British food has not traditionally been regarded as one of the world's great cuisines, and yet Stilton cheese, Scottish raspberries, Goosnargh duck and Welsh lamb are internationally renowned and celebrated. And then there are all those dishes and recipes that inspire passionate loyalty among the initiated: Whitby lemon buns and banoffi pie, for example; pan haggerty and Henderson's relish. All are as integral a part of the country's landscape as green fields, rolling hills and rocky coastline. In Food Britannia, Andrew Webb travels the country to bring together a treasury of regional dishes, traditional recipes, outstanding ingredients and heroic local producers. He investigates the history of saffron farming in the UK, tastes the first whisky to be produced in Wales for one hundred years, and tracks down the New Forest's foremost expert on wild mushrooms. And along the way, he uncovers some historical surprises about our national cuisine. Did you know, for example, that the method for making clotted cream, that stalwart of the cream tea, was probably introduced from the Middle East? Or that our very own fish and chips may have started life as a Jewish-Portuguese dish? Or that Alfred Bird invented his famous custard powder because his wife couldn't eat eggs? The result is a rich and kaleidoscopic survey of a remarkably vibrant food scene, steeped in history but full of fresh ideas for the future: proof, if proof were needed, that British food has come of age.
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Author: Andrew Webb
Publisher: Random House
Food Heritage and Nationalism in Europe contends that food is a fundamental element of heritage, and a particularly important one in times of crisis. Arguing that food, taste, cuisine and gastronomy are crucial markers of identity that are inherently connected to constructions of place, tradition and the past, the book demonstrates how they play a role in intangible, as well as tangible, heritage. Featuring contributions from experts working across Europe and beyond, and adopting a strong historical and transnational perspective, the book examines the various ways in which food can be understood and used as heritage. Including explorations of imperial spaces, migrations and diasporas; the role of commercialisation processes, and institutional practices within political and cultural domains, this volume considers all aspects of this complex issue. Arguing that the various European cuisines are the result of exchanges, hybridities and complex historical processes, Porciani and the chapter authors offer up a new way of deconstructing banal nationalism and of moving away from the idea of static identities. Suggesting a new and different approach to the idea of so-called national cuisines, Food Heritage and Nationalism in Europe will be a compelling read for academic audiences in museum and heritage studies, cultural and food studies, anthropology and history.
Not only images of the British colonies and imperial trade abounded in British advertisements for empire-related foods: “Britannia, the symbolic embodiment of Britain, appears regularly with her spear and shield before bowing imperial ...
Author: Ilaria Porciani
INDUSTRY NEWS Britannia plans Rs 150 - Cr sales of which contributed 75 per cent expansion of the total turnover , she said . Biscuit maker Britannia Glucose is the only segment Industries plans to invest Rs 100-150 where Britannia's ...
`The War of Jenkins Ear' examined for the first time in a full-length study, looking at the vitality of popular politics and the inner workings of Parliament during the time.
By contrast there was no one unpalatable foreign food with which the Spanish were conventionally associated . The usual stereotype of the Spaniard ( always depicted as a man ) had to do rather with his pride , shown by courtly formality ...
Author: Philip Woodfine
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Britannia's Zealots, Volume I opens the first longitudinal study to examine the Conservative Right from the late-19th century to the present day. British Conservatism has always contained a significant section fundamentally opposed to progressive reform. A permanent minority in Parliament, dissident right-wing Conservatives nevertheless had allies in the press and sympathy among grassroots party members enabling them to create crises in the media and at party meetings. N.C. Fleming charts the evolution of reactionary politics from its preoccupation with the Protestant constitution to its fixation with the prestige and strength of Britain's global empire. He examines the overlooked ways in which Conservative Right parliamentarians shaped their party's policies and propaganda, in and out of office, and their relationships with the press and ordinary activists. He seeks to demonstrate that this influence could be circumscribing, and on occasion highly disruptive, with consequences which remain relevant for today's Conservative party. Britannia's Zealots, Volume I will be of great interest to academics and students of British history, right-wing politics, imperialism, and 20th century history.
The vulnerability of these to 'New Liberalism', according to Peter Clarke, made Lancashire 'the cock pit of Edwardian elections', and disposed Unionists there to regard their cause as being hampered by the spectre of food taxes.243 On ...
