Freud on Food

Freud on Food

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All his life Clement Freud was passionate about food. In his first ever full-length book originally published in 1978, recipe and anecdote jostle each other for the reader's attention. It contains numerous compulsive recipes for dishes as varied as Billybi, Cider Duck, Boiled Leg of Lamb with Caper Sauce, and Strawberry Romanoff and brims, all the while, with his hallmark wit and humour. "Freud on Food" is divided into sections that take the reader from starter to main course through a variety of fish, poultry, game and meat dishes, to garnishes, sauces and vegetables and finally fruits and 'sweet talk'. Unusual suggestions for special occasions such as dinner parties, picnics, Sunday lunch and weekend breakfast also abound with advice served up in inimitably dry and deadpan humour. "Freud on Food" is a book to be dipped into or read from cover to cover and, either way, is a heart-warming reminder of Clement Freud's great zest for life and love of good food.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 228g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552776548
  • 9780552776547
  • 1,036,495

About Sir Clement Freud

Sir Clement Freud, grandson of Sigmund, was born in Berlin, 1924. His varied career began in Britain as one of our first 'celebrity chefs', and then as a familiar face on TV in a series of dog food adverts. In 1973 he became the liberal MP for Ely and retained his seat for 14 years, subsequently being awarded a knighthood. He was a much-loved regular panellist on long-running Radio 4 show Just a Minute.show more

Review quote

"The joy of this book is that you get the wit - and it's a funny book - with no more than armchair effort. His approach to food gives a real lift to the spirit." Prue Leith "An exceptionally rich pantry of ideas ... the kind of cookery book I would like to have written." Egon Ronayshow more

Review Text

"An exceptionally rich pantry of ideas ... the kind of cookery book I would like to have written."show more

Back cover copy

All his life Clement Freud was passionate about food. In his first ever full-length book originally published in 1978, recipe and anecdote jostle each other for the reader's attention. It contains numerous irresistible recipes for dishes as varied as Billybi, Cider Duck, Boiled Leg of Lamb with Caper Sauce, and Strawberry Romanoff and brims all the while with his hallmark wit and humour. Freud on Food is a book to be dipped into or read from cover to cover and, either way, is a heart-warming reminder of Clement Freud's great zest for life and love of good food.show more

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