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Where Shall We Go For Dinner?

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Sharing a good dinner is one of the chief pleasures of life. This is a year of travels and culinary discovery - part memoir, part love story, but the glue that holds it together is food, a shared passion, if not obsession.
Unknown Binding, 281 pages
Published November 8th 2007 by Not Avail (first published 2007)
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While reading Where Shall We Go For Dinner, the thought "What a bitch!" crossed my mind several times. To me, Day-Lewis is the worst kind of foodie. She's a snob. She holds each experience up to a previous experience. This peach cannot be as good as the peach I had 7 years ago. These jams can't stand up to jams in England. Rather than facing each experience fresh and judging each on its own merits, she insists on comparing. I found the constant comparisons irritating. If I had to travel with her ...more
Tamasin Day-Lewis is one of my favorite cookbook authors not because of the food, but because her writing is so inspired it's as much a pleasure to read her descriptions as to actually cook the stuff. Here she goes beyond recipe and instruction to actual memoir, using pivotal meals in her life as a way to explore her roles as friend, mother, daughter (to poet Cecil Day-Lewis), sister (to Daniel) and partner to Rob (owner of Murray's Cheese Shop). That sounds as though it would lead to lot of sen ...more
Lisa Lawless
Of course I loved this book. Her tales of travel, food discoveries, and cultural comparisons kept me stuck to the book to the end. I especially enjoyed how she acknowledged her own prejudice against American food culture but then came to appreciate some aspects of it. And, her descriptions of Italian food experiences, particularly in Puglia, were so distinct I could taste each dish.
Louise Brown
Two stars for the writing but mainly because I'm jealous of her beautiful homes in the country, jetting hither and thither in Manolos and impossibly interesting family. Four stars for the food/recipes.
She is a bit odd to say the least and the piece about Julia Roberts is painful. That said she is kind of refreshing in her political uncorrectness....
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From an illustrious family, Tamasin has also made a name for herself, in her own niche: cooking.

Tamasin is the daughter of Cecil Day-Lewis, poet laureate, and her brother is the acclaimed actor, Daniel Day-Lewis. She has established a career as a respected food writer - combining sophistication, literary skill and culinary class.

As well as writing a weekly food column for The Daily Telegraph, Tam
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