Plenty: Digressions on Food

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Lantern, 2004 - Cooking - 312 pages
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Gay Bilson's name is synonymous with the revolution in Australian cooking and restaurant life that began in the 1970s. Her food is legendary, as are her informed and passionate observations about food and culture. Plenty is a rare feast for the mind and senses: sharply personal memories and musings, including the years at the Bon Gout, Berowra Waters Inn and Bennelong restaurants in Sydney; perceptive portraits of eminent chefs and food writers; and, throughout, a sustained reflection on the significance of preparing and sharing food.Gay Bilson's writing is in turn cerebral and sensuous, analytical and celebratory, purposeful and playfully digressive. This book, like the best restaurants, offers pleasure and nourishment in equal measure.

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User Review  - Anne_Green - LibraryThing

"Plenty" is a good title for this book, in that it's plentiful in ideas, thoughts, observations and opinions - not all of which I agreed with (I can't quite come at some of the meat-centric dishes she ... Read full review

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Contents

Early Watermelon is not fruit
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Caft society in the Antipodes Tonys Bon Gout
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Fonds de cuisine Berowra Waters Inn
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