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Cooking With Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson
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May 10, 11

Read from May 03 to 10, 2011

This book is indeed witty. If not for the wonderful writing and use of language, I would have rated it lower, for in fact, I didn't enjoy it very much. I think the problem may have been the humor which perhaps was aimed at a British audience and the recipes, that others may have found hilarious, left me unmoved. In any case, I didn't get much of it and very little made me laugh. Ah, but the writing, the wit, that was worth the read.
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Andrew Schirmer I found the recipes to be quite poetic, counterbalance to the narrative.

Andrew Schirmer The second one has fewer recipes and is, in some ways, more riotous. I highly recommend it.

Dvora Ah ha. I think I might have the second one somewhere on a shelf. Will have to look. Now, you told me you save 5 stars for masterpieces. ??

Andrew Schirmer It is a comic masterpiece. So original. I read bits of it again last summer when I made my gf read it.

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