Publication Date: 01/10/2020 ISBN: 9781911641605 Category:

The Food Almanac

Miranda York

Publisher: Pavilion Books
Publication Date: 01/10/2020 ISBN: 9781911641605 Category:




The Food Almanac is a monthly collection of food stories told by an eclectic mix of voices from the literary, performance and food worlds.

From legendary food writers and lauded chefs to up-and-coming poets and debut novelists, each story looks at the gastronomic world through a cultural prism, using food as a way to explore deeper issues.


The Food Almanac is a 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. Join Miranda York, editor of At The Table, as she guides you through the year, with contributions from legendary food writers, lauded chefs, up-and-coming poets and award-winning novelists.

With recipes and stories from Yotam Ottolenghi, Diana Henry, Felicity Cloake, Meera Sodha, Raymond Blanc, Deborah Levy, Anna Del Conte, Fuchsia Dunlop, Anna Jones, Olia Hercules, Rachel Roddy, Zoe Adjonyoh, Nik Sharma, Kit de Waal, Russell Norman, Tamar Adler, Nik Sharma, Claudia Roden, Jose Pizarro and many more.

This is a book about good things to eat – a companion in the kitchen and a conversation with your favourite food writers. Join us at the table.

“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, ideas, book lists and recipes is packed full of delicious treats from wonderful food writers, from Claudia Roden to Diana Henry, from Itamar Srulovich to Meera Sodha. It’s like having a lovely conversation about food with friends.” – 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

“A delightful and diverse combination of ideas, recipes, poems and essays by a stellar collection of writers, The Food Almanac is a tonic for the palate and the mind. Louise Sheeran’s illustrations are wonderful too.” – Fuchsia Dunlop

Publisher Review

'A lovely, convivial celebration of all that is good about food.' * The Simple Things * '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 *

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