From Boiled Beef to Chicken Tikka

From Boiled Beef to Chicken Tikka

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From Boiled Beef to Chicken Tikka

500 Years of Feeding the British Army




Author:Janet Macdonald
Language:English
Format:Hardcover
Dimensions:6" x 9"
Pages:224
Photos:16pp of plates
Publisher:Frontline Books
ISBN:9781848327306
Item No. 9781848327306



Janet Macdonald, author of the acclaimed Feeding Nelson’s Navy, now turns her attention to food in the British Army over the past two centuries. Napoleon's remark 'an army marches on its stomach' has become an overused cliché. It is a simple statement and undoubtedly true, but like many such simple statements, the actuality of what fills that stomach and how it is provided is far more complex.The more you think about this subject, the more questions come to you: what did the British soldier eat: how was it cooked? Did it provide a proper diet or were there health problems from vitamin and other deficiencies? Did all ranks eat the same way? Who organized the whole thing? Here then, are the answers to those questions, with some insights into the personalities who made a difference - the unsung heroes of the British military machine.