Love and Hunger: Thoughts on the gift of food
by Charlotte Wood
The award-winning author of The Children and Animal People, explores the solitary and shared pleasures of cooking and eating in an ode to good food, prepared and presented with minimum fuss and maximum love.
‘A love of food oozes from Charlotte’s every pore in this wonderful book. Her recipes and ideas come with great practical advice but even better her warmth and emotional honesty reflect the generosity of food and continually made me smile (sometimes with nudging tears).
‘So many tidbits shared, so many ‘aha’ moments and things I needed to know!’ – Maggie Beer
‘What’s important is the fact of eating together – the gathering at the table, the conviviality.’
Love & Hunger is a distillation of everything Charlotte Wood has learned over more than twenty years about cooking and the pleasures of simple food well made. In this age of gastro-porn and the fetishisation of food, the pressure to be as expert as the chefs we’ve turned into celebrities can feel overwhelming.
An instant antidote to such madness is this wise and practical book – an ode to good food, prepared and presented with minimum fuss and maximum love.
- Year of Publication: 2012
- Genre: Non-Fiction
- Audience: Adult