How Food Drove The British Empire

Dec 19, 2017

You can tell a lot about a person by how they eat.  And evidently, you can tell a lot about a country by the food it consumes. 

The British empire is the focus of Lizzie Collingham's book The Taste of Empire

It shows how items on the British table--and the quest for them--dictated where in the world English people went, and how they treated the people and products they found. 

Grab a cup of tea (Chapter Six) and hear how food shapes the world.