The Food Programme

£16.99

Food shapes our present, our past and our future, and it opens a window on humanity’s many cultures and histories. It has been a weapon, an art form, a tool of revolution, an engine of social change, but also a bringer of pure happiness and companionship. In the first official book from BBC Radio 4’s hit series ‘The Food Programme,’ Alex Renton tells the stories of 13 key ingredients such as spices, oil, cocoa and rice, exploring their history, evolution and how our ever-growing hunger for them continues to alter our world. Dotted throughout are fun and fascinating titbits of information such as the forgotten joys of lard, the secret to making the perfect loaf and how a shipwrecked spice ship led to the Baltic’s favourite Christmas dish.

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Vital stories for hungry minds.

In the first official book from BBC Radio 4’s hit series The Food Programme, award-winning writer Alex Renton tells the stories of 13 key staples such as spice, oil, cocoa, bread and tomatoes, exploring their history, evolution and how our ever-growing hunger for them continues to alter our world. Look at food in a new light – as a weapon, an art form, a tool of revolution, but also a bringer of pure happiness.

Discover a kaleidoscope of fascinating facts and curiosities, including the forgotten joys of lard, the secret to perfect chips and how our love of pepper led to piracy.

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Weight 0.559 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16.2 × 3.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

641.3009 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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