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The Anatomy of Dessert: With a Few Notes on Wine

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“Filled with quirky surprises and things you would have never thought to ask, Bunyard’s celebration of fruit is endlessly entertaining.”
–Mark Kurlansky, author of Salt, Cod, and The Big Oyster

When we think of dessert, our mind’s eye sees cakes, pies, and pastries. Yet the truly creative palate imagines things even more tempting, decadent, and, yes, sinful. So claims Edward
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by Modern Library
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Teri L.
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: food-studies
It's easy to see why readers today are baffled by these shorts essays on how to enjoy "dessert," or the British fruit course after the main course and before pastries and sweets. This book is quite interesting from two perspectives: first, it shows us how to truly appreciate food as a gourmand does. Rather than gobble down his food, Bunyard shows us how one notices the interplay of sweet and acidity, texture, aroma, juice. He treats fruit as if it is a fine wine, worthy of our attention.

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William
Jul 12, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a fun little assessment of various fruits, or dessert as it was called in England when Bunyard was writing. Would you believe that the English apple season lasts from August to June?

"No fruit is more to the English taste than the Apple. Let the Frenchman have his Pear, the Italian his Fig, the Jamaican may retain his farinaceous Banana, and the Malay his Durian, but for us the Apple."
Amanda
Dec 29, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Food lovers
This is a book about fruit. Just fruit. It was published in 1929 and is dedicated to fruit as dessert. Each chapter is based on fruit.

It's fruit.

This was really well written, I was craving fruits I don't even like while reading it. There is one section at the end about wine which made me want to go get a glass of wine. Which I did. I'm very suggestive, apparently.
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Very entertaining with it's high minded tone and humorous as-sides.
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