The Restaurant: A History of Eating Out

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: William Sitwell

Narrated By: William Sitwell

Date: April 2020

Duration: 8 hours 46 minutes

Summary:

AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK.
The fascinating story of how we have gone out to eat, from the ancient Romans in Pompeii to the luxurious Michelin-starred restaurants of today.

Tracing its earliest incarnations in the city of Pompeii, where Sitwell is stunned by the sophistication of the dining scene, this is a romp through history as we meet the characters and discover the events that shape the way we eat today. Sitwell, restaurant critic for the Daily Telegraph and famous for his acerbic criticisms on the hit BBC show MasterChef, tackles this enormous subject with his typical wit and precision. He spies influences from an ancient traveller of the Muslim world, revels in the unintended consequences for nascent fine dining of the French Revolution, reveals in full hideous glory the post-Second World War dining scene in the UK and fathoms the birth of sensitive gastronomy in the US counterculture of the 1960s.

This is a story of the ingenuity of the human race as individuals endeavour to do that most fundamental of things: to feed people. It is a story of art, politics, revolution, desperate need and decadent pleasure. Sitwell, a familiar face in the UK and a figure known for the controversy he attracts, provides anyone who loves to dine out, or who loves history, or who simply loves a good read with an accessible and humorous history. The Restaurant is jam-packed with extraordinary facts; a book to read eagerly from start to finish or to spend glorious moments dipping in to.
 
It may be William Sitwell’s History of Eating Out, but it’s also the definitive story of one of the cornerstones of our culture.
 

Genres:

Restaurant: A History of Eating Out

by William Sitwell

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

Restaurant: A History of Eating Out, William Sitwell
Restaurant: A History of Eating Out, William Sitwell
This title is due for release on April 9, 2020.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks.com. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
Restaurant: A History of Eating Out, William Sitwell
This title is due for release on April 9, 2020
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
Restaurant: A History of Eating Out, William Sitwell
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
Restaurant: A History of Eating Out, William Sitwell

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.