Menus That Made History

Menus That Made History Over 2000 Years of Menus from Ancient Egyptian Food for the Afterlife to Elvis Presley's Wedding Breakfast

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Synopsis

'An absolutely riveting book - reading it makes you intelligent, full of brilliant anecdotes - and very hungry indeed.' - Richard Curtis

'This brilliantly conceived and well-researched book is a source of real delight.' - Dr Annie Gray, BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet

'Superbly written, a complete joy to read, and just about the perfect present for anyone even vaguely interested in food.' - Mark Diacono

'A gastronomic delight. You can savour it a course at a time, or you may consume the whole banquet in one sitting. It's delicious either way - utterly scrumptious, in fact!' - Mike Leigh

This fascinating miscellany of menus from around the world will educate as well as entertain, delighting both avid foodies and the general reader.

Each menu provides an insight into its particular historical moment - from the typical food on offer in a nineteenth-century workhouse to the opulence of George IV's gargantuan coronation dinner. Some menus are linked with a specific and unforgettable event such as The Hindenburg's last flight menu or the variety of meals on offer for First, Second and Third Class passengers on board RMS Titanic, while others give an insight into sport, such as the 1963 FA Cup Final Dinner or transport and travel with the luxury lunch on board the Orient Express. Also included are literary occasions like Charles' Dickens 1868 dinner at Delmonicos in New York as well as the purely fictional and fantastical fare of Ratty's picnic in The Wind in the Willows.

About the Publisher

Kyle Books

Kyle Books

Kyle Books was founded in 1991 in Kyle's garage in London. Now, 23 years on, we are widely acknowledged as one of the UK's leading publishers in the areas of cookery, health, lifestyle and gardening. Our books inspire, assist and inform, each written by talented authors from creative chefs to garden experts, fitness & diet consultants to beauty gurus, handicrafters to grammar enthusiasts and many more inbetween!

Book information

ISBN: 9780857835284
Publisher: Octopus
Imprint: Kyle Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 394.12
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 596g
Height: 156mm
Width: 218mm
Spine width: 18mm