What Caesar Did For My Salad: Not to Mention the Earl's Sandwich, Pavlova's Meringue and Other Curious Stories Behind Our Favourite Food
Did you know that the Cornish pasty was developed to protect tin miners from arsenic poisoning, or that the word 'salary' comes from Roman soldiers being paid their wages in salt? Why do we eat goose (or turkey) at Christmas? Is the Scotch egg actually from Scotland and what did some retired crusaders have to do with French toast? What dish was invented by Greek bandits on the run? Why were hot cross buns seen as magical and what's so rebellious about a haggis or medicinal about a gin and tonic? Did you know what the romantic history is behind the Bakewell Pudding?
We have become so obsessed with checking ingredients and calorie counting that we've lost sight of the bizarre stories behind our favourite dishes and where they come from (not to mention their eccentric creators0.
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'The bizarre and brilliant stories behind our favourite dishes' By sally tarbox on 15 September 2017 Format: Kindle Edition Mildly interesting selection of food facts. Foods named after celebs, chefs ... Read full review
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What Caesar Did for My Salad: The Secret Meanings of Our Favourite Dishes
No preview available - 2012