The Ten (Food) Commandments
Britain's culinary Moses brings us the new foodie rules to live by, celebrating what and how we eat
The Ten Commandments may have had a lot going for them, but they don't offer those of us located in the 21st Century much in the way of guidance when it comes to our relationship with our food. And Lord knows we need it.
Enter our new culinary Moses, the legendary restaurant critic Jay Rait.Enter/>The/>
One can use his/her fingers and hands and eat with them, and not use utensils and how this changes the sensation and the feeling of the meal.
How one can try weird dishes, push the boundaries of your gastronomical comfort zone and eat a mouldy piece of cheese or some skewered insects, or rotten fish.
You can eat alone and you can eat with company, it's always your choice a ...more
He's preaching to the converted here, as I wholeheartedly agree with much of this book - particularly the sections on leftovers & so-called superfoods. In fact, this section alone makes this slim volume vital reading in my opinion. I don't think I could ever learn to love andouillette sausages though.
Each chapter or commandment ends with a recipe or two. I'm not sure how ...more
I love food. Either it is because of my upraising, my cultural back ground or just because food is good.
I real really enjoyed the sassy English humour of this book, who trying not to be too serious, still give a great insight on serious topics.
And you cannot go wrong when the book is full of personal recipes of amazing dishes.
This book is perfect for any food lover with a wicked sense of humour, and dont take all t ...more
Very quick read, very funny, very well-written, very i ...more
But mainly what I took from it is that Jay Rayner likes to eat poo-filled tripe sausage.
And that's also what I enjoyed about it. It helps that I'm in broad agreement for at least eight of his ten food commandments, though only found one that I actively disagree with (on carefully selecting dinner companions - actually the process of eating brings very different people together, there's something unifying about the table).
Even that aside it's a fun, quick read. His evangelical atheism is grating, a ...more
That being said, I could have done without the whole "religious commandments" set-up. In my opinion, it added nothing - especially since in the epilogue Rayner knocks it all down and says he doesn't want to tell people how they ...more
A great little book, some funny one liners and good counter arguments. It has made me think about food in a different way.