A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig & Other Essays Paperback
by Charles Lamb
Part of the Penguin Great Food series
A rapturous appreciation of pork crackling, a touching description of hungry London chimney sweeps, a discussion of the strange pleasure of eating pineapple and a meditation on the delights of Christmas feasting are just some of the subjects of these personal, playful writings from early nineteenth-century essayist Charles Lamb. Exploring the joys of food and also our complicated social relationship with it, these essays are by turns sensuous, mischievous, lyrical and self-mocking.
Filled with a sense of hunger, they are some of the most fascinating and nuanced works ever written about eating, drinking and appetite.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/04/2011
- Category: Cookery / food & drink etc
- ISBN: 9780241951002