Wasted Calories and Ruined Nights

A Journey Deeper into Dining Hell


Author: Jay Rayner

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 1783351772

Category: Humor

Page: 96

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Includes Le Cinq, Beast and Farm Girl Café, and a new introduction by the author. Jay Rayner isn't just a trifle irritated. He is eye-gougingly, bone-crunchingly, teeth-grindingly angry. And admit it, that's why you picked up this book, isn't it? Because you aren't really interested in glorious prose poems celebrating the finest dining experiences known to humanity, are you? You want him to suffer abysmal cooking, preferably at eye-watering prices, so you can gorge on the details and luxuriate in vicarious displeasure. You're in luck. Revel in Jay's misfortune as he is subjected to dreadful meat cookery with animals that died in vain, gravies full of casual violence and service that redefines the word 'incompetent'. He hopes you enjoy reading his reviews of these twenty miserable meals a damn sight more than he didn't enjoy experiencing them.

My Last Supper

One Meal, a Lifetime in the Making


Author: Jay Rayner

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 1783351489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

View: 3186

You're about to die. What would your final meal be? This question has long troubled Jay Rayner. As a man more obsessed with his lunch than is strictly necessary, the idea of a showpiece last supper is a tantalising prospect. But wouldn't knowledge of your imminent demise ruin your appetite? So, Jay decided to cheat death. The plan was simple: he would embark on a journey through his life in food in pursuit of the meal to end all meals. It's a quest that takes him from necking oysters on the Louisiana shoreline to forking away the finest French pastries in Tokyo, and from his earliest memories of snails in garlic butter, through multiple pig-based banquets, to the unforgettable final meal itself. My Last Supper is both a hugely entertaining account of a life built around mealtimes and a fascinating global exploration of our relationship with what we eat. It is the story of one hungry man, in eight courses.

Climbing: Expedition Planning


Author: Clyde Soles

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594853002

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 8670

CLICK HERE to download the chapter on "Mountain Living: Personal Gear" from Climbing: Expedition Planning * Loaded with advice, practical examples and anecdotes for planning an expedition * Addresses both large and small expedition groups * Packed with demonstrative photographs, questionnaires, and a thorough checklist Climbing: Expedition Planning covers everything from where and when to go, to how to build a team by considering strengths, personalities, leadership skills, motivation, and commitment. It provides comprehensive information on all the elements of an expedition you need to consider including gear, medicine, food, permits, visas, length and timing of expedition, transportation, rescue options, porters and guides, and expedition style types.

Becoming John

Anorexia's Not Just For Girls


Author: John Evans

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462878000

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

View: 3158

What image comes to mind when you think of Anorexia? Size Zero models floating down the catwalk? Pictures of celebrities in magazines plastered with headlines screaming “Thin”, “Starvation”, “Skeleton”? Or a young girl, wasting away in front of those who love her, desperately trying to be thin? I’m sure very few of you will see a young man pounding the treadmill to get rid of an extra few calories. Nor will you think of the same young man throwing his dinner in the bin because the thought of eating anything repulses him. These are the images that John Evans thinks of every day, because John Evans is that young man, and Anorexia Nervosa has been his life for fifteen years. In Becoming John: Anorexia’s Not Just For Girls, John seeks to explode the myth that Eating Disorders are a female-only problem. Frustrated at the dearth of literature devoted to the subject of Eating Disorders in males, he has attempted to fill that void, at least in part. There are many thousands of male sufferers in Britain, some suffering in silence, some receiving treatment, some, like the author, on the road to recovery. It is hoped that “Becoming John” will at least provide a voice for this men and maybe even help some of those with no idea of where to turn to or where to find the strength to seek help. Tracing his illness from its origins in the sadness and bullying of his childhood through to the obsessions and the rituals of his adult life, John details how his relationship with Anorexia became the most important factor in his existence. Extracts from his diary detail the struggles of his four-month inpatient admission, attempting to battle his demons and to carve his niche as the only male on a ten-patient ward. John’s story details the occasional highs and much more pervasive lows of living with Anorexia, ever aware of the damage being done but feeling utterly impotent when looking for a way to fight back. By sharing his Eating Disorder with a public audience, John hopes to further weaken the hold it has over him, because nothing hurts Anorexia more than being exposed and being attacked from all angles. Maybe too, you may find something within these pages that helps you better understand the mind of an anorexic, whether you be a Health Care Professional, a carer, or someone who, like John at the start of his journey, just can’t understand why they don’t eat something. Becoming John: Anorexia’s Not Just For Girls is a rollercoaster of emotions and belief, of fight and of hopelessness. Something in these pages will touch you, something in these pages could help you fight back. For a review of "Becoming John" from MenGetEDsToo.co.uk, follow this link http://mengetedstoo.co.uk/%e2%80%9canorexia-is-a-memory-not-my-master%e2%80%9d-a-review-of-%e2%80%98becoming-john-anorexia%e2%80%99s-not-just-for-girls%e2%80%99-by-nick-watts

Your First Cruise

A Complete Guide to Planning and Attaining the Perfect Cruise Vacation


Author: T. Brian Chatfield

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601381514

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 332

View: 9107

[Tells] first-time cruisers what to expect at every point in their vacation.

So Much for That

A Novel


Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061978494

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 606

“Shriver has a gift for creating real and complicated characters… A highly engrossing novel.” — San Francisco Chronicle From New York Times bestselling author Lionel Shriver (The Post-Birthday World, We Need to Talk About Kevin), comes a searing, deeply humane novel about a crumbling marriage resurrected in the face of illness, and a family’s struggle to come to terms with disease, dying, and the obscene cost of medical care in modern America.



Author: Henry Robinson Luce

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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