The Consolation of Food: Stories about life and death, seasoned with recipes (Hardcover)

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A collection of stories with recipes to read and make in troubled times--"comfort" food in the truest sense of the word--this book is unlike any other food memoir.

This is a story book with food in it. Organized chronologically from childhood to adulthood, Valentine Warner presents a collection of personal stories about life and death, catering disasters, TV shenanigans and travel adventures.

This is a cookbook for the modern world that recognizes the affirmative powers of cooking; to hearten us in times of need, and to cheer us in days of uncertainty or sadness, to soothe the soul, to lift our spirits, and to celebrate the pure life-changing, and life-affirming joy of good food. Featuring 75 recipes, including illustrations and photography alongside personal stories, this is an incredibly insightful book, wonderfully idiosyncratic, and beautifully written. It is a uniquely modern classic.

A book to dip in and out of, or to enjoy in a single sitting, The Consolation of Food is an affirmation of the joy and pleasure that the presence of food has played throughout Valentine's life; comfort food in the truest sense of the word.

About the Author

Valentine Warner is a food writer and cook with a passion for nature, the seasons, and being outdoors. His first hit
series, What to Eat Now (BBC), in 2008, saw him seeking out the best food that the four seasons have to offer, and
this was quickly followed up by a second series in 2009. Valentine appears regularly on BBC's Countryfile, and has written for The Times, the Mail on Sunday, the Guardian, the Independent, and many more. In 2013, he co-founded the Moorland Spirit Company, whose Hepple Gin won double gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. They also recently launched Douglas Fir vodka.

Praise For…

"His memoir, punctuated by 75 recipes, ambles from childhood to the present and documents his renewed appreciation for the ability of even the simplest dishes to heal." —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Product Details
ISBN: 9781911624035
ISBN-10: 1911624032
Publisher: Pavilion
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2019
Pages: 240
Language: English

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