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The Ten (Food) Commandments

Narrated by: Jay Rayner
Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
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Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The Ten (Food) Commandments, written and read by Jay Rayner.

Britain's culinary Moses brings us the new foodie rules to live by, celebrating what and how we eat.

The 10 Commandments may have had a lot going for them, but they don't offer those of us located in the 21st century much in the way of guidance when it comes to our relationship with our food. And Lord knows we need it.

Enter our new culinary Moses, the legendary restaurant critic Jay Rayner, with a new set of hand-tooled commandments for this food-obsessed age. He deals once and for all with questions like whether it is ever okay to covet thy neighbour's oxen (it is), eating with your hands (very important indeed) and if you should cut off the fat (no). Combining reportage and anecdotes with recipes worthy of adoration, Jay Rayner brings us the new foodie rules to live by.

©2016 Jay Rayner (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks

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Vegetarians look away

Really enjoyed this book and will definitely use the recipes. I love jay 's humour and it makes you hungry just listening.

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Thous shalt eat well!

Somewhat amusingly, Jay Rayner might well be described as the 'Marmite' of food writing. Now, I like Marmite, so listening to his books has always been pleasure. His irreverent approach and uncompromising views on all matters culinary are enlightening, provoking and usually very funny. Ten (Food) Commandments is not long enough in my opinion - but then I am a glutton for Rayner's Rants (maybe that's his next book title..?). Throw in some very nice recipes too and what's not to like? Excellent.

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Funny, witty and very well researched.

If you're familiar with Jay's column and his previous books you'll certainly enjoy this funny, witty and sarcastic analogy between Moses's 10 commandments and Jay's views about food, cooking and current food trends.