Author: N.C. Fleming
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
At the beginning of the Second World War, medical experts predicted epidemics of physical and mental illness on the home front. Rationing would decimate the nation's health, they warned; drugs, blood and medical resources would be in short supply; air raid shelters and evacuation would spread diseases; and the psychological effects of bombing raids would leave mental hospitals overflowing. Yet, astonishingly, Britain ended the war in better health than ever before. Based on original archival research and written with wit and verve, FIGHTING FIT reveals an extraordinary, forgotten story of medical triumph against the odds. Through a combination of meticulous planning and last-minute scrambling, Britain succeeded in averting, in Churchill's phrase, the 'dark curse' on the nation's health. It was thanks to the pioneering efforts of countless individuals - doctors, nurses, social workers, boy scouts, tea ladies, Nobel Prize winners, air raid wardens, housewives, nutritionists and psychologists - who battled to keep the nation fit and well in wartime. As Laura Dawes shows, these men and women not only helped to win the war, they paved the way for the birth of the NHS and the development of the welfare state.
But if 'the longdrawn trials of vigilance and exertion' were not to wear Britannia down, she had to have food in her belly, the stomach for war. The Uboat blockade endangered imports; air raids damaging cold stores and warehouses ...
Author: Laura Dawes
Publisher: Hachette UK
Who Decides? Competing Narratives in Constructing Tastes, Consumption and Choice explores how tastes are shaped, formed, delineated and acted upon by normalising socio-cultural processes, and, in some instances, how those very processes are actively resisted and renegotiated.
See also Andrew Webb, Food Britannia (London: Random House, 2012), 408, citing Peter Kalm's diary entry of March 1748. 4Andrew F. Smith, ed., Oxford Encyclopaedia of Food and Drink in America, Vol. 1 (New York: Oxford UP, 2004), 143.
Author: Nina Namaste
Category: Social Science
"The Womens Royal Naval Service was formed in 1917 when the call was for volunteers to release a man for sea service. At the peak there was over 5,000 women serving in Britain and overseas, but efforts to maintain the service in peace time were unsuccessful, and it was to be 1939, when the Second World War threatened, before the Wrens were reformed. Theirs was a different and altogether more demanding role which involved the carrying out of some highly secret and responsible duties, and many more of them served outside Britain. By 1945 there were over 75,000 officers and ratings and when the War ended, and those who wished were demobilized, a permanent Service was set up, providing a career for women alongside men of the Royal Navy.This is their story, often told in their own words, which mirrors the changing place of women in our society in a century of tremendous social progress."
emergency food in case we had to make a quick flit. I planned what I would buy on Monday....Then in the afternoon it was decided that two officers would go early on Monday as their office was being moved....That really began it as far ...
Author: Ursula Stuart Mason
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Business Research Methods provides students with the knowledge, understanding and necessary skills to complete a business research. The reader is taken step-by-step through a range of contemporary research methods, while numerous worked examples an
Case 18: Britannia Industries Ltd: A leading player in Indian Bakery Industry ... Milk bread has got the lion's share with 85% of share of the total market. Modern food and Britannia are two major producers of bread.1 ...
Author: Naval Bajpai
Publisher: Pearson Education India
Sustainability applies to everybody. But everybody applies it differently, by defining and shaping it differently—much as water is edged and shaped by its container. It is conceived in absolute terms but underpinned by a great diversity of relatively “green”—and sometimes contradictory—practices that can each make society only more or less sustainable. In Practicing Sustainability, chefs, poets, music directors, evangelical pastors, skyscraper architects, artists, filmmakers, as well as scientific leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, business executives, policy makers, and the contrarians, shed light on our understanding of sustainability and the role that each of us can play. Each contributor addresses what sustainability means, what is most appealing about the concept, and what they would like to change to improve the perception and practice of sustainability. What emerges from their essays is a wide spectrum of views that confirm an important insight: Sustainability is pursued in different ways not only due to different interpretations, but also because of varying incentives, trade-offs, and altruistic motives. Practicing and achieving sustainability starts with a willingness to look critically at the concept. It also means enabling rich and vigorous discussion based on pragmatism and common sense to determine a framework for best ideas and practices. With time and the much needed critical thinking, sustainable development will become a more integral part of our culture. By sharing experiences and crisp insights from today’s savants, Practicing Sustainability serves as a stepping stone to the future.
This may be a simple point, but it leads to a radical shift in thinking about sustainability, food security, ... This scenario is, of course, an actual example: One of India's top three food manufacturers, Britannia Industries ...
