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cooking with fernet branca by james hamilton-pate


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by james hamilton-paterson.

sorry if this has been discussed--did a search and couldn't find a previous thread on this book.

Just finished it--it's pretty funny--a satire of all the Tuscany Year type books.

But the funniest thing is that one of the protagonists is a kind of anti-cook. He considers himself a food adventurer--and develops insane food combinations--some of them not too distant from some of our more avant garde chefs, actually.

Recipes are provided.

One of the less disgusting is Otter with Lobster Sauce--to give you a general idea. Pets are not spared.

It's in the tradition of the recipe as idea--here it's very bad idea. I can't get Udder with Butterscotch Sauce out of my head

Fernet Branca is in almost every recipe, as well as almost every page as that's what the two main characters guzzle constantly.

There's a very silly plot--brings Wodehouse to mind. Altogether entertaining.

Zoe

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