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    • The Taste of Empire

    • How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World
    • By: Lizzie Collingham
    • Narrated by: Jennifer M. Dixon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Taste of Empire, acclaimed historian Lizzie Collingham tells the story of how the British Empire's quest for food shaped the modern world. Told through 20 meals over the course of 450 years, from the Far East to the New World, Collingham explains how Africans taught Americans how to grow rice, how the East India Company turned opium into tea, and how Americans became the best-fed people in the world.

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Hungry Empire

    • How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World
    • By: Lizzie Collingham
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 20 meals The Hungry Empire tells the story of how the British created a global network of trade in foodstuffs that moved people and plants from one continent to another, reshaping landscapes and culinary tastes. To be British was to eat the world. The empire allowed Britain to harness the globe’s edible resources from salt beef to sugar. By the 20th century the wheat to make the working man’s loaf of bread was supplied by Canada, and his Sunday leg of lamb had been fattened on New Zealand’s grasslands. Lizzie Collingham takes us on a wide-ranging culinary journey, revealing how virtually every meal we eat still contains a taste of empire. 

    Regular price: $22.57