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Synopsis: Patience Gray, known for the 1950s classic, Plats du Jour, has written a passionate autobiographical cookery book; Mediterranean through and through, and as compelling as a first-class novel. She has, for the past 30 years, shared the life of a sculptor. It was his appetite for marble and sedimentary rocks which took them to Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades (Naxos) and Apulia. These are places which in turn inspired Honey from a Weed. Everywhere, she has learned from the country people whose way of life she shares, adopting their methods of growing, cooking and conserving the staple foods of the Mediterranean ways. Her present life contrasts with an earlier career in Fleet Street. Now she lives in a dwelling without electricity, telephone, or heating other than an olive wood fire. The deadlines of the past have been replaced by the rhythm of wine-making, of seasonal sowing and gathering. Corinna Sargood's drawings, in another dimension, evoke the underlying spirit of the book, which has to do with landscape, people, art, imagination, as much as with fasting and feasting. John Thorne, who writes the forword, is an American writer who has been described as 'thought-provoking and iconoclastic' in writing about food with a strong dash of philosophy.
A rich and idiosyncratic ramble through festivals and harvests, it makes perhaps the most enticing book of the year. -- Time, November 30 1987
An elegantly written celebration. -- Metropolitan Home, December 1987
Beyond the many unusual and simple recipes, this book is a summary of the best kinds of Mediterranean experience. Gray's perceptions are of a depth that is beyond the most ardent traveller. -- Jane Grigson, Times Literary Supplement December 26 1986
Title: Honey from a Weed: Fasting and Feasting in ...
Publication Date: 1987
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Harpercollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0061813222 Harper & Row hardcover with dust jacket, 1987, 1st U.S. edition/1st printing, clean/tight, No marks/tears or defects, Fine/Fine (like New); We will add a custom fitted new mylar cover, bubble-wrap the book and ship it in a BOX with free delivery confirmation/tracking. Bookseller Inventory # COOK 75144
Book Description Harpercollins, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020061813222
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