TBR Lucky Dip: June

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Friday, June 10, 2011 - Save & Share - 2 Comments

As I explained in my post about reading plans for the new year, each month I’m going to be using a random number generator to select a book from my TBR pile for me to read, to help me read more widely from my shelves.

This month, the deities of www.random.org have ordained that I should read book number 147 . According to my TBR list this means that I am reading…

The Pleasures of English Food by Alan Davidson

Stargazey pie, Cheshire cheese, toffee apples, fish and chips, Sussex pond pudding, Cumberland sausages, pasties, gingerbread, dumplings, and Cox’s orange pippins are just some of the edible delights in this glorious celebration of English food from across the country and its history.  From the etiquette of afternoon tea to the origins of mince pies, from the best way to eat a Stilton to how to cook a proper Yorkshire pudding, here are both well-loved favourites and unsung heroes from the nation’s mouth-watering culinary heritage.

This is another book from the English Journeys box set that I bought earlier this year.  It’s not one I would have picked up just yet as I’m terrible at remembering to read things other than novels and memirs, so the TBR Lucky Dip has served its purpose admirably this time.  Like the first book from the set that I attempted, Through England on a Side-Saddle by Miss Celia Fiennes, this sounds just my sort of book.  Descriptions of traditional and local dishes and ingredients from all over England, combined with an investigation into their histories?  Yes please!  However, Miss Celia Fiennes was such a disappointment that I’m a bit nervous about approaching this one and I’m really hoping this one doesn’t go the same way.

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2 Responses to “TBR Lucky Dip: June”

Comment from Verity
Time June 10, 2011 at 11:17 am

I bought this set too but haven’t read ANY of them.

Comment from oldenglishrose
Time June 13, 2011 at 9:20 am

Aha, I feel a little less bad about it now! Not that their unread presence has stopped me buying more books…

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