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Clarissa Dickson Wright - Author

About the Author

Clarissa Dickson Wright, formerly of ‘Two Fat Ladies’ fame, has nine cookery books, one Food Anthology and two autobiographies to her name. She co-authored the bestselling The Game Cookbook, A Greener Life and Sunday Roast for Kyle Books.

Featured books by Clarissa Dickson Wright

Clarissa's England A Gamely Gallop Through the English Counties

Clarissa's England A Gamely Gallop Through the English Counties

Author: Clarissa Dickson Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2012

The quintessential Englishwoman Clarissa Dickson Wright takes us on a personal journey through the country of her birth.From Cornwall to Cumbria, Norfolk to Northumbria she brings her extraordinary knowledge, huge passion, forthright opinions and inimitable wit to the distinctive history and regional character of every corner of England.In her cornucopia of local knowledge she reveals, for example, how Boudicca was the original Essex girl, that Lincolnshire has a coriander crop second only in size to India's, and just why a Cornish pasty should never contain carrots.

A History of English Food

A History of English Food

Author: Clarissa Dickson Wright Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

In this magnificent guide to England's cuisine, the inimitable Clarissa Dickson Wright takes us from a medieval feast to a modern-day farmers' market, visiting the Tudor working man's table and a Georgian kitchen along the way. Peppered with surprises and seasoned with wit, A History of England Food is a classic for any food lover.

A History of English Food

A History of English Food

Author: Clarissa Dickson Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2011

In this major new history of English food, Clarissa Dickson Wright takes the reader on a journey from the time of the Second Crusade and the feasts of medieval kings to the cuisine - both good and bad - of the present day. She looks at the shifting influences on the national diet as new ideas and ingredients have arrived, and as immigrant communities have made their contribution to the life of the country. She evokes lost worlds of open fires and ice houses, of constant pickling and preserving, and of manchet loaves and curly-coated pigs. And she tells the stories of the chefs, cookery book writers, gourmets and gluttons who have shaped public taste, from the salad-loving Catherine or Aragon to the foodies of today. Above all, she gives a vivid sense of what it was like to sit down to the meals of previous ages, whether an eighteenth-century labourer's breakfast or a twelve-course Victorian banquet or a lunch out during the Second World War.

Other books by Clarissa Dickson Wright

The Game Cookbook

The Game Cookbook

Author: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Johnny Scott Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2016

The Game Cookbook contains both exciting recipes and insightful information on the history and habitat of game. The chapters are divided into types of game, from the familiar pheasant, partridge and venison to the less obvious coarse fish including pike and carp. Each chapter gives history and lore, helpful advice on hanging, dressing and carving, and of course, tasty, imaginative recipes that have a refreshing and international feel. The variety of over 130 easy-to-follow recipes from Partridge with Lentils and Pickled Lemons to Salmon Fishcakes made with Gnocchi, mixes classic with modern to create an inspirational cookery book for both the amateur and advanced cook.

Clarissa's England A gamely gallop through the English counties

Clarissa's England A gamely gallop through the English counties

Author: Clarissa Dickson Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2013

The quintessential Englishwoman Clarissa Dickson Wright, one of the Two Fat Ladies and author of Spilling the Beans, takes us on a personal journey through the country of her birth. From Cornwall to Cumbria, Norfolk to Northumbria she brings her extraordinary knowledge, huge passion, forthright opinions and inimitable wit to the distinctive history and regional character of every corner of England. In her cornucopia of local knowledge she reveals, for example, how Boudicca was the original Essex girl, that Lincolnshire has a coriander crop second only in size to India's, and just why a Cornish pasty should never contain carrots. As much an entertaining narrative as it is a travel companion, Clarissa's England will amuse, enlighten, surprise and delight all those who read it.

A History of English Food

A History of English Food

Author: Clarissa Dickson Wright Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

In this magnificent guide to England's cuisine, the inimitable Clarissa Dickson Wright takes us from a medieval feast to a modern-day farmers' market, visiting the Tudor working man's table and a Georgian kitchen along the way. Peppered with surprises and seasoned with wit, A History of England Food is a classic for any food lover.

Rifling Through My Drawers

Rifling Through My Drawers

Author: Clarissa Dickson Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2010

With her inimitable wit and outspoken views, Clarissa Dickson Wright opens her diary and takes us on a journey around Britain with this unrivalled collection of stories and anecdotes from her ever-eventful life. As celebrated cook and champion of the countryside, Clarissa's year includes being propositioned by a burly greyhound courser, meeting the Chairman of the Sandringham branch of the WI, a fishing terrier called Kipper and taking on the Health & Safety officials at a rain-drenched County Show. Criss-crossing the country she introduces us to long-forgotten traditions and colourful local festivals as she meets up with extraordinary characters and friends old and new. Entertaining, poignant, but never politically correct, RIFLING THROUGH MY DRAWERS is a breath of fresh air and proves once again why Clarissa is one of the nation's true treasures.

Rifling Through My Drawers

Rifling Through My Drawers

Author: Clarissa Dickson Wright Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 17/09/2009

With her inimitable wit, treasury of tales and outspoken views, Clarissa Dickson Wright opens her diary and takes us on a journey around Britain and her life. As celebrated cook and champion of the countryside, Clarissa recalls episodes from her life and describes her encounters with everyone from local farmers to Women's Institutes, supermarket managers to greyhound coursers. A lover of local traditions, she has attended events from the Whitstable Oyster Festival to the Hungerford Hochtide. In a world of political correctness, Rifling Through My Drawers is a breath of fresh air and proves once again why Clarissa is one of the nation's true treasures.

The Haggis

The Haggis

Author: Clarissa Dickson Wright Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2009

Spilling the Beans

Spilling the Beans

Author: Clarissa Dickson Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

Clarissa was born into wealth and privilege, as a child, shooting and hunting were the norm and pigeons were flown in from Cairo for supper. Her mother was an Australian heiress, her father was a brilliant surgeon to the Royal family. But he was also a tyrannical and violent drunk who used to beat her and force her to eat carrots with slugs still clinging to them. Clarissa was determined and clever, though, and her ambition led her to a career in the law. At the age of 21, she was the youngest ever woman to be called to the Bar. Disaster struck when her adored mother died suddenly. It was to lead to a mind-numbing decade of wild over-indulgence. Rich from her inheritance, in the end Clarissa partied away her entire fortune. It was a long, hard road to recovery along which Clarissa finally faced her demons and turned to the one thing that had always brought her joy - cooking. Now at last she has found success, sobriety and peace. With the stark honesty and the brilliant wit we love her for, Clarissa recounts the tale of a life lived to extremes. A vivid and funny story, it is as moving as it is a cracking good read.

The Haggis A Short History

The Haggis A Short History

Author: Clarissa Dickson Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/1998

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