A Financial Times book of the year 2017
'This is the first physical manifestation of a much-loved online magazine that is a monument to Fox's obsessions. One for the bedside table.' - FINANCIAL TIMES
'This book is the product of a ludicrously obsessive and greedy mind - it is therefore an utter joy.' - JAY RAYNER
'Your consummate culinary guide' - THE GUARDIAN
'A vital work from a keen mind full to brimming with wonderful thoughts and ideas.' - JEREMY LEE
'The most original, entertaining and downright fascinating book.' - DAVE BROOM
'Exercise caution before you buy this book. In fact, be careful about even flipping it open. You think Instagram is addictive? Ha. This book is as essential and educational as it is delightful and weird, and I need someone to come rescue me immediately because I cannot seem to put the damn thing down.' - JEFF GORDINIER, FOOD & DRINKS EDITOR, ESQUIRE MAGAZINE
'Perfect for the culinarily curious.' - DIANA HENRY
'Going beyond the usual food fixations, the book is presented in a fresh, visually inventive style that will appeal to anyone with even a passing interest in food.' - DARINA ALLEN, IRISH EXAMINER
1. a large seabird with mainly white plumage, which catches fish by plunging into the water.
2. British informal, a greedy person.The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany goes beyond the usual food fixations. Presented in a fresh, visually inventive style, it will appeal to anyone with a passing interest in food - which, in this gastronomy-obsessed age, is pretty much all of us.
In this compendious hotpot of a book you'll find a guide to creating a hit food profile on Instagram, a cross-section of a tiffin box, an explainer on craft beer, the origin story of Chicken Marengo, a list of millennia-old products that are still edible today (should you be brave enough to try Irish bog butter or Ancient Egyptian honey) and many more delightful nuggets of information.
Killian Fox (Author) Killian Fox is the editor and co-founder of The Gannet and a regular contributor to the Observer Food Monthly. He grew up in northwest Ireland at a time (the 1980s) when the country was not world-renowned for its gastronomy, but somehow a keen interest in food took root. One turning point was ordering a plate of snails in France aged 11; another was a summer of indulgence in New York nine years later. He'd call himself an omnivore were it not for a lingering phobia of boiled eggs. The Gannet is a natural conduit for his shameless nosiness about other people's eating habits. He has also written for the Guardian, The Times, the New Statesman and British Airways High Life, covering music, film, literature, travel and technology as well as food. The Gannet (Author) The Gannet is an online magazine that explores people's lives through food. We are based in London but travel widely, gathering food stories from all over the world and reporting them online at TheGannet.com and in our biannual print magazine Fork in the Road. Find out more at www.thegannet.com.