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Hunger For Freedom: The Story of Food in the Life of Nelson Mandela

Hunger For Freedom: The Story of Food in the Life of Nelson Mandela

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Food has provided the backdrop and occasionally the primary cause for momentous personal and political events in the life of Nelson Mandela. This innovative approach to history shows that a great man's life can be measured out in mouthfuls, both bitter and sweet. With this book, the reader can cook and taste Nelson Mandela's journey from the corn grinding stone of his boyhood through wedding cakes and curries to prison hunger strikes, presidential banquets and ultimately into a dotage marked by the sweetest of just desserts. Tales told in sandwiches, sugar and samoosas speak eloquently of intellectual awakenings, emotional longings and always the struggle for racial equality.

About the Author
Anna Trapido
trained as an anthropologist at King's College Cambridge and completed her PhD in the Department of Community Health at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She qualified as a chef at the Prue Leith Chef's Academy in Centurion. She combines her culinary and cultural interests in her work. She has worked in garde manger, pastry departments, confectionary and catering companies in South Africa, England, Switzerland and India. She is a food writer, broadcaster and the co-author ofTo the Banqueting House: African CuisineÌ_åÇ?ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_? an epic journey which won the Gold Medal at the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards, Beijing in 2007. Trapido is the editor ofDine: Top 100 Restaurant Guide. She previously taught garde manger and culinary French and is now responsible for the Pan African cuisine programme at the Prue Leith Chef's Academy.

Author Anna Trapido
ISBN 9781431402977
Format Paperback
Pages 216p.

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