Author: Guru Madhavan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This unusual book gives, by date of anniversary, a brief account of the heroic deeds that resulted in the awards of the VC, EM, AM, KPM, NZC and the gallantry medals of various British societies and institutions.Of the 522 VCs awarded to 1909 and recorded in the book, the compiler has incuded a facsimile signature of 160 recipients, which she has arranged according to the month of the VC deed.
Could not food in some concentrated form be stored in various parts of the mine? Suppose sufficient food to last fifty men, say, a fortnight, were stored in twelve different parts of the mine, would this not, perhaps, be the means of ...
Author: Kate Stanway
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Advancements in the field of information technology have transformed the way businesses interact with each other and their customers. Businesses now require customized products and services to reflect their constantly changing environment, yet this results in cutting-edge products with relatively short lifecycles. Innovative Solutions for Implementing Global Supply Chains in Emerging Markets addresses the roles of knowledge management and information technology within emerging markets. This forward-thinking title explores the current trends in supply chain management, knowledge acquisition and transfer mechanisms among supply chain partners, and knowledge management paradigms. This book is an invaluable resource for researchers, business professionals and students, business analysts, and marketing professionals.
Amul, Heritage Foods, Britannia, Mother Dairy, Vadilal, Hatsun Agro Ltd., Parag Foods Frozen Food India is world's largest producer of fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, spices and select fresh meats and world's largest producer of ...
Author: Dwivedi, Ashish
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Business & Economics
Integration of Indian financial market with global market as a consequence of economic liberalization brought the contagious effect of international crisis to our market. Given the current bearish trends in the stock market, this topical book spells out 25 effective and practical ways of using option for bringing in substantial profits from a bear market. Written from the practical experience of a trader in the F&O segment, the book is meant to educate the investors about the huge potentiality of the options market. It also fills a void in the existing literature in so far as it extensively treats all aspects of option trading in detail and focuses on Indian market conditions.
Ltd. Britannia Industries Ltd. FOOD AND FOOD BRITANNIA PROCESSING CESC Ltd. POWER CESC Century Textile & DIVERSIFIED CENTURYTEX Industries Ltd. Chennai Petroleum REFINERIES CHENNPETRO Corporation Ltd. Corporation Bank BANKS CORPBANK ...
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
Competition in the fast food and snack industry continues to grow by the day . ... Plus , there are the domestic players with big expansion plans in foods — Britannia , ITC , etc. The latter is investing in its ' Kitchens of India ' and ...
Author: SIDHARTH. BALAKRISHNA
Publisher: Pearson Education India
The small scale sector is assuming greater importance every day. Starting a small scale venture is a reality that has created wide open opportunity and success for those who decided to take the plunge just as it can for you. Setting up a small scale industry is also the easiest and least expensive way to become an entrepreneur. Hundreds of thousands of people start their own businesses every year, and untold more dream about the possibility of becoming their own bosses. While entrepreneurship has its many potential rewards, it also carries unique challenges. To start a business of your own you need to understand the environment to set up an enterprise of you own. To run a successful business, you need to learn all about your existing and potential customers, your competitors and the economic conditions of your market place. An entrepreneur requires a continuous flow of funds not only for setting up of his/ her business, but also for successful operation as well as regular up gradation/ modernization of the industrial unit. To meet this requirement, the Government (both at the Central and State level) has been undertaking several steps like setting up of banks and financial institutions; formulating various policies and schemes, etc. The Government has announced series of steps to promote industrial development by way of rationalization of the policies to encourage the new entrepreneurs as well as existing units. Any unit or new entrepreneur, establishing or implementing the project needs a complete set of plan and finance for making it successful. You do not need to be a genius to run a successful business, but you do need some help. And that is exactly what this book is, a guide into the stimulating world of business ownership and management. The major contents of the book are measuring tapes (steel), carbon potentiometers, auto pistons, wafer biscuits (new), automatic curtain opener, tumbler locks, cement concrete tiles and paving blocks, woven labels, electro cardiogram paper (E.C.G. paper), tomato products, leather chappals, distribution board, v. belts and fan belts, baby bloomer suits, electronic quartz analog clocks, power pack/battery eliminators, table fan, potato/banana wafers, laminated safety glass, HRC fuse links, 1000 VAC, directory section etc. The present book is a chain of guidelines, which will help you in selection of an appropriate industry in low investment. The project covered in this book can be started with in twenty lakhs, without having much technical knowledge. This will be very helpful to those who want to become an entrepreneur.
