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What Caesar Did For My Salad

by Albert Jack

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    $21.99
PUBLISHED: 2nd August 2012
ISBN: 9780141043449
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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 tells the strange tales behind our favourite dishes and drinks and where they come from.
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  • Paperback
    $21.99
PUBLISHED: 2nd August 2012
ISBN: 9780141043449
ANNOTATION:
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 tells the strange tales behind our favourite dishes and drinks and where they come from.

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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 tells the strange tales behind our favourite dishes and drinks and where they come from.

Publisher Description

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? Is the Scotch egg actually from Scotland and what did some retired crusaders have to do with French toast? Who was the original Earl Grey and what sauce was inspired by Parliament? What dish was invented by Greek bandits on the run? Why were hot cross buns seen as magical and what's so rebellious about a haggis or medicinal about a gin and tonic? Did you know what the romantic history is behind the Bakewell Pudding? Albert Jack tells the strange tales behind our favourite dishes and drinks and where they come from (not to mention their unusual creators). In the colourful, wonderful vein of Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany, Albert Jack's What Caesar Did For My Salad is bursting with fascinating insights, characters and enough stories to entertain a hundred dinner parties. Albert Jack is the author such bestselling titles as Pop Goes the Weasel, Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep, and The Old Dog and Duck.

Author Biography

Albert Jack has written a series of bestselling books that explore the strange stories behind things we take for granted- that's everything from nursery rhymes - Pop Goes the Weasel - to everyday phrases - Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep.

Review

A slice of history to really get your teeth into The Sun Exploding sausages, life-saving Cornish pasties and Caesar's connection with salads ... the fascinating origins of our favourite dishes Daily Mail Albert Jack is the man with the answers Daily Express

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Albert Jack is the man with the answers

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Albert Jack is the man with the answers

Product Details

Author
Albert Jack
Year
2012
ISBN-10
014104344X
ISBN-13
9780141043449
Media
Book
Publication Date
2012-08-02
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
40 b/w
Short Title
WHAT CAESAR DID FOR MY SALAD
Language
English
Pages
368
Subtitle
The Secret Meanings of our Favourite Dishes
Format
Paperback
Audience
General/Trade