Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.37 × 7.12 × 1.5 in
Published: April 24, 2007
Publisher: Random House UK
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0091913977
ISBN - 13: 9780091913977
About the Book
The English tend to think that their native food has disappeared off the map completely--and in some cases it is undoubtedly endangered. But this work shines a light on what remains and highlights what could endure. The author's quest to find the "last food" in England leads to his discovery of the last domestic wood oven in use, the undertaker-cum-butcher who roasts his own oxen, the fisherman who regularly takes his life in his hands to catch oysters, green top milk being made deep in the forest, crayfish facing extinction, and four types of English butter. This wonderful voyage of discovery is an invitation to cook without recipes, travel without guides, and find history without museums.
From the Publisher
Cheddar, Hereford, Swaledale, middlehorn beef, Southdown mutton — the English tend to think their native food has disappeared off the map, and in some cases it is undoubtedly endangered. This book shines a light on England’s fertile food heritage.