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Spicing up Britain : the multicultural history of British food

Author: Panikos Panayi
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2008.
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From the arrival of Italian ice-cream vendors to the rise of the Indian curry as the national dish, this book uncovers the history of British food over the last 150 years. The author argues that a combination of immigration, increased wealth, and globalization has transformed the eating habits of the British.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Panayi, Panikos.
Spicing up Britain.
London : Reaktion, 2008
(OCoLC)609232718
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Panikos Panayi
ISBN: 9781861893734 1861893736
OCLC Number: 181928020
Description: 283 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Introduction --
1. British and foreign food --
pt. II. The first ripples of change, circa 1850-1945 --
2. Immigration and the emergence of "ghetto" food --
3. The birth of the foreign restaurant --
4. Changes in British eating habits --
pt. III. The culinary revolution Since 1945 --
5. The multiculturalization of migrant food --
6. The victory of the foreign restaurant --
7. The revolution in the home --
pt. IV. Conclusion --
8. Food and multiculturalization.
Responsibility: Panikos Panayi.

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An history of British food. From the arrival of Italian ice-cream vendors and German pork butchers, to the rise of curry as the national dish, it reveals the multicultural history of British food  Read more...

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This history is a complex and subtle social and cultural stew - irresistibly appetising. The Scotsman Wearing his twin hats of foodie and social historian, Panikos Panayi can appall as well as Read more...

 
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