Eating for Britain

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John Murray Press, May 27, 2010 - Cooking - 384 pages

'Who are these people? Look at what they eat.'

Simon Majumdar travels the country to find out what British food -- from Arbroath Smokies to Welsh rarebit to chicken tikka masala -- reveals about British identity. Exploring the history of British food, he celebrates the wealth of fare on offer today, and meets the people all over the country -- the farmers, the fishermen, the brewers, bakers and cheese makers -- who have given the British reason to love their food again.

Join Simon as he becomes a judge at the Great British Pie Competition (where, to his sorrow, he ends up judging vegetarian pies), as he learns to make Balti with a true Brummie, hunts for grouse, and sees seaside rock being made in Blackpool. EATING FOR BRITAIN is an impassioned and hilarious journey into the meaning of eating British.

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User Review  - Carrie.deSilva - LibraryThing

This book seeks out the best of British food, and the best examples of type across chapters headed : Breakfast, Elevenses, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Snacks, Starter, Main Course, Pudding, Drinks. It is a great resource for suppliers, places to visit and all but forgotten regional treats. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Simon Majumdar lives in London. He is the author of EAT MY GLOBE and the co-founder of 'Dos Hermanos' - one of the UK's most widely read food blogs. He is a regular contributor to The Times Online and was recently voted one of London's most influential people by the Evening Standard.

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