Lizzie Collingham taught History at Warwick University and was a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge before becoming an independent historian. Her books include Curry- A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors and The Taste of War- World War II and the Battle for Food. She is currently an Associate Fellow of Warwick University and the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge. She recently completed a project researching the history of the kitchens of the Indian President's palace and regularly lectures on a gastronomic tour of Kerala. She works in a garden shed near Cambridge.
This is a fascinating and timely study of the far-flung sources of our food supply -- Jane Shilling * Daily Mail * After reading this you'll never sit down to dinner without finding a trace of empire in your meal again * Strong Words * A wholly pleasing book, which offers a tasty side dish to anyone exploring the narrative history of the British Empire -- Max Hastings * Sunday Times * Revelatory... Original, thought-provoking and highly entertaining -- Daisy Goodwin * The Times * Dazzling... This book's treatment of food in the empire is innovative and exciting... A remarkable achievement * Guardian *