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What Caesar Did for My Salad: Not to Mention the Earl's Sandwich, Pavlova's Meringue and Other Curious Stories Behind Our Favourite Food Hardcover – September 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Particular Books; First Edition edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846142547
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846142543
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #593,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Albert Jack is the man with the answers Daily Express

About the Author

Albert Jack has written a series of bestselling books that explore the strange stories behind things we take for granted: that's everything from nursery rhymes - Pop Goes the Weasel - to everyday phrases - Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Albert Jack is a writer and historian. His first book Red Herrings and White Elephants explored the origins of well-known idioms and phrases and became an international best-seller in 2004. It was serialized in the Sunday Times and remained on their best-seller list for sixteen straight months. He followed this up with a series of other books including Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep, Pop Goes the Weasel and What Caesar did for my Salad.

Fascinated by discovering the truth behind the world's great stories, Albert has become an expert at explaining the unexplained, enriching millions of dinner table conversations and ending bar room quarrels the world over. He is now a veteran of hundreds of live television shows and thousands of radio programs worldwide. Albert lives somewhere between Guildford in England and Cape Town in South Africa.

OTHER BOOKS BY ALBERT JACK

RED HERRINGS AND WHITE ELEPHANTS
SHAGGY DOGS AND BLACK SHEEP
PHANTOM HITCHHIKERS
LOCH NESS MONSTERS AND OTHER MYSTERIES SOLVED
POP GOES THE WEASEL
THE OLD DOG AND DUCK
WHAT CAESAR DID FOR MY SALAD
BLACK SHEEP & LAME DUCKS
IT'S A WONDERFUL WORD
MONEY FOR OLD ROPE - PART 1
MONEY FOR OLD ROPE - PART 2
THE JAM: SOUNDS FROM THE STREET
SHED DEBT & START LIVING LIFE
THE QUEEN OF HEARTS
WANT TO BE A WRITER?
LAST MAN IN LONDON

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Steven C. Schoen on March 10, 2013
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A VERY INCITEFUL BOOK WHICH SHOULD BE OF INTEREST TO ALL FOODIES AND GENERALLY ANYONE WHO LIKES TO EAT.. i HAVE RETOLD SEVERAL OF THE STORIES ESPECIALLY AT RESTAURANTS, AND GREEN MARKETS--THE DERIVATION OF POTATO CHIPS AND CROISSANTS IS ALWAYS A BIG HIT.. i HAVE PURCHASED MANY COPIES FOR GIFTS AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE BOOK..
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