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Full English: A Journey through the British and their Food [Kindle Edition]

Tom Parker Bowles
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"A richly enjoyable defence of the world's most unfairly derided cuisine" (Christopher Hirst The Independent)

Book Description

Tom Parker-Bowles tells the story of the British through our love-affair with food

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 544 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0091926688
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (24 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Q25WVW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #190,403 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too shallow 16 Jan 2012
Format:Paperback
I have tried to read this book twice now, and both times I found it uninspiring, cherry picked a few chapters and given up reading it. The style of writing isn't too bad and I get the impression the author is probably a decent enough chap to hang out and talk food with, but the book doesn't work for me. The Midlands chapter is about Balti. He starts off going into a nice level of detail, and introduces a road trip he is taking with a couple of friends to explore Balti. But just as it gets interesting, the chapter fizzles out and he's on to a different region of the country. It definitely isn't "full" English as he barely scrapes a very tiny bit of part of the surface. Focusing on Balti, Black Pudding and Pie and Mash shops does not make a very interesting book about the British and their food. It smacks of a book that was largely written without setting foot outside of London; picking up on tired stories of well known regional specialities. Bury market black pudding is famous because Tom and many celebrity chefs keep talking about it, not because it tastes any better than many other black puddings made around the north. Sooner or later someone will realise that a better book would depart from the same old stories about the same old food. Sorry Tom.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun 5 April 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Nice easy book to read, written in TPB's usuall witty style. Slightly cynical in places and it seems forced at times...I happen to love Lord Woolton's pie!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 6 Jan 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book was bought for my son in law who is very into cooking food and this book was different from others that he owned. He loves it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and really useful! 26 Aug 2009
By Film Me
Format:Paperback
It's a great read - very entertaining and informative on a subject that hasn't been well covered in the past. Best of all though the book also has recipes and tips on great places to eat and source food.
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