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The Consolation of Food: Stories about life and death, seasoned with recipes

Valentine Warner



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Pavilion Books
03 October 2019
General cookery & recipes; Cooking for one; Main courses
In The Consolation of Food Valentine Warner presents a collection of stories with recipes to read and make in troubled times. A book of 'comfort' food in the truest sense of the word, this book is unlike any other food memoir.

Following a personal tragedy, Val began to take note of his grief in culinary form, documenting meals that made him feel good. From the aching simplicity of toast with butter to the isolation of cooking for one and the pleasure of returning to heart-warming wholesome slow-roasts, one-pot suppers and more.

This is a cookbook for the modern world that recognises the affirmative powers of cooking; to hearten us in times of need and to cheer us in days of uncertainty or sadness, to soothe the soul, to lift our spirits and to celebrate the pure life-changing and life-affirming joy of good food.

Organised chronologically and featuring 75 recipes including illustrations and photography alongside personal stories, this is an incredibly insightful book, wonderfully idiosyncratic and beautifully written. It is a uniquely modern classic.
By:   Valentine Warner
Imprint:   Pavilion Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   860g
ISBN:   9781911624035
ISBN 10:   1911624032
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   03 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Valentine Warner is a cook, food writer and broadcaster. He was a chef in London's kitchens for five years before running his own catering company. Valentine's deep love of cooking, nature and travel has seen him make eight series whilst contributing to others - his appearances have spanned BBC2, UKTV, Nat Geo and Fox International. His TV travels have seen him journey across Scandinavia, Canada and Europe. Valentine has written four cookery books, three of which he illustrated. He is also the co-founder of the Hepple distillery, the producers of Hepple Gin and Douglas fir Vodka.

Reviews for The Consolation of Food: Stories about life and death, seasoned with recipes

'A narrative of emotional light and shade, intertwined with recipes' * delicious. magazine * 'A great soother of a book, ideal for our troubled times.' -- Sue Baker * The Bookseller *

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