9781849891684

Eating Out – By Staying In

A Culinary Canter Through The Cuisines of Twelve Countries

by Keith Taylor

£3.99



ISBN: 9781849891684
  • Word Count70,000
  • Page Count218
  • Illustrations240 Colour Pages

This entertaining and humourous book is laid out in twelve country chapters – each chapter detailing recipes and suggesting menus, from that country, thus effectively giving you a choice of twelve ethnic restaurants to imitate. The countries are: Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Greece, Turkey, Goa, India, Thailand, China and North America. Within each chapter are detailed recipes using that country’s local ingredients, allowing the choice to construct a one, two or three course ethnic meal – Firstly a soup and starter, then a choice between fish or shellfish in a seafood section. For the main course choice recipes are provided using the following as their dominant ingredient: Beef, Lamb, and Pork (where permitted) Chicken, Game, Offal and a Veggie option. Finally a pudding recipe is offered. Penned by a retired grumpy Old Man as a guide for fellow harassed males allowing them to transport and manufacture their favorite cuisine to their own dining room – instead of traveling miles to find an ethnic restaurant in which to spend a fortune on grub they can easily cook themselves – saving a good few quid and allowing them to do their impression of the late and much lamented Keith Floyd, without worrying about the boys in blue on the way home, also putting them on their bride’s team, providing they clean up after themselves in HER kitchen…

About the Author

Keith Taylor was born in 1939 and is quick to point out that he had nothing to do with the subsequent events in that year. Educated at Barnard Castle Public school, following both his grandfather and father, his survival instincts where finely honed, aiding his morphing into a career in International Sales and Marketing consultancy. Having met his “bride” as he still lovingly refers to her, on a Saturday in Johannesburgh he promptly married her the following Wednesday “just in case someone else did”. Two fine warrior sons, Angus and Jaimie, added further joy which is evident still after 44 years. Keith and “the Bride” conceived and implemented a unique restaurant in the lovely coastal North Nothumbrian village of Embleton, never serving a steak, chips or cooked vegetables, playing opera and the occasional fool. Sara’s Kitchen is still longingly remembered after failing health dictated its closure. Now retired (some would say he retired when he left school) Keith is fulfilling his destiny in developing into a grumpy old man scribbling in the hope of making the odd quid or to support “The Olde Ship” public bar - and thanks you for your contribution to such a noble cause.