Muck and Merlot

Muck and Merlot : A Book about Food, Wine and Muddy Boots

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Tom Doorley introduces us to his life and loves. Passionate about food, wine and gardening, Tom interweaves stories of his childhood, adolescence and distinguished career as food and wine writer. A celebrated food and wine critic, a restaurant reviewer and latterly a radio and television presenter, Tom looks back over a career filled with earth(l)y delights and consuming passions, reliving the funny incidents and culinary disasters, while also uncorking hard-learned wisdom on the growing and consuming of food, on gardening and environmental matters, on wine and on a variety of other topics close to his heart.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 196mm | 426g
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • 51 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0862788048
  • 9780862788049

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'An engaging read celebrating 'the joys of his life....a book about food, wine and muddy boots'. -- Georgina Campbell - The Irish Independent * Irish Independent * '.....the guy really can write. And he knows his stuff. Muck and Merlot is a richly-egged pudding of personal history, religion, gastronomy, social philosophy and gardening advice. This last is the best -- an inept and bone idle agrarian myself, I learned heaps from reading it' -- Food and Wine magazine '[Tom Doorley] is one of the best known commentators on food and wine, and this book is a reflection of his own views of life in this country. Whether you agree or disagree with Doorley's outlook on life, you'll enjoy Muck and Merlot.' -- Evening Echo * Evening Echo *
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About Tom Doorley

Once a teacher in St Columba's, and then a freelance journalist and TV celebrity food critic, TOM DOORLEY now writes a popular restaurant column for The Irish Times. He also hosts a Saturday evening programme on RTE Radio 1 called 'Food Talk'. This is his first book.
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