Freud on Food
29 April 2010
All his life Clement Freud was passionate about food. In his first ever full-length book originally published in 1978, recipe and anecdote jostle each other for the reader’s attention. It contains numerous compulsive recipes for dishes as varied as Billybi, Cider Duck, Boiled Leg of Lamb with Caper Sauce, and Strawberry Romanoff and brims, all the while, with his hallmark wit and humour.
Freud on Food is divided into sections that take the reader from starter to main course through a variety of fish, poultry, game and meat dishes, to garnishes, sauces and vegetables and finally fruits and ‘sweet talk’. Unusual suggestions for special occasions such as dinner parties, picnics, Sunday lunch and weekend breakfast also abound with advice served up in inimitably dry and deadpan humour.
Freud on Food is a book to be dipped into or read from cover to cover and, either way, is a heart-warming reminder of Clement Freud’s great zest for life and love of good food.