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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun
Written by an expert in the food world this light-hearted but informative book makes excellent bedtime reading and reference material.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Great Expectations, Disappointing Delivery
Whilst this is the book that every gastronome lusts for, it, and indeed the writer, does not deliver anything special. Various inaccuracies, slurring writing style and little of the 'wit' that is promised, the book is inconsistent in content and lacking in charisma.

It's as if the shiny silver cloche of the cover lifts off to reveal a rather tasteless piece of...
Published on 18 May 2007 by Alicia Zur-szpiro


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2.0 out of 5 stars Great Expectations, Disappointing Delivery, 18 May 2007
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Alicia Zur-szpiro (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: How to Be a Better Foodie: A Bulging Little Book for the Truly Epicurious (Hardcover)
Whilst this is the book that every gastronome lusts for, it, and indeed the writer, does not deliver anything special. Various inaccuracies, slurring writing style and little of the 'wit' that is promised, the book is inconsistent in content and lacking in charisma.

It's as if the shiny silver cloche of the cover lifts off to reveal a rather tasteless piece of steamed dreariness.

Better stick to Schott's food & wine miscellany for fact and Giles Coren's reviews for funny.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, 30 Mar 2013
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This review is from: How to Be a Better Foodie: A Bulging Little Book for the Truly Epicurious (Hardcover)
Written by an expert in the food world this light-hearted but informative book makes excellent bedtime reading and reference material.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This will make a great present, 4 Oct 2006
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Paula (London, UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: How to Be a Better Foodie: A Bulging Little Book for the Truly Epicurious (Hardcover)
A riveting read even for someone who already considers themselves an arch foodie.

What's more it made me laugh out loud as I recognised some of the more

eccentric habits of the committed foodie exposed.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good buy !, 18 Dec 2006
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Mr. B. Victor (Dulwich, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: How to Be a Better Foodie: A Bulging Little Book for the Truly Epicurious (Hardcover)
If you HAVE any interest in food this is the book to buy. It explains in a witty way all the ins and outs of being one up when it comes to talking about food. Your friends will be amazed at your comprehensive knowledge of what to buy, where to buy it, what you should order in restaurants and everything else to do with food.

In fact if you want to give your food interested friends a treat this book would make a marvellous pressie. All our friends will be getting copies.
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