The Pedant In The Kitchen

Is a 'slug' larger than a 'gout'? When does a 'drizzle' become a downpour? And what is the difference between slicing and chopping?This book is a witty and practical account of Julian Barnes' search for gastronomic precision.

The Pedant In The Kitchen

The Pedant In The Kitchen

The Pedant's ambition is simple. He wants to cook tasty, nutritious food; he wants not to poison his friends; and he wants to expand, slowly and with pleasure, his culinary repertoire. A stern critic of himself and others, he knows he is never going to invent his own recipes (although he might, in a burst of enthusiasm, increase the quantity of a favourite ingredient). Rather, he is a recipe-bound follower of the instructions of others. It is in his interrogations of these recipes, and of those who create them, that the Pedant's true pedantry emerges. How big, exactly, is a 'lump'? Is a 'slug' larger than a 'gout'? When does a 'drizzle' become a downpour? And what is the difference between slicing and chopping?This book is a witty and practical account of Julian Barnes' search for gastronomic precision. It is a quest that leaves him seduced by Jane Grigson, infuriated by Nigel Slater, and reassured by Mrs Beeton's Victorian virtues. The Pedant in the Kitchen is perfect comfort for anyone who has ever been defeated by a cookbook and is something that none of Julian Barnes' legion of admirers will want to miss.

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The Pedant In The Kitchen
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Julian Barnes
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-01 - Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

The Pedant's ambition is simple. He wants to cook tasty, nutritious food; he wants not to poison his friends; and he wants to expand, slowly and with pleasure, his culinary repertoire. A stern critic of himself and others, he knows he is never going to invent his own recipes (although
The Fiction of Julian Barnes
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Vanessa Guignery
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01-24 - Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

Julian Barnes's work has been marked by great variety, ranging not only from conventional fiction to postmodernist experimentation in such well-known novels as Flaubert's Parrot (1984) and A History of the World in 10 1⁄2 Chapters (1989), but also from witty essays to deeply touching short stories. The responses of
Evermore
Language: en
Pages: 42
Authors: Julian Barnes
Categories: British
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

A story about the lives wasted by the violence of the First World War.
The casquet of literature, a selection in poetry and prose, ed. with notes by C. Gibbon
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Casket
Categories: British
Type: BOOK - Published: 1873 - Publisher:

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Let's Have a Tea Party Tea Set
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Emilie Barnes, Julian Barnes, Michal Sparks
Categories: British
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-01-01 - Publisher: Harvest House Pub

Created from the charming art in Let's Have a Tea Party! this miniature tea set includes tray, two teacups, sugar bowl, creamer, and teapot. This special set will delight girls and moms alike.

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