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The Land That Thyme Forgot, Paperback / softback Book

The Land That Thyme Forgot Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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In the spirit of Al Dente, The Land That Thyme Forgot will describe the intrepid gastronome's search for the heart and soul of Britain through the food we eat.

William Black talks to producers, restaurateurs, visits the great and the awful, and seeks out the country's disappearing specialities - tripe, Singing Hinnies, solomongundy, Hindle wakes, Sussex Pond pudding and flummery.

Great names, but who on earth still eats, let alone cooks, them?Britain has a very rich culinary tradition though it is only now that we seem ready to reclaim it.

Our meat can be among the best, and the worst. The quality of our cheeses has improved exponentially over the past few years.

Farmer's markets are thriving. Our restaurant culture is burgeoning, and we have almost got over those ancient Puritan diktats that pleasure is somehow just not what life is all about.

So, perhaps even if we have been a little forgotten in the league of culinary greats, times really are a-changing. William goes in search of lobscouse in Liverpool, finds salmon in the Severn and cheddar in, well, Cheddar.

This journey through the lost traditions of British cuisine is never less than fascinating.

Prepare to be amazed . . .

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