Christopher Driver, 19 June 1986
Show More All Manners of Food: Eating and Taste in England and France from the Middle Ages to the Present by Stephen Mennell.
Blackwell, 380 pp., £14.95, October 1985, 0 631 13244 9Show More
Curye on Inglysch: English Culinary Manuscripts of the 14th Century including ‘The Forme of Cury’ edited by Constance Hieatt and Sharon Butler.
Oxford, for the Early English Text Society, 224 pp., £6.50, April 1985, 0 19 722409 1Show More
The English Cookbook by Victor Gordon.
Cape, 304 pp., £12.50, November 1985, 0 224 02300 4Show More
“... for granted elsewhere. They order these things somewhat better in the Council of Europe, where Stephen Mennell, a disciple of Norbert Elias, began work on All Manners of Food. The slow-baked book that has finally emerged reads like a series of essays on pertinent food topics in cultural history rather than a comprehensive account of what has ...”