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Pike in the Basement: Tales of a Hungry Traveller


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ISBN 10: 0712617973 / ISBN 13: 9780712617970
Published by Century Hutchinson, London, UK, 1987
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Red cloth, gilt titles at spine. With wood engravings by Johnathan Gibb. This is a combination travel/food essay book, with some local history thrown in. The author has been a wine merchant, brewery director, restaurateur and many other things, including the author of Anatomy of the Wine Trade. A near fine copy in like DJ. 142 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 10374

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Title: Pike in the Basement: Tales of a Hungry ...

Publisher: Century Hutchinson, London, UK

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Jonathan Gibb

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Written with the charm of a master storyteller and the taste buds of a master chef, this is an ideal gift which conjures up memorable meals in far-flung spots, from Italy to Mississippi via Tehran and Pakistan. Beautifully illustrated with 18 original black and white woodcuts, A Pike in the Basement celebrates the importance of food as an aspect of culture, and the role played by taste and smell in our memories of traveling. Each chapter ends with a mouth-watering recipe.

About the Author:

Simon Loftus (1946-), chairman of Adnams, the Suffolk brewers, is a wine merchant, an amateur cook and an incompetent pianist. He has variously worked as a magician's stooge, a stiltwalker, a scriptwriter and a farm labourer. He has written extensively on wine and the wine trade. He lives in Suffolk with his wife and daughter.

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