Memories with Food at Gipsy House

Memories with Food at Gipsy House This book offers an insight into the life of Roald Dahl It is a mixture of written anecdotes covering Roald Dahl s upbringing his youth and early days in Africa and his later life at home with his wi

  • Title: Memories with Food at Gipsy House
  • Author: Felicity Dahl Roald Dahl
  • ISBN: 9780670841424
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book offers an insight into the life of Roald Dahl It is a mixture of written anecdotes covering Roald Dahl s upbringing, his youth and early days in Africa and his later life at home with his wife Liccy and their numerous children, grandchildren and friends For this extensive family, there is no enjoyable way of relaxing than to share good food and wine The mThis book offers an insight into the life of Roald Dahl It is a mixture of written anecdotes covering Roald Dahl s upbringing, his youth and early days in Africa and his later life at home with his wife Liccy and their numerous children, grandchildren and friends For this extensive family, there is no enjoyable way of relaxing than to share good food and wine The meals they enjoy together round the old pine farmhouse table at Gipsy House are either fine examples of national dishes of their multicolour heritage Norway, France, Britain , or favourite recipes that have delighted three generations of discerning diners Many recipes have acquired a particular significance for the Dahl family over the years and these are introduced with reminiscences rich in nostalgia and humour The text by Roald and Liccy Dahl, their children, close family and friends, is interspersed with personal photographs and the sketches of Quentin Blake The recipes included here are for all occasions, covering family birthday parties, Christmas and Easter celebrations and demonstrating Roald s passions for chocolate, onions and wine A final chapter offers recipes for Hangman s Suppers, with contributions from Francis Bacon, P.D.James, John le Carre and Peter Ustinov among others.

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    1. I already loved Roald Dahl from his fictional stories (those for children and those for adults) and this book just made me like him even more! I don't have the palate of an Englishman, so I doubt I'll use many of the recipes (I also don't have access to many of the ingredients), but this is worth reading to get to know Dahl and his loved ones on a more personal level.

    2. One of the few books I've read more than once. First time round I dipped in and out, the second time I read cover to cover. I've also made quite a few of the recipes, all were successfully followed and tasted wonderful. I've since bought this book as a gift for friends.

    3. I loved this cookbook/memoir about food from one of my favorite Children's book authors, Roald Dahl and his wife Felicity (Liccy)! I loved all the little anecdotes about the authors' families and how they ate during WWII and afterwards. I never knew that Roald had such an impressive wine collection or was so fascinated with the history of chocolate, esp that of 1930-37, which was the Golden Age of Chocolate in the UK according to him. I always wondered about his last name as it is not very Engli [...]

    4. If you like Roald Dahl's children's books, you will love this non-fiction one for adults. This is a fun book for foodies and wine lovers. If you love his eccentricities as an author, you will see where they come from in this delightful memoir of his and his wife's animated life with their children and grandchildren, centered around the importance of good food and wine. You are totally entertained, not realising how much you are learning in the meantime. One of the few books I have read more than [...]

    5. Finishing this up on Easter Day, so here is a quote from Roald about Easter: "I used to love those [Easter egg] hunts when I was very smallere is something incredibly exciting in finding a chocolate egg wrapped in silver paper cunningly hidden in the tuft of the heather plant or in the branches of an ivy or in the bole of a hollow tree."An interesting glimpse into Dahl's life and some interesting recipes I'll add to all the others I collect.

    6. One word: delightful. This book is delightful! I LOVED the vignettes, the memories and, oh, the recipes SOUND so fine! You must read this book. Now. And the Kransekake recipe turns out really nice!

    7. I loved this book. In between and before recipes there are such great stories by Roald Dahl, Felicity, and their family members and close friends. Roald Dahl's are the best, of course. I wonder how many stories he had in his head when he passed away.

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