history book by Clarissa Dickson-wright but I liked both of these books, and would recommend clarissa's if you enjoyed this one.
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