Large Image


When students gathered in a London coffeehouse and smoked tobacco, Yorkshire women sipped sugar-infused tea or a Glasgow family ate a bowl of Indian curry, were they aware of the mechanisms of imperial rule and trade that made such goods readily available?
In Eating the Empire, Troy Bickham unfolds the extraordinary role that food played in shaping Britain during the 'long' eighteenth century (c. 1660-1837), when recipes from around the world peppered a new generation of popular cookery books, and coffee, tea and sugar went from rare luxuries to some of the most ubiquitous commodities in Britain, reaching even the poorest and remotest of households. The trade in the empire's edibles underpinned the emerging consumer economy, fomenting the rise of modern retailing, visual advertising and consumer credit, and, via taxes, financed the military and civil bureaucracy that secured, governed and spread the empire.

Tag This Book

This Book Has Been Tagged
It hasn't. Be the first to tag this book!

Our Recommendation

Track It. This book has been $19.25 within the past year.

Notify Me When The Price...

  • $
  • If I'm already tracking this book...

to track this book on eReaderIQ.

Track These Authors

to track Troy Bickham on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Troy Bickham.
  • to stop tracking Troy Bickham.

Price Summary

  • We started tracking this book on April 6, 2020.
  • This book was $35.00 when we started tracking it.
  • The price of this book has changed 66 times in the past 1,563 days.
  • The current price of this book is $33.22 last checked one day ago.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past year is $19.25.
  • The lowest price to date was $16.50 last reached on March 6, 2022.
  • This book has been $16.50 10 times since we started tracking it.
  • The highest price to date was $35.00 last reached on April 6, 2020.
  • This book has been $35.00 one time since we started tracking it.


Additional Info

  • Text-to-Speech: Disabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • File Size: 6,233 KB

We last verified the price of this book about one day ago. At that time, the price was $33.22. This price is subject to change. The price displayed on the website at the time of purchase is the price you will pay for this book. Please confirm the price before making any purchases.