The Delights of Gastro-Porn

September 06, 2012
By Holly Jennings

A Cook in the Orchard
by Nigel Slater
Ten Speed Press
591 pp. $40.00



For many, this summer’s read was the phenomenally popular Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James, a soft-porn bondage thriller that has, I have it under good authority, led to an increase in sales of rope in hardware stores.

I got my kicks from reading Ripe by Nigel Slater, a deliciously written bit of (more…)