What Caesar Did For My Salad: The Secret Meanings of our Favourite Dishes (Paperback)
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What Caesar Did For My Salad: The Secret Meanings of our Favourite Dishes (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 02/08/2012
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Did you know that the Cornish pasty was invented to protect tin miners from arsenic poisoning, or that the word 'salary' comes from Roman soldiers being paid their wages in salt?

Why do we eat goose (or turkey) at Christmas? Is the Scotch egg actually from Scotland and what did some retired crusaders have to do with French toast? Who was the original Earl Grey and what sauce was inspired by Parliament? What dish was invented by Greek bandits on the run? Why were hot cross buns seen as magical and what's so rebellious about a haggis or medicinal about a gin and tonic? Did you know what the romantic history is behind the Bakewell Pudding?

Albert Jack tells the strange tales behind our favourite dishes and drinks and where they come from (not to mention their unusual creators). In the colourful, wonderful vein of Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany, Albert Jack's What Caesar Did For My Salad is bursting with fascinating insights, characters and enough stories to entertain a hundred dinner parties.

Albert Jack is the author such bestselling titles as Pop Goes the Weasel, Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep, and The Old Dog and Duck.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141043449
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Albert Jack is the man with the answers * Daily Express *
Exploding sausages, life-saving Cornish pasties and Caesar's connection with salads ... the fascinating origins of our favourite dishes * Daily Mail *
A slice of history to really get your teeth into * The Sun *

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