Publication Date: 17/10/2019 ISBN: 9780712353007 Category:

The Menu

Eve Marleau

Publisher: British Library Publishing
Publication Date: 17/10/2019 ISBN: 9780712353007 Category:
Hardback

£20.00

Quantity:

Description

Fascinating and entertaining, the menu, as a record of the food we eat, tells us much about who we were and how we lived. From the historically significant to the unexpected, discover what was eaten at the first Nobel Prize dinner; what Barack Obama chose for his inauguration meal; what the Tsar and Tsarina ate at their infamous society balls; why the first pre-made sandwich was so significant; and what sort of inflight grub was served up at supersonic speeds on Concorde. Step in time to dinner dances at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom; delight in Elvis and Priscilla’s wedding breakfast; marvel at the Titanic’s last sitting and raise a glass to El Bulli’s closing service.

Publisher Review

"An unexpected, quirky and always revealing romp back in time." --Heston Blumenthal "Brilliant." --Pen Vogler, editor of Penguin's Great Food series

Find this book on the following lists

Book experts at your service

What are you looking for?

A recommendation
Something specific
  • Mr B's Recommendation Station
  • Fill in the three questions below, along with your name and email address, and our book experts will be in touch soon with their personal recommendations
  • I'm after something specific
  • Tell us about the book, author or subject you're looking for, along with your name and email address and our book experts will be in touch as soon as possible