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Sophie Dahl, one of the most glorious women on the planet, shares delicious secrets from her slinky kitchen, funny stories and favourite recipes in a beautifully illustrated hardback. With delectable recipes for each season, this luscious abundant take on food will delight women everywhere. Sophie Dahl has been both round as a Rubens and as sylphy as a sapling, through trial, error and an episode in India which needn't be discussed in detail with anyone. She lived out the latter part of her adolescence in public, and so her puppy fat, which should have been a tender family joke, became fuel for national debate. At the time this was crippling to her, and one of the reasons she moved to another country. Flirting with every food fad from Atkins to raw food, she has had both misadventures and victories in her quest to have a sound healthy relationship with food. Now in her twenty-ninth year it is suddenly simpler: Sophie cooks and eats, and does both with gusto. It can be lonely and confusing navigating food, particularly with the standards of beauty and weight that are thrust upon us by advertisers. Sophie aims to debunk some of the horrible punishing diet myths, and replace them with compassionate common sense, anecdotal stories and a lashing of healthy recipes. This is a book that doesn't encourage guilt or monastic deprivation, but celebrates the joy in food and eating. Original, funny, quirky with a bit of whimsy, this glorious book is full of wonderful anecdotes and delicious recipes and scattered with Sophie's own lovely Matisse-like line drawings that slope off the page. Key title / Sophie will promote fully on launch so extensive media coverage is expected on publication. / Serial expected with partnerYou Magazine. / Competition: French Women Don't Get Fat, Neris & India's Idiot-Proof Diet, Minus Nine to One: The Diary of an Honest Mum by Jools Oliver
Sophie Dahl was immortalised in the beloved children's classic, The BFG, by her grandfather Roald Dahl. She began modelling in 1996, after being discovered by fashion maverick Isabella Blow. In 2003 her best-selling novella, 'The Man With The Dancing Eyes' was published. Dahl is a contributing editor for Men's Vogue, and has been published in American Vogue, the Guardian, the Telegraph Magazine and The Spectator. Dahl recently moved back to England after an eight year sojourn in New York.
Praise for Playing With the Grown-Ups: 'A lush, rhapsodic coming-of-age novel.' TimeOut Praise for The Man With the Dancing Eyes: 'Sensual and satin-soft, reading it is like dropping milk chocolates into your mouth while reclining (naked, naturally) on a goosefeather eiderdown.' Hadley Freeman