Cooking With Fernet Branca

Cooking With Fernet Branca

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"Provokes the sort of indecorous involuntary laughter that has more in common with sneezing than chuckling. Imagine a British John Waters crossed with David Sedaris."-- The New York Times

Gerald Samper, an effete English snob, has his own private hilltop in Tuscany where he wiles away his time working as a ghostwriter for celebrities and inventing wholly original culinary concoctions--including ice cream made with garlic and the bitter, herb-based liqueur of the book's title. Gerald's idyll is shattered by the arrival of Marta, on the run from a crime-riddled former Soviet republic. A series of hilarious misunderstands brings this odd couple into ever closer and more disastrous proximity.
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2005, c2004.
ISBN: 9781933372013
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hamilton James 2005
Characteristics: 281 p. ;,21 cm.


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Apr 29, 2015

I can't remember why I picked up this book but am sure glad I did: the writing is hilarious, characters a riot, and the recipes a vomitous delight. Highly recommend to anyone with a dry sense of humor.

Apr 13, 2010

Very, very funny. A parody of books by ex-pat Brits who have moved to the continental countryside (Tuscany, Provence, Spain....)


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