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Red Sauce Brown Sauce: A British Breakfast Odyssey Hardcover – 9 Jun. 2022
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The charming and joyful follow-up book from ‘the nation’s taster in chief,’ Felicity Cloake.
If there’s one thing that truly unites Britain, from Aberdeen to Aberystwyth, St Ives to St Pancras, it’s an obsession with breakfast.
We all have an opinion on the merits of brown sauce versus ketchup on our morning bacon sarnie. In this eagerly awaited follow-up to One More Croissant for the Road, the nation’s favourite taster-in-chief Felicity Cloake sets off on a cycle trip of condimental proportions to investigate and celebrate the legendary Great British Breakfast. Travelling the length and breadth of the UK to establish once and for all what makes a perfect fry-up, she rates them on criteria from the crispness of the bacon to how long they keep her pedalling. But a woman cannot live by All Day Breakfast alone, so as well as recipes for the Savoy's Omelette Arnold Bennett and proper Scottish porridge, she lavishes her attention on the regional specialities she encounters along the way, from a desi breakfast in Birmingham to a Greggs Geordie stottie cake. This is a freewheeling gastronomical tour like no other.
Eaten with as much relish in The Wolseley on Piccadilly as in Glasgow’s University Cafe, Britain loves nothing more than a good breakfast. The only question is: what do you have with yours?
From the Publisher
‘As a greedy woman who loves cycling around the country in search of double and even triple breakfasts, I was delighted by this book about a greedy woman, cycling around the countryside, looking for several square meals a day. In an era when too many fully grown adults munch through instant microwave oats, overpackaged biscuits or simply skip eating altogether, Cloake is making the case for a cooked, regional, calorie-packed kick off, both as a treat for your senses and as a way of supporting smaller, traditional food producers…funny, enlightening and evocative.’ Nell Frizzell, The Guardian
‘A bible for breakfast lovers.’ The Scotsman
Praise for ‘One More Croissant for the Road’
‘Joyful, life-affirming, greedy. I loved it.’ Diana Henry
‘Wonderfully written.’ Anna Jones
‘Felicity Cloake’s Tour de France is a triumph. It is full of greed and wit, jam packed with priceless practical information, and peppered with a sense of adventure and wonder. I love it.’ Yotam Ottolenghi
‘From start to finish, this book is a joy: the perfect antidote to a world of diets and bad news.’ Bee Wilson
About the Author
Felicity Cloake is the multi award-winning author of the Guardian’s long-running How to Make the Perfect series, the New Statesman’s food column and six books, the most recent of which, One More Croissant for the Road, was shortlisted for the Fortnum and Mason food book of the year award, as well as being a Radio 4 Book of the Week. Red Sauce, Brown Sauce is her hotly awaited follow up.
- Publisher : Mudlark (9 Jun. 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0008413657
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008413651
- Dimensions : 14.1 x 3.3 x 22.2 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 4,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As one might put it, the perfect scrambled egg ... with bits of shell that weren't scooped out.
Felicity has really excelled herself here - to be honest , I’d buy this for the chapter on Captain Beany alone . The writing is erudite , witty and flows along like any good rollicking journey should . However , that’s absolutely not an easy style to achieve , but this book has it in spades . Felicity Cloake takes us along the highways and byways of Britain in research of British Breakfast and its cultural heritage . Her research is fascinating , and is , properly done research , and her eventful travels with Eddy , sometimes more off than on , are a delight ( okay I’m biased because I’m a cyclist ) . However there is something for everyone here . Buy the book ! ( Oh yes , and the audiobook is pretty damn good too ) .
Love Felicity’s column in the guardian and now am hooked. About to finish this book and now ordered “One croissant for the road”.