A History of Food in 100 Recipes E–book/E–pub

  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • A History of Food in 100 Recipes
  • William Sitwell
  • English
  • 07 June 2018
  • 9780007411993

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review A History of Food in 100 Recipes ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Urful and entertaining journey through the history of cuisine celebrating the world's greatest dish. I was looking forward to this one I thought the premise sounded promising and that even if it couldn t really deliver a full hundred usable recipes it would be hard to screw up entirely Sitwell manages it very thoroughly and with surprising speedWilliam Sitwell it turns it is one of those English toffs who don t really know anything about anything but to whom because of their sheltered upbringing it never occurs that that should induce them to shut up that there are knowledgeable people out there to whom they should defer the sort of ass who holds actual research in a vague contempt because if they don t know it surely nobody really does I d say he s the written euivalent of Rick Stein but Rick Stein is at least a trained chef as well as a useless twatSo the historical recipes there are turn out to be so poorly communicated as to be useless and the context they re placed in is rife with common myths half remembered facts and other crimes against the very concept of looking shit up before you write it down of various degrees of severity Even his editor gave up partway through leaving the text riddled with dodgy grammatical constructions and scattershot punctuationNot that it matters much Sitwell rushes through any part of history that could conceivably hold any interest being well out of the Middle Ages after a mere twenty recipes and reaching the 20th century only slightly past the halfway point of the book The last fifteen or so recipes are all by British TV and other celebrity chefsThe modern recipes may or may not be reproducible than the ancient ones I don t even care This is not a history of foodThe real shame isn t that Sitwell is a worthless hack who not only couldn t write a book with this title but didn t even try it s that because of his arrogance now there won t a book called A History of Food in 100 Recipes that lives up to that title Because I really wanted to read that book

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review A History of Food in 100 Recipes ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ese everyday recipes came from who invented them and using what techniues This book provides a colo. This is clearly a product of love much research and thought and hopefully the reader will cherish it with similar affection Despite its title there are not 100 recipes and neither are many of the recipes something you will probably try for a family meal but don t let that put you offHere the author delves back through time and a myriad of recipe books and food books that have been published wryly noting that many contain similar boastful self indulgent claims about their breadth uniueness or completeness as those that often appear today The fruits of the author s labour are presented as a celebratory knowledgeable information and yet concise look at 100 dishes many of which are still popular today albeit with some modification at times and many that may have fell by the culinary waysideStarting from Ancient Egyptian bread and working in a chronological order the reader is treated to such items as Roast Goat 30 BC Pasta 1154 tips on party planning 1420 Hot Chocolate 1568 and even a revelation as to how the Englishman discovered the fork 1611 Time and food development marches on and in the past century featured dishes include Strawberry ice cream soda Toad in the Hole Omelette Cheese Fondue Fairy Cakes and Sweet and Sour Pork For one reason or another which will become clearer to the reader the author has selected each recipe and pinned it to a specific place in the chronology for a reason It might be due to an historical event a new cook book or other writing a new development or even due to a crazeTruly a uirky interesting innovative and thought provoking series of friendly informative mini essays Not every recipe from earlier times had been committed to paper instead being often passed word of mouth or depicted in other forms such as tapestries As such the author has been forced to recreate and salvage these recipes and much information from many disparate sources For the curious gastronome this shall be no problem It is clear that you are not going to use this book as a centre for your family meal planning yet the curious may use this as a base for recreating meals from the past and maybe even be encouraged to undertake similar culinary detective work Not every recipe has necessarily been found under a layer of metaphorical dust as there are some contributions and takes on older food from many modern day top chefs and cooks such as Jamie Oliver Nigella Lawson Marco Pierre White Delia Smith and Heston BlumenthalIt is hoped that the author nor publisher are being done a disservice by saying that this is a book that the casual browser may pass by The book based on viewing a digital version rather than receiving a physical copy gives the impression of being a little subdued Not uite a dry academic text book but one of those hard to categorise hard to promote books Yet those with an interest of food or a general curiosity will miss out on a treat if they pass this one by Even if you read one mini essay per day you will have many months of a daily boggle to keep you and your friends and family amused and amazedA fairly extensive select bibliography running to several pages and a great index complete this book As stated if you are a curious sort of person perhaps love food than just the taste of it and wish to broaden your horizon this is the sort of book for you For reading at home and for reference purposes the physical book will probably be best but its size might make it less desirable as a travel companion Fortunately there is a eBook available but with current pricing and market conditions you will be buying the same thing twice That is a decision for you and a thought for the publishing industry at largeA History of Food in 100 Recipes written by William Sitwell and published by CollinsHarperCollins UK ISBN 9780007411993 352 pages Typical price GBP20 YYYY This review appeared in YUMfi and is reproduced here in full with permission of YUMfi YUMfi celebrates the worldwide diversity of food and drink as presented through the humble book Whether you call it a cookery book cook book recipe book or something else in the language of your choice YUM will provide you with news and reviews of the latest books on the marketplace

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