In a few short chapters, Patience Gray lays out a whole repertoire, drawn mainly from the Mediterranean and France, that might be cooked on board ships. Her aim was to wean the cooks off frozen, dried and packeted food and to respond to both the seasons and the supplies available at ports of call. The style of cookery was much as in her earlier, and first, book Plats du Jour (1957): retro to us, bourgeois French in another form of shorthand. The style of writing is eloquent and prescriptive: the author keen to impart good habits as well as good cooking. Thus there are chapters about equipment and kitchen basics as well as mere recipes.
|Publisher:||Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd|
|Series:||English Kitchen Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.25(d)|
About the Author
Patience Gray wrote 'Honey from a Weed' on Italian cookery and her work has always been the intellectual acme of the cookery-book world. Although her output was tiny, her fame is infinite.Patience Gray died in 2005.