|Kitchen Essays by Agnes Jekyll|
|Kitchen Essays by Agnes Jekyll - No.2|
Agnes Jekyll's gift for friendship and organisational skills made her an excellent hostess.
Helen Garlick reads three more extracts from Kitchen Essays, published in The Times in 1922, in which Lady Jekyll passes on 'some of the wit and wisdom of her clever and imaginative housekeeping'.
|Relish: My Life on a Plate - Prue Leith|
|Countryman's Cooking - W.M.W. Fowler|
|Edward Trencom's Nose - Giles Milton|
|The Perfect Egg - Aldo Buzzi|
|"Done, finished, you lose it!"|
|Dumas on Food|
|The Table Comes First|
Adam Gopnik's The Table Comes First is a witty meditation on life and food. It is subtitled Family, France and the Meaning of Food. Jesse Thompson reads two extracts here.
You can also see Adam Gopnik in conversation with Fergus Henderson, who unwittingly gave him the title for his book, in our Watch section.
|Life Is Meals|
Screenwriter, novelist, award winner, journalist, playwright… just a few of the words that describe the literary careers of James and Kay Salter. They are also responsible for one of the most delightful musings on food in print, Life Is Meals: A Food Lover's Day Book published by Knopf.
Whether writing about Peanut Butter, The Sandwich, Samuel Johnson's appetite for good eating or The Siege Of Paris this quirky collection is unequalled in its information, erudition and utter originality.
Extracts from the book are read by their son, the actor Theo Salter. Enjoy!