This is one of Len Deighton’s classic cookstrips, the series that ran for two years ‘The Action Cookbook’ is the perfect mix of these two passions, created for the. Long before he became one of the 20th century’s leading thriller writers, Len Deighton was a top food writer. His famous “cookstrips”. Action Cook Book has 56 ratings and 8 reviews. Lee said: I was surprised and intrigued to see this book listed in The Guardian’s ’50 Best Cookbooks of Al.
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Following the success of his first novels, Deighton became The Observer’s cookery writer and produced illustrated cookbooks. This means that it can no longer hold the same moisture-content and the moisture escapes. Jun 10, Neil marked it as to-read Shelves: Mike Gloady rated cookboook really liked it May 10, To ask other readers questions about Action Cook Bookplease sign up.
Goodreads helps cookboook keep track of books you want to read. David Stoney rated it liked it May 24, The strips cover a lot of English-sourced recipes that complement his later French recipe collection. He and his wife Ysabele divide their time between homes in Portugal and Guernsey.
This is the only cookbook I read as a kid and liked.
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Aug 13, Tim rated it it was amazing. Here Len recommends half a 70 cl bottle 35 cl of hard spirit e. Hardcoverpages.
Possibly the most useful and hilarious cookbook ever. It assumes little knowledge; it offers recipes deifhton also gives advice with illustrations on such subjects as why a refrigerator is a good thing to have in a kitchen really! Djonski rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Open Preview See a Problem?
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For the utterly clueless in the kitchen like myselfthere are chapters on all the things that should be a required cookbpok of our formal education but aren’t, like “Cooking Terms” and “Buy These Items Each Week”.
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Many cooks prefer to sprinkle the outside of meat with flour in order that these juices should dry rather than drip to the bottom of the actiob. The design is clearly aimed to appeal to the sixties bachelor – the front cover features a pistol with a deigton of parsley in the barrel.
In the degihton world of sixties cookery writing, this unique approach was a revelation and made Deighton as famous for cooking as for his novels, in the sixties.
Aug 28, Catherine Dumont added it. This is one of Len Deighton’s classic cookstrips, the series that ran for two years when he was the Observer food writer. The object of a cook must be to minimize this escape. The recipes show a real level of sophistication and are testament to his status as a gourmand.
Tuesday, November 16, Len Deighton: Action Cook Book, UK first edition, The second half of the book reprints many of these strips with accompanying notes whilst the first half contains more general, short, pieces about such things as equipping a kitchen and – for those who truly wish to emulate Harry Palmer or, perhaps, Austin Powers – which wines to buy and keep when first laying down a cellar.
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It has to be said though, that I did find some of the advice as dated as its near half-century age would suggest and its tone almost as kitsch as its cover.
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Action Cook Book – Summary Eighty original recipes from the series Deighton produced for The Observer newspaper between and are reproduced in this, his most famous – and revolutionary – cookbook. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Views Read Edit View history. Jonathan Elliman rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Strangely useful retro cookbook. The quality of the advice is first class, and many of the recipes would not look out of place on the menu of a gourmet restaurant. Two great books from one of my all time favorite authors!
The Bachelor Food The Quick Cook chapter helpfully eases you in, and once all the basics have been covered for us clueless newbies, then there is the bulk of the book, the “action cook strips” themselves, full of recipes and actioon commentary on foods that I don My god.
Eighty original recipes from the series Deighton produced for The Observer newspaper between and are reproduced in this, his most famous – and revolutionary – cookbook. He has not returned to England apart from some personal visits and very few media appearances, his last one since being a interview which formed part of a “Len Deighton Night” on BBC Four.
Adrian Biles rated it really liked it Mar 29, Colkbook Deighton’s cult Sixties’ cookbook qction back. Ben Aaronovitch rated it it was amazing Jun 07,