Round the World in Eighty Dishes

Lesley Blanch


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Format: Hardback
Extent: 200 pages
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
ISBN: 9781908117182.
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Publication Date: 31 October 2012

This charming little book was first published in 1956 when people in England were still enduring post-war restrictions on both travelling and eating. As Lesley Blanch says in her introduction to a later edition ‘benign fate whisked me elsewhere to follow less restricted ways, travelling widely and eating wildly’. She said: ‘I don’t belong in England, I don’t belong anywhere, it is rather restful – I have met everybody and known nobody’. Seductive and piquant like its author, this is ‘an appetizer for enthusiastic beginners’ rather than a basic cookbook. Lesley Blanch’s gastronomic world tour includes eighty recipes each prefaced by an account of where they were first tasted, or with some amusing anecdote.


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