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Re: Cookery books

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:18 pm

I just came to say I’d now seen the book article online

I am tempted by Claudia Roden and Rachel Roddy, though bemused as to why the reviewer(Killian Fox) thought working through pasta A to Z would be “a gimmick”, wouldn’t like to try finding anything in his record collection :D

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Re: Cookery books

Postby scullion » Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:41 am

liketocook wrote: I'm hoping Santa brings me the Stanley Tucci book.

i think i heard that it's the book of the week, on radio 4, next week.

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Re: Cookery books

Postby liketocook » Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:05 pm

scullion wrote:
liketocook wrote: I'm hoping Santa brings me the Stanley Tucci book.

i think i heard that it's the book of the week, on radio 4, next week.

Oh thanks for the heads up :thumbsup

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Re: Cookery books

Postby Stokey Sue » Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:56 pm

Astonishing short thread by The Sunday Time on Twitter (you don't need to be on Twitter to read) that leads to a paywalled article about Jamie O

https://twitter.com/ST_Culture/status/1 ... 21541?s=20

But this is the message

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I had a suspicion that writing cookbooks was a mug's game unless you are Delia, Jamie, or Nigella, but I hadn't appreciated it was this bad

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Re: Cookery books

Postby Pepper Pig » Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:33 pm

I think they may actually be the same figures for non-fiction books in general.

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Re: Cookery books

Postby Earthmaiden » Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:42 pm

I agree, PP. I think the market for anything is so swamped by internet that people only 'find' things that get really good PR across the range of media these days. Out of 5,000 cookery books, only a small percentage will.

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Re: Cookery books

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:28 am

Pepper Pig wrote:I think they may actually be the same figures for non-fiction books in general.

Yes and no - I suspect it’s quite extreme within a single genre

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