The Biscuit: The History of a Very British Indulgence (Paperback)Lizzie Collingham (author)
Bourbons. Custard Creams. Rich Tea. Jammie Dodgers. Chocolate Digestives. Shortbread. Ginger snaps. Which is your favourite?
British people eat more biscuits than any other nation; they are as embedded in our culture as fish and chips or the Sunday roast. We follow the humble biscuit's transformation from durable staple for sailors, explorers and colonists to sweet luxury for the middling classes to comfort food for an entire nation. Like an assorted tin of biscuits, this charming and beautifully illustrated book has something to offer for everyone, combining recipes for hardtack and macaroons, Shrewsbury biscuits and Garibaldis, with entertaining and eye-opening vignettes of social history.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 351 g
Dimensions: 194 x 153 x 25 mm
Fascinating* Prue Leith *
A jam-packed book about our favourite teatime nibble* Daily Mail *
An incredible journey* Daily Express *
Fascinating... Collingham has pulled it off again* Spectator *
[A] fascinating book... Collingham is a wonderful researcher, combining academic rigour with an eye for the captivating details that make the world more interesting -- Rachel Duffett * BBC History *
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