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Monday, 9 July 2012

Promo Post: The Agony Chef

 Who and what is the Agony Chef?

The Agony Chef by Kate Sidley has tried and tested recipes in it, but it isn't a cookbook. It's made up, but it isn't a novel. Agony Chef, the mysterious Delilah, is a witty advice giver, food-lover and a bit of a know-it-all who seems rather like the alter ego of author Kate Sidley, but isn't her, actually.

There's no problem, big or small, that sardonic advice, a good pun and a well chosen recipe won't solve. Whether you've run over the neighbour's cat or you've just smoked your last cigarette, Agony Chef Delilah is the go-to girl for the vexing situations of modern life.

Join Delilah as she shares her wit and wisdom, her opinions and recipes and her touching belief that food and good humour can mend fences and hearts in The Agony Chef, a unique concept in cookery books that puts hilarious, fictitious agony aunt columns alongside delicious, real recipes.

  • Learn how to control an errant husband with passive-aggressive cooking
  • Discover the mysterious etiquette that applies to the newly face lifted
  • Indulge in the marvellous magic of make-up ceps
  • Make a pasta dish so delicious that your guests weep and beg for your hand in marriage

About the Author:


Kate Sidley writes a weekly column on books for Sunday Times and a monthly humour column for Shape magazine. Previously a magazine editor, she now writes features and columns for many magazines and newspapers. The Agony Chef is her first book. Kate loves to cook, but lays no claim to 'chefiness'.


Due August 2012. 

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