A COLLECTION OF FAVOURITE RECIPES
This book is a celebration of good
food. It also reveals a love of cooking by an author who for
many years has conducted a passionate affair with his
household’s kitchen stove. No one has minded so far – not even
his wife, who happily allows him to hold sway as the regular
This book is not a cookbook in the usual
sense, rather more an assembly of best-loved recipes collected across
the years from various acknowledged sources. The author is certainly not
a professional cook – though at some time in the last century he won a
competition run by the BBC to recreate ‘the taste of Italy’ on a plate –
judged by top chef Antonio Carluccio.
So why ‘Dog’s Dinners’? Many will know the
author as an actor simply for his role as the voice and soul of the
robot ‘dog’ K9 in Doctor Who – hence the punning title; others
will know John as a wine educator and wine writer. Maybe both have
something of a pedigree!
The book is a taste-bud tickler and, who
knows, it might be a spur to your own experimentation in the kitchen. So
put on your apron! Arthur Daley’s immortal misquote in television’s
Minder series: “The world is your lobster” is the key to it all!
After all, what have you got to lose?