Food Fights and Culture Wars: A Secret History of Taste
'An illustrated history of diet and society, which bubbles with culinary curiosities and fascinating tidbits' - The Daily Mail
In this eclectic book of food history, Tom Nealon takes on such overlooked themes as carp and the Crusades, brown sauce and Byron, and chillies and cannibalism, and suggests that hunger and taste are the twin forces that secretly defined the course of civilisation.
Beautifully illustrated with material from the collection of the British Library, this wide-ranging book addresses some of the fascinating, forgotten stories behind everyday dishes and processes. Among many conspiracies and controversies, the author meditates on the connections between the French Revolution and table settings, food thickness and colonialism, and lemonade and the Black Plague.
One of the Daily Mail's best illustrated books of 2016.
- Author: Tom Nealon
- Hardcover: 234 pages
- Date published: October 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0712357630
- Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 22.1 x 2.2 cm