The Taste of Empire

The Taste of Empire

How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World

Audiobook CD - 2017
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"A history of the British Empire told through twenty meals eaten around the world... In The Taste of Empire, acclaimed historian Lizzie Collingham tells the story of how the British Empire's quest for food shaped the modern world. Told through twenty meals over the course of 450 years, from the Far East to the New World, Collingham explains how Africans taught Americans how to grow rice, how the East India Company turned opium into tea, and how Americans became the best-fed people in the world. In The Taste of Empire, Collingham masterfully shows that only by examining the history of Great Britain's global food system, from sixteenth-century Newfoundland fisheries to our present-day eating habits, can we fully understand our capitalist economy and its role in making our modern diets" -- Description provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Audio, p2017
Characteristics: 10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
Edition: Unabridged
Performers: Read by Jennifer M. Dixon.
ISBN: 9781541410992
UPC: 9781541410992
Call Number: BD 909.0971 COLLINGHAM

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