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Healthy Breakfast: Food History: The History of our Favorite Breakfast

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37 pagine
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Dec 20, 2015
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9781311735287
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Food is just as entitled to a proper history as castles, wars, kings, queens, art, literature and the bubonic plague. But the book world is now so saturated by celebrity chefs trying to show the working man how to rub garlic on a ciabatta or break lime leaves over a piece of raw fish that we’ve lost sight of the really interesting stories behind the recipes we all know and love.

And, whilst I don’t ride around London on a scooter with my mates or swear at incompetent sous chefs for a living, nor do I know one end of a pork loin from its elbow, I do love history and I do love food.

And the history behind our favourite dishes is fascinating, surprising and overlooked – from the Buddha’s obsession with porridge to the dying playwright Moliere dosing himself with Parmesan rather than medicine (it didn’t work) and I wanted to find out more.

And in this volume I take a close look at the history and origins of the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Just what is a Full English and why is it English? What were the medicinal origins of cereal and who was the Benedict who loved his morning eggs so much.
Find out all of that and uch more in Healthy Breakfast.....

Editore:
Pubblicato:
Dec 20, 2015
ISBN:
9781311735287
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Libro

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Albert Jack is a writer and historian. His first book Red Herrings and White Elephants explored the origins of well-known idioms and phrases and became an international best-seller in 2004. It was serialized in the Sunday Times and remained on their best-seller list for sixteen straight months.  He followed this up with a series of other popular titles including Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep, Pop Goes the Weasel, What Caesar did for my Salad & They Laughed at Galileo. Fascinated by discovering the truth behind the world's great stories, Albert has become an expert at explaining the unexplained, enriching millions of dinner table conversations and ending bar room quarrels the world over.  He is now a veteran of hundreds of live television shows and thousands of radio programs worldwide. Albert lives somewhere between Guildford in England and Bangkok in Thailand. OTHER BOOKS BY ALBERT JACK Red Herrings and White Elephants Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep Phantom Hitchhikers Loch Ness Monsters and Other World Mysteries Pop Goes the Weasel The Old Dog and Duck What Caesar Did for my Salad Black Sheep and Lame Ducks It's a Wonderful Word Money for Old Rope Part 1 Money for Old Rope Part 2 The Jam: Sounds From the Street Want to be a Writer? New World Order: The Bilderberg Conspiracy and the Last Man in London Rose Versus Thistle They Laughed at Galileo The Greatest Generation - Diary of a 1st & 6th Airborne Paratrooper 9/11 Conspiracy Debt Freedom Program The Slow Death of Europe Blue Moons and Black Markets

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Food History: The History of our Favorite Breakfast

(2015 eBook Edition)

Albert Jack

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Healthy Breakfast

Food History: The History of our Favorite Breakfast

(2015 eBook Edition)

Extract from What Caesar did for My Salad (2010)

Copyright ©December 2015 Albert Jack (First Published in 2010)

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Introduction to What Caesar did for My Salad

Food is just as entitled to a proper history as castles, wars, kings, queens, art, literature and the bubonic plague. But the book world is now so saturated by celebrity chefs trying to show the working man how to rub garlic on a ciabatta or break lime leaves over a piece of raw fish that we’ve lost sight of the really interesting stories behind the recipes we all know and love.

And, whilst I don’t ride around London on a scooter with my mates or swear at incompetent sous chefs for a living, nor do I know one end of a pork loin from its elbow, I do love history and I do love food.

And the history behind our favourite dishes is fascinating, surprising and overlooked – from the Buddha’s obsession with porridge to the dying playwright Moliere dosing himself with Parmesan rather than medicine (it didn’t work) and I wanted to find out more.

In The Life of Brian they ask ‘what did the Romans ever do for us?’ Well, one unexpected answer I discovered in my research is that amongst many other things they invented fast food. Or that the curries of India turn out to be the very tasty result of centuries of wars, invasions and trading missions.

The biryani came from the Persians, vindaloo from the Portuguese, mulligatawny soup from the stiff-upper-lipped Brits who insisted on still having a hot soup course in the subcontinent’s sweltering heat – to name but three.

Moving back to Europe, it’s amazing both to see how much food has changed and how it has stayed the same: the peasants of the Middle Ages lived just above the starvation line and scraped by on sludgy pease pottage but today’s modern day peasant, the penniless student’s equivalent culinary staple is the tastier but not dissimilar baked beans on toast or a fish finger sandwich.

But rather than just retelling the stories of how civilizations developed cooking techniques millennia ago, I wanted to know the stories about the people behind the food we eat everyday. Who was Marguerita, and why

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