A fabulous potpourri of popular writing by our top writers, on the theme of Australian cooking and eating, the vital ingredient being the entertaining quality of the prose. Through fiction, journalism, books of etiquette, letters, diaries and travel accounts, the book presents wonderful reading fodder from the eighteenth century to the present day....
|Title||:||In the Land of the Magic Pudding: A Gastronomic Miscellany|
|Number of Pages||:||272 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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In the Land of the Magic Pudding: A Gastronomic Miscellany Reviews
It's interesting to note that Australian cooks have always been creative and willing to experiment with their food. It seems they have always been good cooks and besides always loving to eat, there seems to be a rich history of those who were willing to write about food. That's where this collection really does come into its own, with snippets from works of fiction, journalism, books of etiquette, letters, diaries and travel accounts. A view through the ages of Australian gastro-culture and it's influences from taking what is local and available to following the fashions of Europe and the British Isles only to return to putting their own stamp on the gastronomic passport. It's an interesting read, and I only wished it had more input from other arenas to round out the prose selections.