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Author: James Hamilton-Paterson
ISBN: 193337201X
Language: English
Pages: 281 pages
Category: Humor
Publisher: Europa Editions; Fifth Edition edition (September 1, 2005)
Rating: 4.3
Formats: mobi txt lrf lit
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JAMES HAMILTON-PATERSON Cooking With Fernet Branca To Lyn Rogers and Peter Field ‘I’m interested in things that are none of my business, and I’m bored by things that are important to.

JAMES HAMILTON-PATERSON Cooking With Fernet Branca To Lyn Rogers and Peter Field ‘I’m interested in things that are none of my business, and I’m bored by things that are important t. JAMES HAMILTON-PATERSON. Cooking With Fernet Branca. To Lyn Rogers and Peter Field. I’m interested in things that are none of my business, and I’m bored by things that are important to know.

James Hamilton-Paterson. However, if I’d hoped he was going to give up on me as I had on him I was mistaken. Frankie phoned to say he was still as keen as ever that I should write his autobiography for him. Apparently Nanty. claimed I had ‘the right vibes’ as well as having come up with the perfect name for his re-vamped group. Did he tell you about the UFO he’s convinced he saw here?’. Oh yes. He says it’s changed his life. He’s thrilled to bits. I suppose you know he’s quite off his head, Frankie?’. I take that for granted in celebrities.

Hamilton-Paterson quickly seduces the reader with perfectly captured acerbic tone and timing. Provokes a sort of indecorous involuntary laughter… Imagine a British John Waters crossed with David Sedaris.

Michael Dibdin savours James Hamilton-Paterson's witty recipe for disaster among British expats, Cooking With Fernet Branca. But the principal icon of strangeness is named in the title. For those unfamiliar with Fernet Branca, it might be described as a syrupy alcoholic liqueur flavoured with what tastes like a mixture of aromatherapy essences and dilute Marmite. In small doses it can be quite effective as a hangover palliative, but no one in their right minds would dream of knocking back tumbler after tumbler of the stuff. Gerald and Marta do it all the time, including lunchtime.

Cooking with Fernet Branca book. James Hamilton-Paterson's first novel, "Gerontius," won the Whitbread Award. He is an acclaimed author of nonfiction books, including "Seven-Tenths," "Three Miles Down," and "Playing with Water," He currently lives in Italy.

James Hamilton-Paterson was born on 6 November 1941 in London, England. Cooking with Fernet Branca (2004). Amazing Disgrace (2006). Rancid Pansies (2008). His father was a neurosurgeon who treated the Aga Khan and provided the inspiration for the poem 'Disease', for which Hamilton-Paterson was awarded the Newdigate Prize. A mixture of art, science, history and philosophy, this book is a deep, abstract lament on loss and the loss of meaning. In 2000, he returned to the magazine industry as a science columnist for Das Magazin (Zurich) for two years before becoming a science columnist for Die Weltwoche. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. 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. 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.

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by James Hamilton-Paterson. If you have ever wondered what the 'extra' in 'extra virgin olive oil' really means then this is the book for you. Set in Tuscany it features a series of comic misunderstandings between two warring neighbours. They take turns to tell the story and you will soon learn not to trust either of them completely!

James Hamilton-Paterson lives and works in Italy.

James Hamilton-Paterson lives and works in Italy. He is the author of several novels, including Loving Monsters and Gerontius, winner of the Whitbread Best First Novel Award in 1989, a collection of essays dedicated to the lost grandeur of the sea entitled Seven-Tenths, and several non-fiction books including America’s Boy, a study of Ferdinand Marcos and the Philippines.

“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.
Comments (7)
Hallolan
This is one of my favorite books ever! It is clever, quirky, odd and rip roaringly hilarious. Gerald and Marta's relationship is so fun to witness that I was sad to see this book end!

Having said that though, I can see where this humor may not appeal to everyone. It can be dry and subtle but once you put it together it makes you laugh out loud! If you like the comedy of the BBC - Ab Fab, Fawlty Towers, Monty Python, Eddie Izzard - then this is a book for you. If you don't find humor in those shows / comedians, you may not enjoy this in it's full hilarity either.

This book made me so curious about Fernet Branca, I ran right out and bought a bottle. I'll save my review on that so you can taste it for yourself. ;)
Cala
I have recommended this novel to many people. It is knock-down drag-out hilarious. Maybe too English for English people, but great for the rest of us. Hamilton-Paterson shouldn't be forgotten.
Hadadel
What a pleasant surprise this book was! I can't remember how I stumbled upon it, but it was a delight. If you like quirky characters, this one is for you. There aren't too many books that make me laugh out loud (think David Sedaris), but this one did. I enjoyed it enough to order the sequels in paperback!
Delalbine
The first in a trilogy of very, very funny novels by an extremely talented writer. His asides and observations are both pithy (I'm NOT lisping) and humorous. An adroit, observant, charming essayist of a novelist. His recipe for Panda Paws ("...discard the rest of the animal") soaked in"tikkhu" juice, the fermentation of which attract tigers and bamboo wolves "...so you had better mount a sentry..."
is hilarious. The whole damn book is hilarious. Buy it!
Androwyn
Most of the book is very funny. Many laugh out loud moments. The writing and characters are very believable especially for someone like myself that watches a lot of British TV and reads British novelist. So, Gerry fits the bill of the quintisential English bachelor. Recommended to my book club and we review it next month. My daughter gave it to me for my birthday. Great gift!!
Uylo
This book was hilarious. Well written. Written from 2 points of view which worked well. I started the sequel which is less effective. Also, there are intermittently dispersed some of the worst recipes you could imagine. They are brilliant "mussels with chocolat" for example. They are also very precisely written with insane instructions like 11/2 eggs. Great book. Really dry humor. Loved it! Wish it was available on Kindle.
Nahelm
This is a very clever sendup of all those ghastly books about Finding Yourself In Tuscany, With Recipes. The author skewers the language of travel and of cookery ('boning a Jack Russell is a difficult job') while at the same time satirising a number of other targets including Eurotrash, obscure operas and the self-importance of the Brits abroad. Making this kind of satire work demands the precision of a Swiss watchmaker, and Hamilton-Paterson certainly has this kind of forensic skill. Highly recommended.
This is a witty, hysterical book that would please any reader who loves the oddity in human behavior. If you are a Seinfeld fan or love Tina Fey, you'll go for this series.