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  • Mitchell Beazley

The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany

Killian Fox, The Gannet

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Prose: non-fiction, Encyclopaedias & reference works, Cookery / food & drink etc, General cookery & recipes, Humour

A collection of fascinating, funny and unexpected facts about food and drink.

gannet
noun
1. a large seabird with mainly white plumage, which catches fish by plunging into the water.
2. British informal, a greedy person.

THE GANNET'S GASTRONOMIC MISCELLANY goes beyond the usual food fixations. Presented in a fresh, visually inventive style, it will appeal to anyone with a passing interest in food - which, in this gastronomy-obsessed age, is pretty much all of us.

In this compendious hotpot of a book you'll find a guide to creating a hit food profile on Instagram, a cross-section of a tiffin box, an explainer on craft beer, the origin story of chicken Marengo, a list of millennia-old products that are still edible today (should you be brave enough to try Irish bog butter or Ancient Egyptian honey) and many more delightful nuggets of information.


Praise for The Gannet

"The Gannet noses out the hidden stories about food - the unusual, the quirky, the unexpected, the personal." - Diana Henry

"The Gannet is a charming observer of food being eaten, prepared and thought about. A joy." - Fergus Henderson, St John

"I love The Gannet." - Sabrina Ghayour

"A breath of fresh air." - El Pais

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