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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd (16 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844004449
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844004447
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 1.8 x 21.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Couldn't resist...this delightful book of breakfast and patisserie recipes from The Wolseley. The cover echoes the elegant black and gold interior of London's chicest restaurant, and will look great on your bookshelf." -- Harpers Bazaar, 1st October 2008

"With behind-the-scenes accounts, plus all you need to know about breakfast, this book includes over 30 recipes for you to start the day with a spring in your step." -- Delicious, 1st August 2008

AA Gill's Breakfast at the Wolseley will make a great gift for Wolseley fans and for anyone wanting into this 1,000 cover a day bacon-and-eggs machine. Historical detail, reportage and recipes (including old faves like Birchermuesli and Crepe Complete) set the scene well. -- Restaurant Magazine, 23rd April, 2008

For fashionistas, businessmen and out-of-town ladies, The Wolseley is the chicest place to start the day and AA Gill goes behind the scenes. -- Sunday Times Style Magazine, 4th May, 2008

Not yet five years old, The Wolseley in London's Picadilly has already become an all-day fine-dining institution. In this sumptuous volume, a thoughtful essay from Gill accompanies more than 30 recipes from the legendary breakfast menu.
-- Waitrose Food Illustrated, 1 May, 2008.

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"With behind-the-scenes accounts, plus all you need to know about breakfast, this book includes over 30 recipes for you to start the day with a spring in your step."

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Origami-chan on 23 Mar 2009
Format: Hardcover
The Wolseley is one of my favourite restaurants in London and I have eaten there many times. When I saw this book I didn't hesitate to order it straight away.
This book is by no means some boring cook book, but rather a personal journey. It not only gives the best recipes on how to prepare a mouthwatering breakfast, but also talks about its origins. In the same perfectionist style of this establishment, you are guided from an Austrian Croissant to the ideal poached egg to a real English fry-up. The tone of writing is lively, lighthearted and has that pinch of snobbery in it which distinguishes the country egg from the city egg, if you know what I mean. So for anyone who enjoys class and sophistication this book is a must.
But of course, it can never beat the real experience of dining at the Wolseley...
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Pauline Caller on 25 July 2008
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Gorgeous, gorgeous book. I've eaten at the Wolseley many times albeit never breakfast and this charming little book is just the bees knees! Beautifully presented, lovely pictures, delightful recipes - what more can I say. Can't wait for Lunch, Tea and Dinner. This will rank very high on my next Christmas shopping list.
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By andrew s. on 14 July 2014
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Great product
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Nothing in it that is new or particularly inspired, but it is a good read none the less and makes you want to spend some more time over breakfast. Gill is always a good read, funny and sometimes raunchy, a gastronome after my own heart. But don't buy a brand new one, buy it second hand, it doesn't really deserve you to splash out.
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This is a thin book, but worth every penny if you like the story of elegant dining service and the history of breakfast in one. Written with wit, it is beautifully printed and makes a lovely gift for anyone interested in good food, the history of breafast, and fine food service.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Whitehorne on 10 Jan 2010
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I actually bought this book as a gift for someone and I have to say, that this is perfect if you're into cultural history, great food, beautiful surroundings and what's more - you are even shown how to recreate the Wolseley's famous breakfast menu!! This quality hardback is written by renowned food crtic A A Gill and is so brilliant I'm even going to get a copy for myself.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Isambard Lombard on 22 Feb 2011
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I can't belive the overwhelmingly positive reviews of this miserable book, I can only imagine that the previous reviewers were relatives of Mr. Gill. The prose is self-indulgent and goes into far too much detail on what the author was wearing whilst eating his breakfast. Do we really need to know he was wearing freshly ironed white M&S Y-fronts with a navy trim? Do we need to know that his scrotal sac was uncomfortably itchy? And we definitely don't need 42 pages on how to eat fried bread in polite company, which is excessive even if you like fried bread, which I don't. He dismisses black pudding as "far too ethnic", and thinks fried quail eggs are preferable to fried hen eggs. I would advise you to save your money and spend it on a proper breakfast elsewhere.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eli Baba on 15 Sep 2009
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I have been to the WOLSELEY for lunch but never for breakfast, so this was a great introduction including some behind the scene tales. Makes your mouth water, so dont read it if you are hungry.....
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