Little, Brown 2013
Hardback 360pp Illustrated
9780316229975   Product Code: 20348
Food and its enjoyment are as old as civilization; and this remarkable book ranges from a bread recipe found in an Egyptian tomb to the latest creations of Jamie Oliver and Heston Blumenthal, via medieval ravioli, the invention of the sandwich, the contested origins of Eggs Benedict, and the postwar revolution in British cuisine as Mediterranean and Indian flavours found favour. This is far more than a recipe book; it is also an erudite and entertaining social history.