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The Greedy Queen

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 400 Nombre de pages
Préface Full of original research, Annie Gray's first book considers Britain's most iconic monarch from a new perspective, telling... Lire la suite
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Préface
Full of original research, Annie Gray's first book considers Britain's most iconic monarch from a new perspective, telling the history of British dining culture along the way.

Auteur
Annie Gray is an historian, cook, broadcaster and writer specialising in the history of food and dining in Britain from around 1600 to the present day, conducting her research both in libraries and in kitchens. She has worked at Audley End amongst other historical kitchens, and gives lectures all over the country. She presents history documentaries including Victorian Bakers, and appears on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet. She lives in East Anglia.

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This well-researched debut from the presenter of BBC2's "Victorian Bakers" looks at Queen Victoria's appetite for life through the lens of her apparently formidable appetite for food, telling the story of the development of British culinary culture along the way.



Résumé
From Dr Annie Gray, presenter of BBC2's Victorian Bakers What does it mean to eat like a queen? Elizabeth gorged on sugar, Mary on chocolate and Anne was known as 'Brandy Nan'. Victoria ate all of this and more. The Greedy Queen celebrates Victoria's appetite, both for food and, indeed, for life. Born in May 1819, Victoria came 'as plump as a partridge'. In her early years she lived on milk and bread under the Kensington system; in her old age she suffered constant indigestion yet continued to over-eat. From intimate breakfasts with the King of France, to romping at tea-parties with her children, and from state balls to her last sip of milk, her life is examined through what she ate, when and with whom. In the royal household, Victoria was surrounded by ladies-in-waiting, secretaries, dressers and coachmen, but below stairs there was another category of servant: her cooks. More fundamental and yet completely hidden, they are now uncovered in their working environment for the first time. Voracious and adventurous in her tastes, Queen Victoria was head of state during a revolution in how we ate - from the highest tables to the most humble. Bursting with original research, The Greedy Queen considers Britain's most iconic monarch from a new perspective, telling the story of British food along the way.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Greedy Queen
Sous-titre: Eating with Victoria
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Code EAN: 9781781256831
ISBN: 978-1-78125-683-1
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Profile Books
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 400
Poids: 351g
Taille: H198mm x B128mm x T26mm
Parution: 03.05.2018
Année: 2018

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