Author(s): Nichola Fletcher
A history of feasting from medieval banquets to the millennium New Year Feasts, banquets and grand dinners have always played a vital role in our lives. They oil the wheels of diplomacy, smooth the paths of the ambitious and spread joy at family celebrations. Nichola Fletcher has selected the most colourful feasts in history to give a captivating account of why we enjoy gathering around a table to eat, drink and be merry. There is the extravagance of the high medieval and Renaissance, swallowing fathoms of blubber in North America, the exquisite refinement of the Japanese Tea ceremony - an eclectic collection of feasts from the flamboyant to the eccentric. About the Author: Nichola Fletcher is an active member of the Guild of Food Writers and was awarded the 1994 Scottish Food Achievement Award by the Sunday Times. She writes widely on food and runs an upmarket mail order service for venison.