By (author) Stefan Gates
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Gastronaut by Stefan Gates
Book DescriptionGastronaut is an irreverent journey through the crazy, twisted, mixed-up world of food. Its full of extraordinary, extravagant and bizarre culinary experiences, arcane information and practical recipes for spectacular food. Each of us will spend 16 per cent of our waking lives cooking and eating. That time is far too precious to waste on chores, so why not turn cooking into an adventure? This book of strange and wonderful gastronomic quests will help you do just that. If you've ever wondered how to stage a Bacchanalian orgy in the comfort of your own home, how to make a bum sandwich, how to cook a whole pig underground, smoke salmon in a biscuit-tin, cook with gold, woodlice, reindeer, guinea pig, aftershave or breastmilk, or whether its true that you cant teach a grandmother to suck eggs the answers are here. This isnt a work of fiction or hyperbole. Gastronaut is thoroughly researched, tested and illustrated throughout. It also includes a survey that lifts the lid, Kinsey-style, on the real eating habits of the nation. If cannibalism were legal, which famous person would most people like to eat? What foods make us fart? Do people genuinely like their pasta al dente? Can men lactate? Gastronaut is perfect for people who are fascinated by food, who love the wilder side of cooking, who yearn for adventure or who, frankly, just like showing off.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780563522720
(197mm x 134mm x 25mm)
Imprint: BBC Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stefan Gates
Incredible Edibles, Paperback (September 2012)
Become a food adventurer with gastronaut, Stefan Gates!
Extraordinary Cookbook, Hardback (October 2010)
A cookbook for food with extra sparkle, full of bold, delectable and sometimes surprising recipes to create unforgettable meals. It combines unusual-sounding meals that the author has invented or discovered on his culinary travels for the BBC, with simple classics that offer something magical.
Stefan Gates on Es, Paperback (April 2010)
E621, E160a carotene, E160d lycopene, E101 riboflavin, E300 ascorbic acid, E330 citric acid, and E296 malic acid are the ingredients of an everyday, ordinary tomato. E249 is used to preserve bacon, another option is crystallized human urine. This work celebrates 'E's', the additives and preservatives that make up Britain's most feared ingredients.
Gastronaut, Paperback / softback (April 2006)» View all books by Stefan Gates
An irreverent journey through the culinary world of the exotic, the bizarre, and the truly extraordinary, "Gastronaut" is equal parts cookbook and quest book. This hilarious journey through some of the strangest food experiences, past and present, is divided into three levels of escalating difficulty.
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Author Biography - Stefan Gates
Stefan Gates is a writer and broadcaster. In 2004, as a presenter and writer of the BBC2 series Full on Food, Stefan introduced the nation to the wilder side of gastronomy. He's worked as a TV directorm scriptwriter and comedy producer, but his strangest job was appearing naked on the cover of Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy at the age of four. He is married to the top food photographer Georgia Glynn Smith, who shot the pictures for Gastronaut in between working with the likes of Nigel Slater and Gordon Ramsay.
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