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A Very British Soup
on 15 June 2011
I really loved this book, and I am suspicious of national gastronomic guides that can be superficial and pointless. This book is anything but: especially interesting on the less obvious regions and more remarkable specialties. It is quite unlike anything else in print on the subject.
The writer has a disarming, funny, self-deprecating, well informed, somehow itself very British style; and even though its not a recipe book you learn a lot that makes you want to eat and cook what is sometimes so lovingly described. Although adherents to the cult of marmite will be outraged. A vastly more enduring, thoughtful and useful addition to your cookery library than any number of silly potboilers from our rather stale stable of celebrity writers.