Two Fat Ladies - Obsessions: Over 150 Recipes Featuring Their Favourite Foods and Heartfelt Passions

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9780091870737: Two Fat Ladies - Obsessions: Over 150 Recipes Featuring Their Favourite Foods and Heartfelt Passions

Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson are two opinionated, forthright, eccentric ladies; they also know an awful lot about food. In this totally reformatted book (once again tied-in to their primetime BBC, Food Network and ABC TV series), they turn their attention to what turns them on, choosing 30 of their favourite ingredients from cherries and asparagus to steak and scallops. Including over 150 recipes, the book provides unique insight into how these formidable women cook and goes a long way to explaining why they are passionate about what they do.

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You know them from their eponymous hit television series and their three previous cookbooks: Cooking with the Two Fat Ladies, The Two Fat Ladies Ride Again, and The Two Fat Ladies Full Throttle. Restoring passion to cooking and outspoken humor to the world of food, Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson have brought joy to millions of fans. In Two Fat Ladies Obsessions, they turned their attention to what turns them on, taking an in-depth look at thirty-four of their favorite ingredients, ranging from Oysters, Chicken, Chilies, Lamb, and Olives to Raspberries, Chocolate, Peaches, Salt, Butter, and Coffee. More than 150 recipes -- all written in true Fat Lady style -- reveal not only the history of these foods, but also why they are so near and dear to their hearts.

Jennifer's fondness for Lobster Puffs, Maine Style, stemmed from the time she spent cooking on a boat off the coast of New England, while her Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe was a favorite from a childhood stint in Sicily. Clarissa's first food memory, at age 3 ½, of eating a cold sausage and a hard-boiled egg, leads to a wonderful recipe for Simple Sausage Ragu, and her years spent working on a pheasant farm provide a variety of ways to prepare the bird, including delectable Georgian Pheasant. Other recipes, such as T-Bone Steak à la Castle Floors, Ceviche of Salmon, Duke of Hamilton's Fig Ice Cream, Walnut Pancakes, and Raspberry and Chocolate Millefeuilles, offer a new twist on foods we all love.

Uniquely personal and highly entertaining, Two Fat Ladies Obsessions will delight old and new fans alike and serves as a fittingly robust tribute to the memory of Jennifer Paterson.

About the Author:

Clarissa Dickson Wright is a talented professional cook, an inspired food writer, and a columnist for Decanter magazine. She has become an audience favorite on Radio 4's "Curious Cooks" and is an occasional reporter for Channel Four's "Food File." She runs a specialty cookbook shop in Edinburgh.

Jennifer Paterson cooked professionally all her life and was one of the loudest and most beloved voices on the food circuit, writing regularly in the U.K. for The Spectator and The Oldie. She was a frequent guest on Radio 4's food quiz, "Questions of Taste," and made several legendary appearances on BBC2's "Food and Drink." Loud, funny, and undoubtedly fat, Jennifer did not suffer fools gladly. On the subject of food, she did not suffer them at all. She passed away in August 1999.

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