on 4 April 2011
As the owner of practically every word the great Elisabeth David wrote I will not be buying this book -- after all, she is hardly likely to be writing anything new.
That said, I would highly recommend it to anyone who has never ready anything by David. She is by far the most interesting food writer of the 20th Century -- when decorated by the Queen for her work, upon being asked what she did, she modestly replied "I write cookery books, Ma'am" - an understatement if there ever was one! Apparently the Queen's reply was "how useful" Again, a bit of an understatement!
This would make a superb introduction into her writing -- from the product description it sounds like an anthology of pieces from her other books. This should have new readers flocking to the bookshops -- or their computers -- to snap up all they can find by Elisabeth David. Just thinking about her makes me want to turn around and pick up a book from the shelf behind me to plan tonights' supper.