A Caledonian Feast

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Genre: Cooking
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2010
Product Number: EB00809493
Released: Feb 17, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781847674425
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Description

Stories, recipes, and cultural legacy combine in this award-winning book: "recipes, sociology, history and anecdote are woven into a plaid of pleasure" (The Listener). Scottish cuisine reflects both the richness of the country's resources and the ingenuity of Scottish people who often needed to be frugal. From the ninth century to the present, from the simplicity of porridge and oatcakes to the gourmet delights of fish and game, A Caledonian Feast offers a fascinating history of Scotland, complete with author Annette Hope's personal collection of authentic recipes.A Caledonian Feast is widely acknowledged to be the definitive culinary history of Scotland. Immensely readable and informative, it draws upon many strands of Scotland's literary heritage, including works by Scott, Boswell, Smollett, and Hogg, as well as agriculturalists, social historians, and specialist food writers like Marian McNeill. It was shortlisted for Scotland's premier literary prize, the McVitie, and given a Scottish Arts Council Award when first published in 1987. This edition of A Caledonian Feast includes a superb introduction from Clarissa Dickson Wright. "Exceptionally wide-ranging, well-organized and nicely put." —Sunday Times "A joy to read." —Sunday Telegraph

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