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 Andr� Simon Book Prize committee in 1987.
Currently the borders that delineate both physical and ideological spaces are constantly shifting within and around Europe. Given this, in 2014 the Graduate Centre for Europe (GCfE) decided to dedicate their annual conference to the theme of travel and tourism in Europe. This collection consists of the papers accepted for presentation as part of the 8th annual conference of the GCfE. The yearly colloquium provides an opportunity for postgraduates across a variety of academic backgrounds to en ...
Author: Adam Federman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 2017-08-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A New York Times Notable Book for 2017--Now in Paperback For more than thirty years, Patience Gray—author of the celebrated cookbook Honey from a Weed—lived in a remote area of Puglia in southernmost Italy. She lived without electricity, modern plumbing, or a telephone, grew much of her own food, and gathered and ate wild plants alongside her neighbors in this economically impoverished region. She was fond of saying that she wrote only for herself and her friends, yet her growing reputation brought a steady stream of international visitors to her door. This simple and isolated life she chose for herself may help explain her relative obscurity when compared to the other great food writers of her time: M. F. K. Fisher, Elizabeth David, and Julia Child. So it is not surprising that when Gray died in 2005, the BBC described her as an “almost forgotten culinary star.” Yet her influence, particularly among chefs and other food writers, has had a lasting and profound effect on the way we view and celebrate good food and regional cuisines. Gray’s prescience was unrivaled: She wrote about what today we would call the Slow Food movement—from foraging to eating locally—long before it became part of the cultural mainstream. Imagine if Michael Pollan or Barbara Kingsolver had spent several decades living among Italian, Greek, and Catalan peasants, recording their recipes and the significance of food and food gathering to their way of life. In Fasting and Feasting, biographer Adam Federman tells the remarkable—and until now untold—life story of Patience Gray: from her privileged and intellectual upbringing in England, to her trials as a single mother during World War II, to her career working as a designer, editor, translator, and author, and describing her travels and culinary adventures in later years. A fascinating and spirited woman, Patience Gray was very much a part of her times but very clearly ahead of them.
This unique guide to one of today’s hottest tourist destinations combines fascinating articles by a wide variety of writers, woven throughout with the editor’s own indispensable advice and opinions—providing in one package an unparalleled experience of an extraordinary place. This edition on Tuscany and Umbria features: ● Articles, interviews, recipes, and quotes from writers, visitors, residents, and experts on the region, including Frances Mayes, Mario Batali, Erica Jong, Barbara Ohrbach, Faith Willinger, and David Leavitt. ● In-depth pieces about Florence and the hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria that illuminate the simple pleasures of local cuisine, the dazzling art treasures of the Uffizi, the civilized wilderness of Tuscan back roads, the many varieties of olive oil, the endearing quirks of the Italian character, and much more. ● Enticing recommendations for further reading, including novels, histories, memoirs, coookbooks, and guidebooks. ● An A–Z Miscellany of concise and entertaining information on everything from biscotti to Super-Tuscan wine, from the history of the Medicis to traveling with children. ● Spotlights on unusual shops, restaurants, hotels, and experiences not to be missed. ● More than a hundred black-and-white photographs and illustrations. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: William Boyd
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
Release Date: 2016-01-23
Ein Klick, die Blende schließt – der Startschuss zu einem neuen Leben. Mit sieben hält Amory Clay ihre erste Kamera in Händen, eine Kodak Brownie Nummer 2, und mit ihr sind alle Weichen gestellt. Amory Clay, Fotografin, Reisende, Kriegsberichterstatterin. Statt als Gesellschaftsfotografin in London zu reüssieren, lässt Amory alles Vertraute hinter sich und beginnt 1931 ein Leben voller Unwägbarkeiten in Berlin. Ein Berlin der Nachtclubs, des Jazz, der Extravaganz und Freizügigkeit – und der ersten Anzeichen von Bedrohung und Willkür. Amory Clay, eine Frau, die ihrer Zeit weit voraus ist, die unerschrocken ihren Weg geht, ihre Lieben lebt, ihre Geschicke selbst in die Hand nimmt. Tief fühlt sich William Boyd in sie ein und versteht es glänzend, Fiktion und Geschichte miteinander zu verschränken: das ausschweifende Berlin der frühen dreißiger Jahre, New York, wo sie den Mann trifft, der alles verändert, das Paris der Besatzungszeit. Nach »Ruhelos« hat Boyd erneut eine unvergessliche Heldin geschaffen, eine verwegene, verblüffend moderne Frau, einen Künstlerroman, der das Porträt einer ganzen Epoche zeichnet.
Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Vintage Books
Release Date: 1993
Genre: English prose
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL MOORCOCK Angela Carter was one of the most important and influential writers of our time: a novelist of extraordinary power and a searching critic and essayist.This selection of her writing, which she made herself, covers more than a decade of her thought and ranges over a diversity of subjects giving a true measure of the wide focus of her interests: the brothers Grimm; William Burroughs; food writing, Elizbaeth David; British writing: American writing; sexuality, from Josephine Baker to the history of the corset; and appreciations of the work of Joyce and Christina Stead.
merely being good at it. Anyone who spends time in his world of startling, illuminating connections - babies with bread loaves, bedsheets with tablecloths, meatballs with exiles, garlic with sex - will come away with a refreshed sense of wonder and delight at one of the most basic of human needs... and some exciting new ways of experiencing it.
Author: David Young
Release Date: 1999-01-01
David Young combines autobiography, poetry, nature writing, and food writing in a book that celebrates life without denying its losses and mysteries. Organized by the months of the year, Seasoning traces the passing of time and the cycles of loss and renewal, meditating on the human place in the natural world. Set in northeastern Ohio, where the author has lived and worked for close to forty years, Seasoning demonstrates that an "unremarkable" place - no grand scenery, no special claims to beauty - can be the perfect setting in which to learn about animals, plants, food, geology, history, weather, and time. Coming to terms with place and time, and connecting them, the author suggests, may be our true task in life. Among the many distinctive Features of this book are the recipes, arranged seasonally and revealing Young's preference for natural foods prepared with care.