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A Slice of Britain: Around the country by cake (Hardback)
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A Slice of Britain: Around the country by cake (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 03/03/2014
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'However you attempt to justify it with thoughtful questions about history and provenance, writing a book about cake is an idea born of pure gluttony. I just like to think it was gluttony with an enquiring mind.' If there's one thing we Brits never say no to, it's stopping at four o'clock for a cup of tea and a slice of something tasty. After all, we invented afternoon tea. Ours is a land rich in moist, mouth watering flavours, of sponges and scones, fruitcakes and fancies. So what better way to capture a slice of Britain than to devour its many tea-time treats, slice by sumptuous slice? That's what Caroline Taggart set out to do one day - nothing more energetic than taking a table by the window, and investigating one mouthful at a time what (other than geography) separates a Coventry God Cake from an Eccles Cake, or Grantham Gingerbread from Whitby Gingerbread. In her encounters with those people making traditional cakes, she unravels the stories behind why they originated, where and when they did, and meditates on their resurgence today, as we look to revive and celebrate local produce.

Publisher: AA Publishing
ISBN: 9780749574093
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 30 mm

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“A Slice of Britain”

It's easy to ignore or belittle homegrown (or baked) pastries and biscuits and to think of something llike a croissant with some awful chocolate in it as somehow exotic or luxurious, when there's far, far... More

Hardback edition
17th March 2014
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“A celebration of traditional teatime treats.”

Caroline Taggart might be better known as the author of I Used to Know That and My Grammar and I, but she is obviously a bit of a foodie too.
This incredibly interesting book covers the length and breadth of Britain... More

Hardback edition
24th February 2014
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