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Not to mention the Earl's sandwich, Pavlova's meringue and other curious stories behind our favourite food

Author: Albert Jack
Publisher: London : Particular Books : [distributor] Penguin Books Ltd, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Did you know that the Cornish pasty was invented to protect tin miners from arsenic poisoning, or that the word 'salary' comes from Roman soldiers being paid their wages in salt? Why do we eat goose (or turkey) at Christmas? This title is bursting with fascinating insights, characters and enough stories to entertain a hundred dinner parties.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Jack
ISBN: 9781846142543 1846142547
OCLC Number: 852008106
Language Note: English.
Target Audience: General (US: Trade).
Description: 368 pages : 40 black and white ; 20 x 14 x 3 cm
Responsibility: Albert Jack.

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Albert Jack is the man with the answers * Daily Express *

 
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