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Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights by Sophie Dahl
  

Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights

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Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights by Sophie Dahl

Sophie Dahl, one of the most beautiful and stylish women on the planet, shares delicious secrets from her slinky kitchen. With 100 delectable recipes for each season, as well as funny and touching stories from her amazing life, this luscious and beautifully illustrated book is set to become a cookery classic.Sophie Dahl has been both round as a Rubens and as sylphy as a sapling, through trial, error and an episode in India which needn't be discussed in detail with anyone.She lived out the latter part of her adolescence in public, and so her puppy fat, which should have been a tender family joke, became fuel for national debate. At the time this was crippling to her, and one of the reasons she moved to another country. Flirting with every food fad from Atkins to raw food, she has had both misadventures and victories in her quest to have a sound healthy relationship with food.Now in her twenty-ninth year it is suddenly simpler: Sophie cooks and eats, and does both with gusto. It can be lonely and confusing navigating food, particularly with the standards of beauty and weight that are thrust upon us by advertisers. Sophie aims to debunk some of the horrible punishing diet myths, and replace them with compassionate common sense, anecdotal stories and a lashing of healthy recipes. This is a book that doesn't encourage guilt or monastic deprivation, but celebrates the joy in food and eating.Original, funny, quirky with a bit of whimsy, this glorious book is full of memoir, anecdote and delicious recipes, scattered with lovely Matisse-like line drawings that slope off the page.

Reviews

'What a joy'
Jamie Oliver

'A treasure trove of delightful anecdotes and rather naughty desserts'
Nigel Slater

'Original and beautifully written cookery book...revealing a compassionate common sense about food that celebrates both the joy of eating and of life!'The Times'Beautifully shot and well written...a thoughtful book by an enthusiastic food fan'Observer Food Monthly'utterly delicious...it's the little touches that make this cookbook stand out'Heat magazine'combines a love of food with a love of life...a perfect celebration of how we are what we eat'Red'You'll find Miss Dahl and her stories an unbridled delight' **** London Lite'Sophie proves that healthy meals can still be deliciously indulgent'Hello magazine'Simple food, heartfelt reminisces and a good read rolled into one'Harper's Bazaar`Sophie has a love for indulgent food and a real talent for storytelling.'Woman's Own'


About the Author

Sophie Dahl

Sophie Dahl was born in London in 1977 and began modelling in 1996 after being discovered by fashion maverick Isabella Blow. In 2003, her best-selling novella, The Man With the Dancing Eyes was published, followed by novel Playing With the Grown Ups in 2008, and finally her cookery book Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights. Dahl was the star of her own cooking series in March 2010 aired on BBC2, The Delicious Miss Dahl. Dahl has been published in American Vogue, the Guardian, the Telegraph Magazine, the Saturday Times, The Observer and The Spectator and is now a regular contributor to British Vogue. Dahl lives in England with her husband, jazz musician Jamie Cullum after an eight year sojourn in New York. They are expecting their first child.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd February 2012

Author

Sophie Dahl

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Author's Website

www.sophiedahl.com/

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

TV / celebrity chef cookbooks
Memoirs

ISBN

9780007281312

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