Pie Fidelity: In Defence of British Food



Pie Fidelity: In Defence of British FoodA Journey Through British Food, From The Acclaimed Author Of The Apple OrchardIn Britain, We Have Always Had An Awkward Relationship With Food We Ve Been Told For So Long That We Are Terrible Cooks And Yet When Someone With A Clipboard Asks Us What The Best Things Are About Being British, Our Traditional Food And Drink Are Important Than The Monarchy And At Least As Significant As Our Landscape And National Monuments In Defining A Collective Notion Of Who We AreTaking Nine Archetypically British Dishes Pie And Peas, A Cheese Sandwich, Fish And Chips, Spag Bol, Devonshire Cream Tea, Curry, The Full English, The Sunday Roast And A Crumble With Custard And Enjoying Them In Their Most Typical Settings, Pete Brown Examines Just How Fundamental Food Is To Our Sense Of Identity, Perhaps Even Our Sense Of Pride, And The Ways In Which We Understand Our Place In The World

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Pie Fidelity: In Defence of British Food
  • Pete Brown
  • 04 August 2019
  • 1846149592

10 thoughts on “Pie Fidelity: In Defence of British Food

  1. Stephen says:

    enjoyed this journey through british food by an author known for his books on beer, found it very interesting with different meals and a history and social comment on each overall liked the book didn t disappoint

  2. Penny says:

    Pete Brown is preaching to the converted when it comes to a defence of British food done properly it is superb And like Brown I ve never understood why we aren t prouder of the dishes we do so well the food that visitors to Britain seek out and enjoy such as fish and chips and roast beef with Yorkshire pudding.I liked the book s format of 9 extended essays on a different, typical British food such as crumble and custard or the Full English Each essay contains a history of that particul Pete Brown is preaching to the converted when it comes to a defence of British food done properly it is superb And like Brown I ve never understood why we aren t prouder of the dishes we do so well the food that visitors to Britain seek out and enjoy such as fish and chips and roast beef with Yorkshire pudding.I liked the book s format of 9 extended essays on a different, typical British food such as crumble and custard or the Full English Each essay contains a history of that particular dish mixed up with some personal memories of Brown cooking and or eating it and then trying the food again in archetypical surroundings.However, Brown is a master of the sweeping statement, plus there s a fair amount of repetition We constantly hear about his move from working class Yorkshire to middle class London, something he obviously feels he has to keep justifying The huge chip on his shoulder is the one food in the book I d have liked less about

  3. Vera says:

    An absolutely joyous, mouthwatering read from Pete Brown A glorious celebration of dishes that I myself think of most often as gross, uninteresting or rip offs And yet now, I am going to have to hunt these very dishes down immediately Funny and entertaining throughout, I cannot recommend this enough.

  4. Ged Brown says:

    A hugely entertaining and informative read about our nation s much maligned cuisine as well as dishes from abroad that have been brought by immigration and adapted thus finding their way into the nation s heart.Both funny and at times heartwarming, Pete Brown takes us through Pie and Peas, Fish and Chips, Spag Bol and obviously the Sunday Roast and other dishes as well It invokes memories of childhood that many of us will be able to relate to, as well as to the history of each dish.I loved it

  5. Martin Bridges says:

    A great book which explores a lot about identity and changing society, as well as food and drink It managed to make me feel nostalgic for my homeland, which is something I haven t felt for quite some time It also made me want to cook a whole bunch of things Definitely recommended

  6. Rossella DB says:

    Con tutta la leggerezza e sapienza che sa usare Pete Brown un bel libro, non scontato e non banale, sulla cucina della Gran Bretagna S , alla fine ma anche durante , si avr voglia di pie e roastbeef Un bella scusa per ripensare alla nostra memoria proustiana.

  7. Ann says:

    A meandering essay on the history of British food with personal anecdotes Hubby liked itthan I did, but then, he s British.

  8. Schopflin says:

    What an utterly lovely book A pleasure from start to finish.

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