The Biscuit

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A celebration and wide-ranging history of the biscuit, the baked treat peculiarly beloved of generations of Britons. From Roman ‘panis bicoctus’ (meaning ‘twice-baked’) and sailor...
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A celebration and wide-ranging history of the biscuit, the baked treat peculiarly beloved of generations of Britons. From Roman ‘panis bicoctus’ (meaning ‘twice-baked’) and sailor’s hard tack, through the proliferation of sweetened recipes in the 19th and 20th centuries which saw biscuits go from elite dainties to treats for the masses. A delectable history discusses many tea time favourites, from Garibaldi’s to digestives and Bourbons. Interspersed with appealing illustrations and historical recipes, including Cornish Fairings, Lebkuchen, and macaroons. Plus eye-opening social history; from ‘sin-eating’ and Samuel Pepys’ worries about not having enough sponge fingers at his brother’s funeral; to how Rowntree’s Kit Kat chimed perfectly with the increasing popularity of elevensees in the 1930s.
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Paperback
19.5 x 15cm
302 pages
Includes 18 black-and-white illustrations, and a plate section with 25 colour illustrations
FSC accredited paper
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