About this book
Albert Jack tells the strange stories behind our favourite dishes and drinks, and where they come from. Bursting with fascinating insight, characters, and enough stories to entertain 100 dinner parties.
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? This title tells the strange tales behind our favourite dishes and drinks and where they come from.