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Seven Deadly Sins and One Very Naughty Fruit
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Mikey Robins
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Seven Deadly Sins and One Very Naughty Fruit

Mikey Robins



Cookery, food & drink;


400 pages

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- History with a liberal serving of wit and humour. For Abbey's readers who, like me, really enjoy the envigorated historical retellings by Stephen Fry (Mythos and Heroes) and David Hunt (Girt and True Girt) - and there are a lot of you - here is another tasty morsel. Take a fascinating meander around culinary and cultural oddities with one of Australia's masters of funny banter. Craig Kirchner



In this irreverent romp through the history of food via the Seven Deadly Sins, Mikey Robins uncovers the most bizarre food-related stories of all time. From the Ancient Egyptians to the Romans, from the medieval monarchs to our current obsession with celebrity chefs, our forebears have left their mark on our habits and social mores, our plates and our palates, telling us one truth above all: where there is food, there is folly.

On the topic of GLUTTONY, Mikey exposes our obsession with outlandish overconsumption and the thrill of competitive eating. PRIDE reveals some of the most arrogant dinner hosts in history, and how the once humble chef has now achieved rock-god status. LUST sheds light on our aphrodisiac fixations and the most desired foods through time. SLOTH charts the curious evolution of the fork and the etiquette of flatulence. WRATH tells of sausage duels and poisonous spite, while GREED will make you blush at the indulgences of the rich and famous. And who hasn't experienced ENVY when your dining companion's plate sings while yours sputters?

Mikey Robins is your personal guide down history's gullet and into the underbelly of our wildest desires, darkest fears and guiltiest pleasures.

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By:   Mikey Robins
Imprint:   SIMON451
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Not for Online
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 28mm
ISBN:   9781925750164
ISBN 10:   1925750167
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mikey Robins is one of Australia's most well known comedians and broadcasters. He spent seven years as the host of Triple J's National Breakfast Show before appearing as team leader on the smash hit TV series Good News Week. He has written for The Daily Telegraph, GQ and Men's Style, and co-authored the books Three Beers and a Chinese Meal (with Helen Razor) and Big Man's World (with Tony Squires and The Sandman).

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