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Roald Dahl's Cookbook

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This book is a mixture of anecdotes covering Roald Dahl's family, his childhood, and his happiness at home with Liccy, his wife, and their numerous children, grandchildren and friends. For this extensive family, there is no more enjoyable way of relaxing than sharing good food and wine. The meals they enjoy together round the old pine farmhouse table at Gipsey House are ei ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published November 7th 1996 by Penguin
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BellaGBear
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: food
Loved it. Very heartwarming stories about food, familie and friendship. The descriptions and recipices were so good I could smell them.
Going to try some of them friday I think. The result has to be amazing.
Maryancka
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ik heb dit boek al vrij lang. Het is een prachtig boek, zeker voor mensen die Dahl als schrijver waarderen. Maar ook verder: warme anekdotes, prachtige foto' s en vooral: maakbare recepten die uit allerlei bronnen afkomstig zijn en qua stijl behoorlijk variëren. Goed vertaald ook, daar mankeert het nogal eens aan bij uit het Engels vertaalde kookboeken. Je vindt het boek regelmatig tweedehands, ik zou zeggen: meenemen dat boek, het is iedere cent waard! In het
Engels is het nog steeds verkrijgba
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Colleen
Jun 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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What a lovely cookbook. It has charming stories in it about Roald Dahl, his family and friends and pictures, as well as, favorite recipes that are cooked by his family and friends. There are even some recipes from his childhood. Some of the recipes I've never seen or hear of before, such as, chicken and avocado casserole and almond soup. There are so many great recipes. Its definitely worth the money for this book.
Liz
Apr 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, cook-books
I love this book. It transports you into the Roald and Felicity Dahl's world - the kitchen garden, beautiful photos, recipes contributed by their family and friends. It's a peek into their household, into their traditions and their close, loving family.
Nancy Harbord
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have always loved Roald Dahl and read his books over and over and over again when I was a child. I clearly remember, aged ten, his death being announced on the tiny television in our dining room and weeping at the loss. This book, which Roald was working on with his wife Felicity when he died, was completed and released the year following his death in 1990. It is a book of family, history and heartbreak, but also of beauty, joy and celebration, all told though the prism of food.

A master of the
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Katherine L.
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I have had this book for years, and have tried quite a few of the recipes in there. There is a good balance between good old-fashioned Englishness and more adventurous, curious Norwegian recipes (Roald Dahl's roots are in the far north). Besides being a cook book, it also feels a bit like a diary, as you get little snippets of their family life and anecdotes concerning the various recipes. Most of the dishes are stunningly photographed and make you hungry just by looking at them.
I will treasure
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Stacy Knight
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just lovely, we must remember a cook book is not just about the food it's a story, a journey a relationship. A cozy read
Meag
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This book is a real delight. A must-have for any Dahl reader.
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Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940's with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors.

Dahl's first published work, inspired by a meeting with C. S. Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya. Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake. The story, about his wartime adv
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