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The Resource Fasting and feasting : the life of visionary food writer Patience Gray, Adam Federman

Fasting and feasting : the life of visionary food writer Patience Gray, Adam Federman

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Fasting and feasting : the life of visionary food writer Patience Gray
Title
Fasting and feasting
Title remainder
the life of visionary food writer Patience Gray
Statement of responsibility
Adam Federman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
For more than thirty years, Patience Gray--author of the celebrated cookbook Honey from a Weed--lived in a remote area of Puglia in southernmost Italy. She was fond of saying that she wrote only for herself and her friends, yet her growing reputation brought a steady stream of international visitors to her door. This simple and isolated life she chose for herself may help explain her relative obscurity when compared to the other great food writers of her time. So it is not surprising that when Gray died in 2005, the BBC described her as an "almost forgotten culinary star." Yet her influence, particularly among chefs and other food writers, has had a lasting and profound effect on the way we view and celebrate good food and regional cuisines
Summary
In Fasting and Feasting, biographer Adam Federman tells the remarkable—and until now untold—life story of Patience Gray: from her privileged and intellectual upbringing in England, to her trials as a single mother during World War II, to her career working as a designer, editor, translator, and author, and describing her travels and culinary adventures in later years. A fascinating and spirited woman, Patience Gray was very much a part of her times but very clearly ahead of them
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017
Biography type
individual biography
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10578863
Cataloging source
DLC
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1979-
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Federman, Adam
Dewey number
  • 641.5092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Gray, Patience
  • Gray, Patience
  • Food writers
  • Food writers
  • Great Britain
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Culinary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Target audience
adult
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the life of visionary food writer Patience Gray
Label
Fasting and feasting : the life of visionary food writer Patience Gray, Adam Federman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Thomas Gray -- Edge of an abyss -- Hampstead -- Plats du jour -- The European scene -- Departures -- Beyond and away -- To work is to live -- Fin du monde -- A new life -- An image of wilderness -- Honey from a weed -- Discovering the Salento -- Reflections -- Things are sacred
Control code
ocn961160466
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
371 pages, 16 numbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781603586085
Isbn Type
()
Lccn
2017001558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961160466
Label
Fasting and feasting : the life of visionary food writer Patience Gray, Adam Federman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- Thomas Gray -- Edge of an abyss -- Hampstead -- Plats du jour -- The European scene -- Departures -- Beyond and away -- To work is to live -- Fin du monde -- A new life -- An image of wilderness -- Honey from a weed -- Discovering the Salento -- Reflections -- Things are sacred
Control code
ocn961160466
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
371 pages, 16 numbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781603586085
Isbn Type
()
Lccn
2017001558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961160466

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