The course of History: Ten Meals that Changed the World
BY STRUAN STEVENSON BIRLINN £16.99 This uniquely engaging read is perfect for those who combine a love for history with a passion for food. In The Course Of History: Ten Meals that Changed the World the unlikely duo of politician and award-winning author Struan Stevenson and Leith chef Tony Singh MBE join forces to give us an insight into meals which changed the world. From Bonnie Prince Charlie’s lavish banquet on the eve of the Battle of Culloden to the New York dinner party artfully devised by Thomas Jefferson to persuade James Madison and Thomas Hamilton to confirm Washington DC as the capital of the USA, Stevenson offers detailed accounts of the personalities, events and food involved. Each chapter ends with recipes so you can make the same meals eaten by the influential diners of yesteryear. Stevenson’s characteristic writing, nicely seasoned with Singh’s mouth-watering meals make a delicious combination.