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Honey from a Weed: Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia
     

Honey from a Weed: Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia

by Corinna Sargood (Illustrator), Patience Gray
 

This book is perhaps the jewel in Prospect’s crown. Within a few months of its first appearance in 1986 it was hailed as a modern classic. Fiona MacCarthy wrote in The Times that, ‘the book is a large and grandiose life history, a passionate narrative of extremes of experience.’ Jeremy Round called Patience Gray ‘the high priestess of

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This book is perhaps the jewel in Prospect’s crown. Within a few months of its first appearance in 1986 it was hailed as a modern classic. Fiona MacCarthy wrote in The Times that, ‘the book is a large and grandiose life history, a passionate narrative of extremes of experience.’ Jeremy Round called Patience Gray ‘the high priestess of cooking’, whose book ‘pushes the form of the cookery book as far as it can go.’ Angela Carter remarked that ‘it was less a cookery book that a summing-up of the genre of the late-modern British cookery book.’ The work has attracted a cult following in the United States, where passages have been read out at great length on the radio; and it has been anthologized by Paul Levy in The Penguin Book of Food and Drink. It was given a special award by the André Simon Book Prize committee in 1987.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903018200
Publisher:
Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Publication date:
03/03/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
375
Sales rank:
287,092
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

The author has for the last 20 years shared her life with a sculptor whose appetite for marble and sedimentary rocks has taken them to Tuscany, Catalonia, Naxos and Apulia. She has written a passionate autobiographical cookbook, Mediterranean through and through and as compelling as a first class novel. 

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