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Scoff: A History of Food and Class in Britain

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Author: Vogler, PenBrand: Atlantic BooksEdition: MainBinding: HardcoverNumber Of Pages: 480Release Date: 05-11-2020Details: Product Description A Book of the Year in the Daily Mail, Independent, The Times & Sunday Times 'Sharp, rich and superbly readable... Fascinating' Sunday Times'Utterly delicious' Observer'Superb' 'Book of the Week', The Times'Terrific' 'Book of the Week', Guardian'I...

Author: Vogler, Pen

Brand: Atlantic Books

Edition: Main

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 480

Release Date: 05-11-2020

Details: Product Description A Book of the Year in the Daily Mail, Independent, The Times & Sunday Times 'Sharp, rich and superbly readable... Fascinating' Sunday Times'Utterly delicious' Observer'Superb' 'Book of the Week', The Times'Terrific' 'Book of the Week', Guardian'I loved it.' Monty Don'A brilliant romp of a book.' Jay RaynerAvocado or beans on toast? Gin or claret? Nut roast or game pie? Milk in first or milk in last? And do you have tea, dinner or supper in the evening?In this fascinating social history of food in Britain, Pen Vogler examines the origins of our eating habits and reveals how they are loaded with centuries of class prejudice. Covering such topics as fish and chips, roast beef, avocados, tripe, fish knives and the surprising origins of breakfast, Scoff reveals how in Britain we have become experts at using eating habits to make judgements about social background.Bringing together evidence from cookbooks, literature, artworks and social records from 1066 to the present, Vogler traces the changing fortunes of the food we encounter today, and unpicks the aspirations and prejudices of the people who have shaped our cuisine for better or worse.'With commendable appetite and immense attention to detail Pen Vogler skewers the enduring relationship between class and food in Britain. A brilliant romp of a book that gets to the very heart of who we think we are, one delicious dish at a time.' Jay Rayner Review Sharp, rich and superbly readable... Vogler is sensitive to language, and she wields it brilliantly herself. Bons mot jostle with the kind of truth-skewering opinions that win reputations for restaurant critics... Ultimately, Vogler reveals why we eat what we do today - and it is fascinating. ― Sunday Times Utterly delicious... I can't remember the last time I read a food book so interesting and so lively... The range of Vogler's reading is extraordinary... She has cooked up a banquet, and everything on the table is worth tasting at least once. ― Observer This excellent history is full of fascinating facts about the food we eat... More tellingly, it pricks the pomposity of many of our social conventions surrounding eating. ― Daily Mail A rich, persuasive diet of social friction, anecdotes and witty observation... It's a book to make the reader both think and salivate. ― Financial Times Pen Vogler's history of food in Britain is a feast of little dishes, all of them delicious... She has wise things to say about nation, health and, especially, class, and she even finds room for one or two recipes. -- Dominic Sandbrook ― 'History Books of the Year', Sunday Times Pen Vogler provides a fascinating social history of British food through the centuries and throws in a selection of enticing recipes from the past for good measure. ― 'History Books of the Year', Daily Mail Taste in food, as Pen Vogler shows in this erudite yet lively compendium, is not just about preferred flavour, but what items in your shopping basket say about who you are or, more precisely, who you aspire to be... Scoff is full of such fascinating, intelligent dissections of familiar foods and culinary practices... Superb. ― 'Book of the Week', The Times A terrific history, in bite-sized chunks, of how food and drink relates to social status. ― 'Book of the Week', Guardian A superbly researched romp through food, cooking and class in Britain, looking at everything from brown bread versus white to the dangers of the dinner party. Full of history, Scoff is never heavy, thanks to Vogler's writing style and wit. ― 'Best Food Books of 2020', Independent So utterly fascinating that I read it in great greedy gulps, like a novel. Vogler is incredibly good company as she dismantles pretty much every assumption we make about how we, and other people, eat. -- India Knight ― Sunday Times Book Description The entertaining story of British cuisine and the hidden role it plays in all our lives. About the Author Pen Vogler is the aut

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Languages: English

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