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Bee Wilson is a historian and journalist. She writes an weekly food column for the Sunday Telegraph, 'The Kitchen Thinker', for which she received the Guild of Food Writers' Food Journalist of the Year award in 2004, 2008 and 2009, and is the author of The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us (2004) and Swindled: From Poison Sweets to Counterfeit Coffee, the Dark History of the Food Cheats (2008).


'Ms Wilson delves into the evolution and re-invention of the sandwich, and considers its cultural significance around the world. Along the way she delivers some charming anecdotes, amusing pictures and mouth-watering recipes.' - The Economist 'the book segues entertainingly between eras and countries, and is packed with facts for unleashing at dinner parties ... a cheekily fun read.' - The Scotsman 'The Edible series of books, with titles such as Tea, Sandwich, Soup and others, are full of fascinating facts but are almost small enough to squeeze into a Christmas stocking.' - Delicious 'Serious foodies will want to take a bite out of Bee Wilson's Sandwich: A Global History, the latest in a series of short, cultural histories of a particular food or drink. If sandwiches aren't your thing, the easily digestible and smartly illustrated series also offers takes on everything from cake to whisky.' - Toronto Star 'This book provides a look at the sandwich's origins and its interpretation across centuries and geographic boundaries. It's part of the Edible Series, published by Reaktion Books. Each book in the series highlights an individual dish or ingredient in a palatable 100 or so pages. From pancakes to whiskey, the Series allows you to learn in depth about the history of numerous favorite foods.' - Serious Eats.com 'This short fun book discusses the origin, diffusion, and diversity of the sandwich, finding it to be a cause and an effect of wider cultural processes and changes.' - Anthropology Review Database

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