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Lizzie Collingham

Autor(a) de Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors

5 Works 929 Membros 19 Críticas

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Lizzie Collingham taught history at the University of Warwick before becoming a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge.
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A history of Indian cuisine relating to imported foods and recipes of other cultures.
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sfj2 | 4 outras críticas | May 15, 2024 |
A detailed and interesting if unstructured history of the biscuit. Too much of the book is focused on pre-industrial biscuits and their tradition in Europe and the Middle-east and not enough on the modern biscuit. The structure is also particularly unfocused. The author frequently ranges over wildly different eras in each chapter with many, many irrelevant anecdotes. The recipes are also a strange addition to a history book.
 
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BriainC | 1 outra crítica | Feb 14, 2024 |
Unexpectedly great! It artfully manages to weave all those popular "one thing that influenced the world" books in a coherent, restrained yet utterly enlightening narrative. And since it deals with a truly global and ever reaching empire it could be called the best take on the popular world food history so far. I absolutely didn't count on such a masterful execution! Sheer brilliance!
 
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Den85 | 5 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
A thoroughly researched examination of how Empire improves efficiency of getting goods to different places around the world but also how it fucks over nutritional availability to its colonies. My only quibble is Collingham's take on British companies trading Indian opium to China- she likens it to the tea that working class Brits used as an end-of-the-day tipple, but opium-derived drugs are still considered highly addictive today over anything from C. sinensis... Regardless, this is chock-full of citations on how Britain impacted global foodways.… (mais)
 
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Daumari | 5 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |

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Obras
5
Membros
929
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#27,633
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
19
ISBN
32
Línguas
3

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