Adventures of a Terribly Greedy Girl
A Memoir of Food, Family, Film & Fashion
By Kay Plunkett-Hogge
A moving, funny, food-based memoir (with recipes) set in Bangkok, London, LA and New York, this book celebrates a life lived entirely unplanned.
As featured in the Sunday Express and Evening Standard Must Haves
'...a heady and enchanting book and a manifesto of our times ...if you're interested in food, film, fashion or simply fantastic adventures to far-flung places, you'll want to devour Kay Plunkett-Hogge's Adventures of a Terribly Greedy Girl'.
'This eclectic memoir, with its evocative vignettes of life in some of the world's most
vibrant cities, is punctuated with mouthwatering recipes - everything from sashimi with Thai salsa
verde to the perfect dry martini'.
'...a romp through the life of one-time male model-booker Kay Plunkett-Hogge. There are recipes and checklists peppered among the riotous stories. Dip in and out or read on the train to brighten your commute - it's better than a Berocca fix (and far more entertaining'.
'[A] feisty, funny memoir, interspersed with personal recipes. Best enjoyed with a Martini'.
With a dry martini in hand, Kay Plunkett-Hogge looks back at the happy accidents, regrettable errors and unexpected opportunities that led to a career as a food and drink writer, via stints in the worlds of fashion and film. It is a celebration of a tumbling through life, of mistakes, and opportunities laid bare. As you read, Kay shares 25 delicious recipes she discovered along the way, from her grandmother's apple crumble to sashimi with Thai salsa verde.
Chapters include 10 Things I Learnt in New York, The Comfort of a Roast Chicken and What Would Martha Do? Joyful, witty and occasionally indiscreet, Adventures of A Terribly Greedy Girl is about the benefits of letting your curiosity trump your good sense.
Kay Plunkett-Hogge is a well-respected food and drink writer with a wide culinary repertoire and an in-depth knowledge of the drinks industry. Growing up in 70s Bangkok, Kay spent her childhood between two kitchens: inside for Western food, outside for Thai. Thai cuisine continues to be a part of Kay's everyday cooking.
Kay started her food career by setting up a bespoke location catering service for the fashion business, having been a model agent in New York and London, and a movie co-ordinator in Bangkok and Los Angeles during the 80s and 90s. Since then, she has worked as a writer and a food consultant, most notably with the team behind the successful Leon restaurants. She is also co-author of Leon: Family & Friends. Kay's acclaimed cocktail book Make Mine a Martini was chosen by the Financial Times as one of the best food and drink books of the year and its companion A Sherry & A Little Plate of Tapas publishes in August 2016. Kay lives in London with her husband.
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09 Feb 2017
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