Publication Date: 27/10/2022 ISBN: 9781911682240 Category:

The Food Almanac: Volume Two

Miranda York

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 27/10/2022 ISBN: 9781911682240 Category:


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The Food Almanac II is an annual, seasonal collection of recipes and stories celebrating the joy of food – a dazzling, diverse mix of memoir, history, short stories and poems alongside recipes, cooking tips, menus and reading lists.

Following on from The Food Almanac, which was shortlisted for the Jane Grigson Trust Award and the Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards and received a tranche of stunning reviews, the second in the series offers another fascinating collection of recipes and stories.

Prepare to go on a seasonal and joyful journey of food and what it means to different people. This curation is a dynamic, diverse mix of history, memoir, stories and poems, alongside recipes, cooking tips and techniques, menus and reading lists – from Caroline Eden describing the dining car on the Siberian Express to Diana Henry honouring the softness of autumn, from Simon Hopkinson discussing the glory of puddings to Russell Norman celebrating bitterness in the beautiful form of chicory and its many Italian varieties. Each month includes a seasonal three-course menu from food writers such as Jeremy Lee, Tommi Miers, Emily Scott and Calum Franklin, plus additional recipes from the likes of Mary Berry, Asma Khan, Darina Allen and Gill Meller – there is an abundance of thought-provoking, hunger-making food writing for you to tuck into, whatever the season.

This book is an inspirational companion in the kitchen and an enriching, comforting read for the armchair cook. Join Miranda York, editor of At The Table, as she guides you through the year, accompanied by legendary food writers, lauded chefs, up-and-coming poets and award-winning novelists.

Publisher Review

'Beautifully illustrated, winningly written' - The Times 'Beautifully illustrated and produced, it's a book to curl up with as we head towards the darker months.' - Telegraph Weekend 'What better gift for a foodie?' -The Bookseller 'The perfect book to tuck into for a long read during the cold days and nights of winter and then dip back into throughout the year.' - The Independent 'A literary pick-and-mix by your favourite food writers...suitable to enjoy snuggling under the duvet, with Love Actually on a loop.' - The Oldie 'A lovely, convivial celebration of all that is good about food.' - The Simple Things 'This is one for the armchair cook who likes to dip in and out of a volume of good food writing. Simply lovely. - The Irish Sunday Times 'This is a book to keep both in the kitchen and on your bedside table. Reading it felt as soothing as podding broad beans. This collection of seasonal thoughts & recipes is packed full of delicious treats from wonderful food writers, from Claudia Roden to Diana Henry, from Itamar Srulovich to Meera Sodha.' - Bee Wilson "A joy for anyone who loves reading about food, The Food Almanac weaves poetry, recipes, essays and illustrations together to make a book that will carry you through the year. Rich, diverse and thoughtful." - Diana Henry "Not just a book for all seasons, but for all moods too - a timeless, eclectic, truly satisfying feast of great food writing." - Felicity Cloake "A brilliantly curated collection of work from the best, freshest and most thought provoking voices in food." - Tim Hayward "The Food Almanac is a tonic for the palate and the mind." - Fuchsia Dunlop

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