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How to Eat Out

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781848949874

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 24th May 2012

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General

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It has taken Giles Coren a lifetime to master the art of eating out.
From a lonely childhood spent in restaurant car parks, peering in at a magical world of chickens in baskets and butter in little foil squares, to belching his way through fifty pointless manifestations of nitrogen-chilled excreta at ‘the best restaurant in the world’, to the sticky corner of Bangkok’s Chinatown where he sat his own baby daughter down in front of her first jellied iguana foot and was genuinely surprised when she didn’t like it, Coren has experienced pretty much everything a restaurant can throw at you, and thrown it right back. Or at least caught it, sniffed it, and bagged it up for later.
Bad waiters, bum tables, little rip-offs, big cons, old fish, cheap meat, yesterday’s soup and tomorrow’s gastroenteritis… Coren tells you how to avoid the lot, and even come out of it with free champagne and a dish named after you by way of apology.
It doesn’t matter if it’s fish and chips, takeaway pizza, a medieval banquet with Sue Perkins or a slap-up nosh at the Hotel de Posh, there is always a right way and wrong way to do it. How to Eat Out is a bit of both.

Reviews

Am LOVING How To Eat Out
@Nigella_Lawson
Sorry it had to end. Loved every minute. Emotional now. More please. And soon.
@realnigelslater
It's as funny as hell, and had me laughing and crying at the same time.
Good Housekeeping
Can't recommend this enough to those who love eating out, travel, food; and most of all, who just like to have a really good chuckle.
Rachel Khoo
An unexpected joy. I found myself wiping away a tear as he describes a meal out with mum and dad, and hooting with laughter over the bile-flecked airline food chapter.
The Independent