Thankfully a short collection made up of mostly short pieces, in case you do want to attempt reading the complete volume.
Dieses Buch taugt als Sozialstudie über die victorianische Zeit ...
A swineherd named Ho-ti left his son, a lubberly boy called Bo-bo, in charge of the pigs, and the lad happening to play with fire, set their cottage alight, and with it a fine litter of nine new-farrowed pigs, a much esteemed delicacy.
The distressed Bo-bo then smelt something neither he nor anyone else had ever smelt before, and in seeking to find out whether any pig was still alive, he burnt his fingers and sucked them.
This edition is part of the Great Food series designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith.
This is a book I received as part of the Penguin Books Great Food Series.I don't know whether at some point Penguin was getting really desperate to bulk out this little volume and took anything that included the word food or drink.One of the mini chapters is about chimney sweeps and how great Lamb thinks they are (as people, not on the dinner plate).Exploring the joys of food and also our complicated social relationship with it, these essays are by turns sensuous, mischievous, lyrical and self-mocking.Filled with a sense of hunger, they are some of the most fascinating and nuanced works ever written about eating, drinking and appetite.And to be honest, it was probably the dissertation upon roast pig that I enjoyed the most.These slightly witty little essays were written in the late 1700s/early 1800s and have some connection to food - some Well, here is a very pleasant surprise. I don't eat or like red meat, so a book titled "A Dissertation upon Roast Pig" did not immediately appeal to me.The divide between the haves and have-nots was insurmountable and to be placed in the situation of the narrator, having access to seemingly unlimited wealth, but none of his own was making his life a misery. I don't eat or like red meat, so a book titled "A Dissertation upon Roast Pig" did not immediately appeal to me.This was not my favorite in the series, but it was still an interesting addition to the Great Food Books. However, having the entire 20 strong Penguin great food series to read, I didn't really want to skip this one.Though there was a dissertation on the history of the pig and and how people came to develop the art of roasting meat.All in all an interesting book in general so worth reading. Written during the Romantic Period, the language is quite out dated, and rather tedious.