What Caesar Did for My Salad: The Secret Meanings of Our Favourite Dishes


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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? 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 ...

What Caesar Did For My Salad: The Secret Meanings of our Favourite Dishes 2012, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780141043449