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blimmin' good reads

message posted 26-Apr-08 15:37:59

I have a thing for books….and collecting old cookery books. I just read…….

Could any of you pass on any info on any bookshops (with)/ amazing books?

Absolutely wonderful reads…..

Down and Out In Paris and London,. George Orwell….about a plongeur and a tramp, the hard life…..
The Kitchen and the Cook,….. Nicolas Freeling….cooking…… those days…….!!!!!

The Physiology of Taste, …Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin…ahem….says it all…

Natural Highs…by Patrick Holford and Dr Hyla Cass- given to me by an Australian naturopath. The one book that has overturned my cooking habits/attitudes….in rhythm with life….

The Perfectionist, by Rudolph Chelminski…. Takes you into the life of a Michelin starred chef and the tragedy therein…..

Ian McAndrew .. I find electrifying and a great cook/chef…and his cooking/recipes hurt so beautiful…..what he don’t know….well….is nowt!!!

African Diary…Bill Bryson….a great laugh…and very insightful..

If you are nuts for Olde Englande, I came across a series of books sold in an old working mill, with recipes from when time, fashion and necessity made us forget.
It is the Favourites series…..keep an open mind!
Published by J.Salmon Ltd, 100 London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent. Tel. 01732452381

Food In England, by Dorothy Hartley, terrific!!!!

Schott’s Food and Drink Miscellany….Ben Schott-things you did not know you ought to know…..

Veronica Decides to Die, The Alchemist, both by Paulo Coelho…..Inspiring, opens the mind……

The Chefs at Hampton Court have a collection of recipes from before and after Henry VIII(they had a sauce with choc, anchovies and stuff even then; and blimminn’ chocolate drink….)bloody hell, amazing.
They had the idea of publishing them, but there was something about bureaucracy, etc etc etc. Hand on heart, recipes and food to die for….all across….very simple yet wonderfully creative, and truly, truly stunning. I think they need lobbying and so many requests before they print. Try for the hard back version………a bible it is…..as good as Le Repertoire……and full of history, culture, tradition, and from the Royal Courts…..come on……..

Big love.
crazychef
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