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From Boiled Beef to Chicken Tikka : 500 Years of Feeding the British Army - Macdonald Janet

From Boiled Beef to Chicken Tikka

500 Years of Feeding the British Army

Hardcover Published: 12th November 2014
ISBN: 9781848327306
Number Of Pages: 224

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Janet Macdonald, author of the acclaimed Feeding Nelson’s Navy, now turns her attention to food in the British Army over the past two centuries. Napoleon's remark 'an army marches on its stomach' has become an overused cliché. It is a simple statement and undoubtedly true, but like many such simple statements, the actuality of what fills that stomach and how it is provided is far more complex.

The more you think about this subject, the more questions come to you: what did the British soldier eat: how was it cooked? Did it provide a proper diet or were there health problems from vitamin and other deficiencies? Did all ranks eat the same way? Who organized the whole thing? Here then, are the answers to those questions, with some insights into the personalities who made a difference - the unsung heroes of the British military machine.

About the Author

Janet Macdonald has written a number of books on cookery subjects, including Feeding Nelson's Navy , based on her research into naval victualling for a higher degree at the Greenwich Maritime Institute. She was a featured historian on BBC Radio 4's Food At Sea programme.

ISBN: 9781848327306
ISBN-10: 1848327307
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 12th November 2014
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59

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