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A clever concept, delectably delivered - featuring a feast of recipes and tales to inspire readers around the table, around the year, Miranda York’s The Food Almanac will make a piquant present for gourmands and bibliophiles. With a bounty of stories, pieces of passion, stylish illustrations and reading lists accompanying the recipes, this is a book to relish over time rather than scoff down in one sitting, though the delicious results might make that quite a feat of restraint.
Each chapter covers a month of the year and opens with a handy checklist of seasonal ingredients to look out for, with an in-depth focus on star ingredients - lemons that “bring flashes of brightness to the dull grey days of January”. Gooseberries that “perform their spritely dance” in July puddings. September’s “tiny, tangy, ancient” crab apples. The “smoky sweetness” of December chestnuts. It’s global in outlook too, with poets, novelists and acclaimed food writers and chefs from around the world sharing stories, memories and insights alongside coverage of food-focussed feasts deserving of a fanfare, among them New Orleans Carnival and Anzac Day in Australia. The roll-call of writers provides a rich range of voices and views too, with contributions from chefs Raymond Blanc and José Pizarro, chef, restaurateur and food writer Yotam Assaf Ottolenghi, writer and cook Zoe Adjonyoh, novelists Kit de Waal and Deborah Levy, and many more besides.
'The Food Almanac' is a seasonal collection of recipes and stories celebrating the joy of food a dazzling, diverse mix of memoir, history, short stories and poems alongside recipes, cooking tips, menus and reading lists.
Join Miranda York, editor of At The Table, as she guides you through the year, with contributions from legendary food writers, lauded chefs, up-and-coming poets and award-winning novelists.
With recipes and stories from Yotam Ottolenghi, Diana Henry, Felicity Cloake, Meera Sodha, Raymond Blanc, Deborah Levy, Anna Del Conte, Fuchsia Dunlop, Anna Jones, Olia Hercules, Rachel Roddy, Zoe Adjonyoh, Nik Sharma, Kit de Waal, Russell Norman, Tamar Adler, Nik Sharma, Claudia Roden, José Pizarro and many more.
This is a book about good things to eat a companion in the kitchen and a conversation with your favourite food writers. Join us at the table.
'What better gift for a foodie?' - The Bookseller
'Beautifully illustrated and produced, it's a book to curl up with as we head towards the darker months.' - Telegraph Weekend
'A lovely, convivial celebration of all that is good about food.' - The Simple Things
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Publisher: Pavilion Books
|Publication date:||1st October 2020|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, Cookery, Food and Drink, Gift Books, Star Books,|
|Categories:||General cookery & recipes, Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs,|
Miranda started her career as a food, travel and culture journalist, writing for publications such as Financial Times, Vogue, Urban Junkies, How To Spend It and Harper's Bazaar before she founded TOAST, now known as At The Table, in 2013. She has since curated over 80 events and published an independent food magazine, as well as founding a food market in Bermondsey. A born-and-bred Londoner, her favourite restaurants are to be found under railway arches and along the narrow streets of Soho. In 2019, Miranda launches a podcast with Anna Sulan Masing based on their sell-out series of events, Voices At The Table. ...More About Miranda York