Bloody Delicious! A Life With Food


by Joan Campbell, 1997 first printing, Sue Hines/Allen and Unwin, Australia. Oversize hardback with DJ, 246 pages. Bloody hard to find in the U.S. The book DJ blurbs say it "serves up nearly a hundred years of Australian cuisine -- from lamingtons to lemon grass -- in one glorious book" from this revered late cookery teacher and food editor for the Vogue publications in Australia.

In her obit, the Sydney Morning Herald wrote: "Feisty, fearless, irascible, eccentric, sometimes domineering (she was affectionately known as the Iron Chancellor), Campbell...was never afraid to speak her mind. Dishes she disapproved of were described as "filth" or "muck". Wet dishes, chunks of chicken, fish or meat in anonymous sauces, were dismissed as chicken sick, fish sick or beef sick. Such frankness can be alienating but it seemed to win her ever-increasing admirers." Include us. This is obviously a classic from s culinary writer who began her career at the age of a no-nonsense 66.

Out of print. Prices for this book in any decent shape (mostly from the UK) are astronomical, many soaring beyond $200. Not our price. Pristine condition: VG++/VG++.

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