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Pedant in the Kitchen, the (2003) [Textbook]
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The Pedant's ambition is simple. He wants to cook tasty, nutritious food; he wants not to poison his friends; and he wants to expand, slowly and with pleasure, his culinary repertoire. A stern critic of himself and others, he knows he is never going to invent his own recipes (although he might, in a burst of enthusiasm, occasionally increase the quantity of a favourite ingredient). Rather, he is a recipe-bound follower of the instructions of others.

It is in his interrogations of these recipes, and of those who create them, that the Pedant's true pedantry emerges. How big, exactly, is a 'lump'? Is a 'slug' larger than a 'gout'? When does a 'drizzle' become a downpour? And what is the difference between slicing and chopping?

This book is a witty and practical account of Julian Barnes' search for gastronomic precision. It is a quest that leaves him seduced by Jane Grigson, infuriated by Nigel Slater; charmed by the recipes of Edouard de Pomiane; and reassured by Mrs Beeton's Victorian virtues. The Pedant in the Kitchen is a perfect comfort for anyone who has ever been defeated by a cookbook.

Original title: The Pedant in the Kitchen
Original languages: English

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Pedant in the Kitchen, the (2003)
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Language: English

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Pedant in the Kitchen, the (2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Atlantic Books UK
ISBN: 9781843542407
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.6 x 0.5 in
Pages: 136

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Pedant in the Kitchen, the (2003)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Guardian Books
ISBN: 9781843542391
Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.1 x 0.8 in
Pages: 135

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