The Hungry Empire: How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World

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`This is a wholly pleasing book, which offers a tasty side dish to anyone exploring the narrative history of the British Empire', Max Hastings, Sunday Times The glamorous daughter of an African chief shares a pineapple with a slave trader... Surveyors in British Columbia eat tinned Australian rabbit... Diamond prospectors in Guyana prepare an iguana curry... In twenty meals The Hungry Empire tells the story of how the British created a global network of commerce and trade in foodstuffs that moved people and plants from one ...

The Hungry Empire: How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World 2017, The Bodley Head Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781847922700

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