The A-Z of Eating Out

The A-Z of Eating Out

  1. Joseph Connolly
  • ISBN 9780500517369
  • 22.90 x 15.20 cm
  • Hardback without Jacket
  • 256pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2014

A wonderfully light-hearted, humorous and anecdotal guide to all aspects of eating out, offering a wealth of guidelines, suggestions, top tips, cautions, advice and insider knowledge. The ideal gift for the casual diner and the committed gourmet alike!

‘Saucily, and with relish, the etiquette of eating out is explained by an expert who subverts the formalities of foodism and indulges the pleasures of dining’ – The Times
‘The perfect guide to wine lists, invitations, formal dinners, conversation, chips and champagne, as well as food poisoning, liquid lunch, and solo dining’– Daily Telegraph
‘A gallivant through the culinary alphabet … a fun guide to dining, poking ridicule at laughable pretensions, and packed full of humorous anecdotes … this is a gift suitable for dining beginners to foodie experts – everyone will find witty snippets to amuse and inform’ – Edinburgh Foody
‘A little gem … witty and indispensable’– My London Lifestyle

A-Z of Eating out

‘Hilarious … the perfect gift for foodies’ – Stylist
‘Connolly’s vision remains unforgiving, contemporary, and best of all, irredeemably English’ – The Sunday Times
‘Plenty to savour – this modern overview covers everything from Escoffier to greasy spoons, dress codes to liquid lunches’ – GQ

Organized into 146 A–Z entries, each of which is followed by a handy list of related topics, the book is not a restaurant guide but rather a shrewd and in-depth exploration of every facet of eating out – some more familiar than others.

Entries include:
All-you-can-eat buffet, Complaining, Family meals, Going Dutch, Invitations, Liquid lunch, Outdoor eating, Queuing, Star chefs, Tipping, Vegetables, Wine list, X-factor, and many more.

Joseph Connolly is the bestselling author of twelve novels and twelve works of non-fiction – and a determined champion of eating out. He writes the weekly restaurant review for the Hampstead & Highgate Express.


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