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Annie Gray is a historian, cook, broadcaster and writer specialising in the history of food and d... Read More

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Annie Gray is a historian, cook, broadcaster and writer specialising in the history of food and dining in Britain from around 1600 to the present day. She is the author of Victory in the Kitchen and The Greedy Queen, among a number of other titles. An honorary research associate at the University of York and a Fellow of the Royal History Society, she has presented TV history documentaries including Victorian Bakers and The Sweetmakers, and is the resident food historian on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet. She lives in East Anglia.<p><b>'A joy to immerse oneself in' Andi Oliver</b><br><b><br>'In the field of food history, Annie Gray leads the pack' Jay Rayner</b><br><br>For many people Christmas wouldn't <i>be</i> Christmas without a turkey and trimmings, pudding and brandy butter. And yet it wasn't always that way. Gone are the gluttonous banquets featuring boar's head and brawn - but how did we get to the Christmas food of today? <br><br>Historian Annie Gray digs into the evolution of our festive meal, from the birth of the twelve-day celebration under Edward I and the the restoration of holiday splendour under Victoria to the present day. Organised by festive dish and illustrated throughout, <i>At Christmas We Feast </i>is a delectable trip through time - stuffed full of classic recipes, doused with history and tradition, and sprinkled with the joy of the feasts of Christmas past.</p>A celebration of Christmas through the tableDr Annie Gray is just one of the best! She brings history and food to life with humanity and her customary wry wit and attention to detail. Anything that she writes is always a joy to immerse oneself in.Packed with fascinating historical facts and some even more absorbing recipes ... a cracking read and a great stocking fillerMouth-watering and infused with Christmas spiritTake a trip through time with food historian Annie Gray'An admirable book on festive cooking<p><b>Praise for <i>Victory in the Kitchen</i></b>:<br><br>Zingy, fresh, and unexpected: Annie Gray, the queen of food historians, finds her perfect subject. A book to devour</p>Popular history at its very best<p>Annie Gray is a brilliant writer and scholar who brings a glorious combination of enthusiasm and greed<br>to every subject she tackles. In the field of food history she leads the pack</p>

Product Details

Title: At Christmas We Feast
Author: Annie Gray
SKU: BK0470535
EAN: 9781788168205
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

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Annie Gray is a historian, cook, broadcaster and writer specialising in the history of food and dining in Britain from around 1600 to the present day. She is the author of Victory in the Kitchen and The Greedy Queen, among a number of other titles. An honorary research associate at the University of York and a Fellow of the Royal History Society, she has presented TV history documentaries including Victorian Bakers and The Sweetmakers, and is the resident food historian on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet. She lives in East Anglia.

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