Friday, July 10, 2009

Food for Thought

Mmm... Winter.

Time to snuggle up with a toasty book, bottle of red and your favourite prix fixe.
In fact, apart from being able to stoke the fire and eat immoral amounts of full-flavoured food, we think Winter has very few redeeming qualities.

We’re glad it’s almost at an end, but to tide us over till Spring, here are Pulp’s latest ‘foodie’ reads:

Food for Thought: Thought for Food: A Reflection on the Creative Universe of Ferran Adria
Contributor(s): Todoli, Vicent (Editor) Hamilton, Richard (Editor)
EAN: 9788496954687
Hardcover, 400 pages
July 2009
Available to order – 4 weeks

A thought-provoking and visually compelling exploration of artistic expression and gastronomic creativity through the work of the worlds most revolutionary chef, Ferran Adria.

Fasting, Feasting
Anita Desai
Paperback, 240 pages
1.57 cms H x 21.03 cms L x 14.07 cms W
EAN 9780618065820
January 2000
Mariner Books
In Stock

Anita Desai's latest book, hailed as unsparing, yet tender and funny, brilliantly confirms her place among today's foremost Indian writers. 'Fasting, Feasting' takes on Desai's greatest theme: the intricate, delicate web of family conflict.

Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone
Contributor(s): Ferrari-Adler, Jenni (Editor)
EAN: 9781594483134
Riverhead Books
Paperback, 272 pages
July 2008
Available to order – 2 weeks

In this delightful and unexpected collection, writers, foodies, and others ruminate on the distinctive experiences of cooking for one and dining alone.

Breakfast at Tiffany's: And Three Stories
Truman Capote
Paperback, 192 pages
1.37 cms H x 20.17 cms L x 13.41 cms W
EAN 9780679745655
March 1995
Vintage Books USA
Available to order – 2 weeks

In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naivete continue to charm.

The Incredible Book Eating Boy
Oliver Jeffs
Hardcover, 32 pages
1.19 cms H x 28.78 cms L x 22.68 cms W
EAN 9780399247491
May 2007
Philomel Books
Available to order – 2 weeks

Like many children, Henry loves books. But Henry doesn’t like to read books, he likes to eat them. Big books, picture books, reference books . . . if it has pages, Henry chews them up and swallows (but red ones are his favourite). And the more he eats, the smarter he gets. He’s on his way to being the smartest boy in the world!

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Anthony Bourdain
Paperback, 312 pages
2.08 cms H x 20.55 cms L x 13.69 cms W
EAN 9780060899226
January 2007
Harper Perennial
Available to order – 2 weeks

The updated edition of the wickedly funny and insightful bestseller filled with "25 years of sex, drugs, bad behaviour, and haute cuisine," now includes three new chapters about the author's adventures since the book was originally published.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer
Paperback, 290 pages
1.80 cms H x 19.86 cms L x 13.77 cms W
EAN 9780385341004
May 05, 2009
Dial Press
Available to order – 2 weeks

In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.

Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition
Irma S Rombauer
Hardcover, 1152 pages
5.84 cms H x 24.31 cms L x 17.27 cms W
EAN 9780743246262
October 31, 2006
Scribner Book Company
Available to order – 2 weeks

Superb value for money. Seventy-five years ago, a St. Louis widow named Irma Rombauer took her life savings and self-published a book called "The Joy of Cooking." Her daughter Marion tested recipes and made the illustrations, and they sold their mother-daughter project from Irma's apartment.

The Coroner's Lunch
Colin Cotterill
Paperback, 257 pages
1.88 cms H x 19.20 cms L x 12.85 cms W
EAN 9781569474181
November 15, 2005
Soho Crime
Available to order – 2 weeks

When an elderly doctor takes over as state coroner of newly formed Communist Laos in the late 1970s, he unexpectedly stirs the bureaucratic pot and unravels three complicated and intertwined murder plots his superiors want to sweep under the carpet.

The Tiger Who Came For Tea
Judith Kerr
Paperback, 28 pages
0.51 cms H x 27.18 cms L x 21.34 cms W
EAN 780007266449
November 2008
Available to order – 2 weeks

First published 35 years ago, this reassuring and funny story is now available in a large picture-book format. When Sophie and her mother sit down for tea one afternoon, they are joined by a hungry tiger who eats all the food in the house until there's nothing left to cook for supper. Full-colour illustrations.

Bone In The Throat
Anthony Bourdain
Paperback, 304 pages
2.08 cms H x 21.31 cms L x 13.59 cms W
EAN 9781582341026
September 2000
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
In Stock

When wannabe chef Tommy Pagano settles for a stint in his cousin's restaurant in Little Italy, he has no idea the place is Mafia-run, and that one of the specialties of the house is chopped gangsters. Back by popular demand, 'Bone in the Throat' is chef Anthony Bourdain's acclaimed first novel.

Naked Lunch
William S Burroughs
Paperback, 208 pages
197 x 130 mm
EAN 9780007204441
May 2005
HarperCollins Publishers
In Stock

WELCOME TO INTERZONE! Say hello to Bradley the Buyer, the best narcotics agent in the business. Check yourself into the hospital where Dr Benway works - but don't expect adrenalin if you need it (the night porter shot it up for kicks). Meet Dr 'Fingers' Schafer, the Lobotomy Kid, and his greatest creation, 'The Complete American De-anxietized Man', a marvel of invasive psychiatry who has been reduced to nothing but a spinal cord.


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