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The Breakfast Bible
     

The Breakfast Bible

by Seb Emina, Malcolm Eggs
 

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When it comes to the most important meal of the day, this is the book to end all books--a delectable selection of recipes, advice, illustrations, and miscellany.

The recipes in this robust volume begin with the iconic full English--which can mean anything as long as there are eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes, black pudding, bread, potatoes, and beans

Overview

When it comes to the most important meal of the day, this is the book to end all books--a delectable selection of recipes, advice, illustrations, and miscellany.

The recipes in this robust volume begin with the iconic full English--which can mean anything as long as there are eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes, black pudding, bread, potatoes, and beans involved--before moving confidently on to more exotic fare such as kedgeree, omelet Arnold Bennett, waffles, American muffins, porridge, roast peaches, chana masala from India, borek from the Balkans, and pão de queijo from South America. There are also useful tips like the top songs to boil an egg to, and how to store mushrooms.

Interspersing the practicalities of putting together a good breakfast are essays and miscellanies from a crack team of eggsperts--among them H. P. Seuss, Blake Pudding, Poppy Tartt, and Malcolm Eggs--who offer their musings on such varied topics as forgotten breakfast cereals of the 1980s, famous last breakfasts, and Freud's famous Breakfast Dream.

Whether you are a cereal purist, a dedicated fan of eggs and bacon, or a breakfast aficionado with a world view, The Breakfast Bible is the most important book of the day.

Editorial Reviews

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“Bring some serious joy to the most important meal of the day with this new book of recipes, tips, essays and musings.” —Independent

“Delightfully unorthodox.” —Daily Mail

“Sizzling-in-the-pan treat . . . Glorious greet-the-day recipes . . . In a word: eggshaustive.” —Mail on Sunday

“This attractively produced book is deceptively ambitious in scope . . . A cheery homage to an oft-neglected meal.” —Times Literary Supplement

“Riveting sections.” —The Lady

“This book is one that you will want to repeatedly dive into again and again for inspiration for a meal that is so frequently overlooked.” —Caterer and Hotelkeeper

“This witty celebration of breakfast foods from marmalade to the Full English is my cookbook of the year so far.” —Sunday Telegraph

“Beautifully and wittily written.” —Literary Review

“Is it funny as well as practical? Of course . . . Among the lovely breakfast recipes from around the world, the book has surreal interludes such as the page dedicated to a dream Freud once had about a breakfast ship . . . We say: Seb is to breakfast what Brian Cox is to space.” —Observer

“A neat solution . . . A cross between a recipe book and Schott's Miscellany . . . Crucially, it has a sense of humour, which is not something you get from your average cook book.” —Independent

“Witty, informative and irresistible . . . This is a book where you can pick and mix whatever takes your fancy and be guaranteed a rewarding read.” —Daily Mail (Book of the Week)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408842720
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/08/2015
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author


Seb Emina is the creator and editor of the London Review of Breakfasts blog, where he writes under the nom de plume "Malcolm Eggs." His writing has appeared in newspapers and books internationally. He lives in London. Visit his website at www.londonreviewofbreakfasts.blogspot.com, and on Twitter @sebemina.

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