Muck and Merlot : A Book about Food, Wine and Muddy Boots
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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- Hardback | 352 pages
- 130 x 196mm | 426g
- 29 Oct 2004
- O'Brien Press Ltd
- Dublin, Ireland
- 51 Illustrations, black and white
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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 *
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.