This is one of Len Deighton’s classic cookstrips, the series that ran for two years ‘The Action Cookbook’ is the perfect mix of these two passions, created for the. Long before he became one of the 20th century’s leading thriller writers, Len Deighton was a top food writer. His famous “cookstrips”. Action Cook Book has 56 ratings and 8 reviews. Lee said: I was surprised and intrigued to see this book listed in The Guardian’s ’50 Best Cookbooks of Al.
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Action Cook Book, UK first edition, Sample text ‘All meat contains moisture, and the retention of this moisture means the retention of flavour. Where does one even buy calves’ brains? Retrieved from ” https: The Bachelor Food The Quick Cook chapter helpfully eases you in, and once all the basics have been covered for us clueless newbies, then there is the bulk of the book, the “action cook strips” themselves, full of recipes and helpful commentary on foods that I don My god.
Aimed at “an audience of men unskilled at knowing their way around the kitchen” the book has been described as a cult classic ckokbook the period and helped pave the transition from cooking being only for women, into bring a sophisticated expectation of a modern man.
Action Cook Book by Len Deighton
Sep 05, Lee Broderick rated it it was ok Shelves: A sandwich chart from Cook Strip Cookbook — click to enlarge. Newer Post Older Post Home. Action Cook Book by Len Deighton. Nov 10, DeCarabas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Here Len recommends half a 70 cl bottle 35 cl of hard spirit e.
In this article by Robin Strummer cookbiok DecemberLen Deighton recalls his background in food and explains the practical reasons why he started writing the cookstrips and the secret of their sustained popularity.
Len Deighton’s Action Cook Book – Wikipedia
He and his wife Ysabele divide their time between homes in Portugal and Guernsey. A taste of the action: He had his name removed from the credits of the film, however, which was a move that he later described as “stupid and infantile.
This page was last edited on 1 Decemberat Want to Read saving…. David Stoney rated it liked it May 24, One thing I love is his nothing-fancy, just-the-facts prose.
The spy who fed me: Alessandro rated it it was amazing Sep 07, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. CookbooksLen Deighton. Aug 13, Tim rated it it was amazing. Fry Like A Spy. Compiled partly from his ‘ cookstrips ‘ in a popular English broadsheet he shows how to prepare and cook a variety of meals for those who aspire to more than bacon and eggs!
Action Cook Book
Adrian Biles rated it really liked it Mar 29, It now has a great following as a fabulous piece of nostalgia as well as retaining real credibility as a genuinely useful cook book. The simplest way of cooking meat is to put it in the oven, where radiant heat dries the moisture as it comes to the surface of the meat. The Bachelor Food The Quick Cook chapter helpfully eases you in, and once all the basics actioj been covered for us clueless newbies, then there is the bulk of the book, the “action cook strips” themselves, full of recipes and helpful commentary on foods that I don’t know how to pronounce.
Eighty original recipes from the series Deighton produced for The Observer newspaper between and are reproduced in this, his most famous – and revolutionary – cookbook.
Deighton worked as an airline steward with BOAC. Action Cook Book – Summary Eighty original recipes from the series Deighton produced for The Observer newspaper between and are reproduced in this, his most famous – and revolutionary – cookbook. Published by Harper Perennial first published The cookbook was mentioned in an episode of The Supersizers Many cooks prefer to sprinkle the outside of meat with flour in order that these juices should dry rather than drip to the bottom of the pan.
Dec ocokbook, Jen Kelly added it. One of these colum I was surprised and intrigued to see this book listed in The Guardian ‘s ‘ 50 Best Cookbooks of All Time ‘ a few years ago.
Steve rated it really liked it Nov 04, When meat is heated it shrinks in bulk.
A recent Daily Telegraph interview noted: Aug 28, Catherine Dumont added it. Deighton before The Ipcress File. Because before he became famous as the thriller writer of his generation, Len Deighton had trained as a pastry chef.
I am lucky enough to have two copies of the first edition in hardback, the first in paperback and the new hardback. Following the success of his first novels, Deighton became The Observer’s cookery writer and produced illustrated cookbooks.
Mike Gloady rated it really liked it May 10, Unusual for a cookbook, a kind of hyper-male attitude designed to appeal to his male audience. It has to be said though, that I did find some of the advice as dated as its near half-century age would suggest and its tone almost as kitsch as its cover. He also wrote travel guides and became travel editor of Playboybefore cookbkok a film producer.