Angela Carter, 23 July 1987
Show More Honey from a Weed: Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia by Patience Gray.
Prospect, 374 pp., £17.50, November 1986, 0 907325 30 0Show More
A Table in Provence: Classic Recipes from the South of France collected and illustrated by Leslie Forbes.
Webb and Bower/Joseph, 160 pp., £12.95, April 1987, 0 86350 130 3Show More
The Joyce of Cooking: Food and Drink from James Joyce’s Dublin by Alison Armstrong, foreword by Anthony Burgess.
Station Hill Press, 252 pp., $18.95, December 1986, 0 930794 85 0Show More
“... among the coloured drawings as if there only to provide the excuse for the pictures. Whereas Alison Armstrong’s The Joyce of Cooking has elegant little decorations – fruits, nuts, tureens, bottles – and belongs to a bizarre sub-genre of the Late Modern cookery book, the cookery book as literary criticism. Subtitled ‘Food and Drink ...”