By John Burnett

Consuming has continuously intended even more than enjoyable the thirst. ingesting could be a necessity, a convenience, an indulgence or a social task.
Liquid Pleasures is an engrossing research of the social historical past of beverages in Britain from the past due 17th century to the current. From the 1st cup of tea at breakfast to mid-morning espresso, to an eveining beer and a 'night-cap', John Burnett discusses person beverages and ingesting styles that have assorted no longer least with own style but additionally with age, gender, zone and sophistication. He exhibits how diverse a while have considered a similar drink as both demon poison or medicine.
John Burnett strains the heritage of what has been under the influence of alcohol in Britain from the 'hot beverage revolution' of the overdue 17th century - connecting beverages and comparable ingredients comparable to sugar to empire - correct as much as the 'cold beverages revolution' of the past due 20th century, reading the criteria that have decided those significant alterations in our nutritional conduct.

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