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A book for foodies
on 26 March 2013
I enjoyed the book. Maybe not all, some of it was a rant of Giles' rather strange, personal hang-ups.
The beginning was interesting with its insight into the way he and sister, Victoria, were brought up with a charismatic and irascible father, Giles Coren. There are lots of humorous allusions, some wonderful descriptions of meals and various food he enjoys and dislikes. Lots of suggestions about what you should do when visiting restaurants and how to ensure you are remembered and given the best of everything available in the kitchen. As he said, when advising you to make a friend of a restaurant, 'Friends don't give you the old whiffy bit of fish from the fridge. They don't leave you waiting for an hour for your dinner. They don't overcharge you...'
I enjoyed reading the book because I am a foodie and I have always been a fan of the Corens. Most of the book was interesting, some of it was amusing and I have picked up some tips. If you eat out and get pleasure from menus, buy it.
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