Britannia has a tie-up with Danone of France. Danone is one of the largest processed food producers of Europe-ranking seventh globally. It has a 22% equity stake in Britannia. Britannia has the option to draw from the product portfolio ...
Author: NPCS Board of Consultants & Engineers
Publisher: NIIR PROJECT CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Category: Small business
A sweet tooth is a powerful thing. Babies everywhere seem to smile when tasting sweetness for the first time, a trait inherited, perhaps, from our ancestors who foraged for sweet foods that were generally safer to eat than their bitter counterparts. But the "science of sweet" is only the beginning of a fascinating story, because it is not basic human need or simple biological impulse that prompts us to decorate elaborate wedding cakes, scoop ice cream into a cone, or drop sugar cubes into coffee. These are matters of culture and aesthetics, of history and society, and we might ask many other questions. Why do sweets feature so prominently in children's literature? When was sugar called a spice? And how did chocolate evolve from an ancient drink to a modern candy bar? The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets explores these questions and more through the collective knowledge of 265 expert contributors, from food historians to chemists, restaurateurs to cookbook writers, neuroscientists to pastry chefs. The Companion takes readers around the globe and throughout time, affording glimpses deep into the brain as well as stratospheric flights into the world of sugar-crafted fantasies. More than just a compendium of pastries, candies, ices, preserves, and confections, this reference work reveals how the human proclivity for sweet has brought richness to our language, our art, and, of course, our gastronomy. In nearly 600 entries, beginning with "à la mode" and ending with the Italian trifle known as "zuppa inglese," the Companion traces sugar's journey from a rare luxury to a ubiquitous commodity. In between, readers will learn about numerous sweeteners (as well-known as agave nectar and as obscure as castoreum, or beaver extract), the evolution of the dessert course, the production of chocolate, and the neurological, psychological, and cultural responses to sweetness. The Companion also delves into the darker side of sugar, from its ties to colonialism and slavery to its addictive qualities. Celebrating sugar while acknowledging its complex history, The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets is the definitive guide to one of humankind's greatest sources of pleasure. Like kids in a candy shop, fans of sugar (and aren't we all?) will enjoy perusing the wondrous variety to be found in this volume.
See also CREAM; FRUIT; MERINGUE; and UNITED KINGDOM. PastonWilliams, Sara. Traditional Puddings. Newton Abbot, U.K.: David & Charles, 1983. Webb, Andrew. Food Britannia. London: Random House, 2011. Helen Saberi ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Co-operative recycling practices have been increasingly used as a strategy to contest both the waste problem and urban poverty. By examining experiences from Brazil and other Latin American countries, this book examines what can be done to improve the environment and livelihoods for those involved in waste recycling.
In Vancouver, mapping food waste locations for scavengers has recently drawn public attention towards the issue of wasting and recovering food resources. In July 2006, the Britannia Community Services Centre, a Vancouver-based support ...
Author: Jutta Gutberlet
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Why have we failed to address the crisis of hunger in the twenty-first century? In 2000 the world’s leaders and experts agreed that the eradication of hunger was the essential task for the new millennium. Yet in the last decade the price of wheat, soya and rice have spiraled, seen by many as the cause of the widening poverty gap and political unrest from the Arab Spring to Latin America. This food crisis has condemned the bottom billion of the world’s population who live on less than $1 a day to a state of constant hunger. In The Reproach of Hunger, leading expert on humanitarian aid and development David Rieff goes in search of the causes of this food security crisis, as well as the reasons behind the failures to respond to the disaster. In addition to the failures to address climate change, poor governance and misguided optimism, Rieff cautions against the increased privatization of aid, with such organizations as the Gates Foundation spending more than the World Health Organization on food relief. The invention of the celebrity campaigner—from Bono to Jeffrey Sachs—have championed business-led solutions that have robbed development of its political urgency. The hope is that the crisis of food scarcity can be solved by a technological innovation. In response Rieff demands that we rethink the fundamental causes of the world’s grotesque inequalities and see the issue as a political challenge we are all failing to confront.
managing director of Britannia Foods (one of the largest Indian food conglomerates), to the leadership group of SUN. Many in the mainstream of the global food establishment as well as in academia considered Bali a philanthropist, ...
Author: David Rieff
Publisher: Verso Books
Category: Political Science