A History of English Food

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cate on 04-07-13

Great holiday 'reading'

We downloaded this for a long drive to the south of France last summer and it was brilliant. Well written and well read by Clarissa with a real feel for the food and the history and interspersed with anecdotes to link the two. Thoroughly recommended

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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By Eileen W on 03-04-16

Clarissa at her best.

What a wonderful book to listen to. Extremely interesting and would highly recommend to you foodies out there.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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By Tawny75 on 11-05-13

Absolutely Fascinating!

Would you consider the audio edition of A History of English Food to be better than the print version?

I really enjoyed this book, especially the reading of it. It was fascinating and full of snippets of information I have never heard before. Ms Dickson-Wright hit just the right balance of info and fun without it being boring. I would thoroughly recommend it.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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By Elizabeth on 08-01-13

Thoroughly enjoyable.

This is not a genre I would normally go for, however, I can honestly say I have thoroughly enjoyed this listen. Clarissa gives her straightforward, highly knowledgeable, chronological account of the history of English food. It may sound like a 'dry' topic for a good entertaining listen but it's actually full of interesting little snippets of knowledge. It's something I will listen to over again.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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By Amazon Customer on 04-13-13

Highly Recommended

I really enjoyed this and have listened to it several times - there is so much interesting information that you gain something new each time. It gives you a real sense of time and place with intriguing insights into the ways and attitudes of the English through the unusual perspective of food and eating habits.



I like having an author doing their own narrating and Clarissa is very easy to listen to with the same mix of practical common sense and humour that we encounter with her cooking programmes. I hope it prompts a TV series.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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By Mr. P. J. Bellchambers on 04-13-13

Phew! What a knowledge and passion for food

I listened to this wonderful history of food and found myself captivated by Clarissa 's knowledge and wealth of details wrapped up in a passion for all things food and delivered with humour and wit. I will listen to it again and again I know I will find something new in each listen. A great book and a great cook! Fabulous and thank you..

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