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Gastronaut by Stefan Gates
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Each of us spends, on average, 2,946 days preparing and eating food that s 16 per cent of our waking lives. So why not turn the usual into the unusual and make cooking an exciting experience? This book of weird and wonderful gastronomic adventures, written by Stefan Gates, aims to help you do just that. Gastronaut will take you on an irreverent yet practical journey through the culinary underworld, encountering a range of bizarre recipes, extraordinary food experiences and arcane stories of the extreme and shocking along the way. So, if you ve ever wanted to know if grandmothers really can t be taught to suck eggs, what Francois Mitterand ate for his last meal, the best way to cook woodlice, the recipe for fourteenth-century blancmange, or how to stage a Bacchanalian orgy in the comfort of your own home, the answers are here. Thoroughly researched and illustrated throughout, it also includes a survey that lifts the lid, Kinsey-style, on the real eating habits of the nation. If cannibalism was legal, which famous person would most people like to eat? Can men lactate? Do people genuinely like their pasta al dente? Gastronaut is perfect for those who would like to know more about the wilder side of cooking and appreciate it as a challenge and a spectacle.

Author Biography

Stefan Gates is a writer and broadcaster. In 2004, as a presenter and writer of the BBC2 series Full on Food, Stefan introduced the nation to the wilder side of gastronomy. He's worked as a TV directorm scriptwriter and comedy producer, but his strangest job was appearing naked on the cover of Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy at the age of four. He is married to the top food photographer Georgia Glynn Smith, who shot the pictures for Gastronaut in between working with the likes of Nigel Slater and Gordon Ramsay.
Release date NZ
October 20th, 2005
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
BBC Books
Pages
256
Dimensions
134x197x25
ISBN-13
9780563522720
Product ID
1674131

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