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Pie Fidelity


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A passionate, heartfelt journey through British food and the formative dishes that made a nation.

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Pete Brown is a middle-class north London foodie, who grew up working-class in Barnsley. He may well now speak fluent ramen and conversational kimchi, but he does so with a thick fish-and-chips accent. He has written several books on food and drink, including Man Walks into a Pub, Three Sheets to the Wind, and The Apple Orchard. His discriminating palate has led him to be a judge in the Great Taste Awards and the Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards, and a frequent contributor to Radio 4's Food Programme.


The book examines a series of traditional British meals with Hornby's geeky obsessiveness and Orwell's incisive class observation ... His prose is engaging, his storytelling effortless ... Brown writes beautifully and fondly of every dish in a way that will have you desperate to taste it again at the end of each chapter. This historical information he weaves around the food is plentiful, accurate and worn lightly, and his observations are fresh and provocative. * Financial Times *
Part Nigel Slater, part Bill Bryson, and wholly delicious...Funny, informative and written with passion, Pie Fidelity is a love poem to all that's great in British cooking. * Mail on Sunday *
A heart-felt book that makes an important point without false pride or sentimentality. When it comes to food, we're better than we think. * The Times *
Genuinely revealing...Brown evokes the emotionalism of eating * Guardian *
As much as his book is a reflection of his experiences, reading it inevitably leads the reader to examine their own past, and how food defines who we are, or used to be * Waitrose Weekend Magazine *
Brown is a natural raconteur... this memoir mixed with a "defence of British food" sees him at his funniest and most insightful. Highly recommended * Sunday Times, Food Book of the Month *
Brilliant, funny... loving every page -- Dave Myers, The Hairy Bikers
[Praise for The Apple Orchard] An absorbing love letter to the English apple tree...lyrical and joyful * TLS *
[Praise for The Apple Orchard] Wonderful, revelatory ... very moving -- Sheila Dillon * BBC Radio 4 *
[Praise for The Apple Orchard] Delightful... impassioned, patriotic, richly informed * Sunday Times *

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