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A Feast of Fun
on 14 August 2014
This is a sheer festival of fun. It reminds me of my life-time desire from childhood to my now extended years, attempting to be something of a cook. Admittedly, my earlier years lacked the stimulation of alcohol, but this book is one woman's experiences of trying to tackle edible offerings whilst enjoying herself; different yet totally honest of the outcome. Those who are not budding celebrity chefs will probably identify and laugh along, as you surely will, with Hannah's exploits. She admits, although it doesn't take rocket science to work out, that nothing she attempts is ever really original. Her book, however, certainly is.
Her views on procuring loving relationships via the stomach and how to hang onto them, (love not gastric banding), are hilarious. Her descriptions of the effect of alcohol on the body are similarly humorous, 'a face like a sweaty tomato when the bar closes and the lights come on'.
Hannah Hart has produced a book lavishly illustrated with her anecdotes, advice, photographs, misfortunes, dodgy recipes, calamities: you name it and it is within the covers of this wonderfully entertaining book. Warmth and love of life radiantly come through. Keith Floyd would have loved it too.