Cooking With Fernet Branca

Cooking With Fernet Branca

Book - 2005
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"Provokes the sort of indecorous involuntary laughter that has more in common with sneezing than chuckling. Imagine a British John Waters crossed with David Sedaris."-- The New York Times

Gerald Samper, an effete English snob, has his own private hilltop in Tuscany where he wiles away his time working as a ghostwriter for celebrities and inventing wholly original culinary concoctions--including ice cream made with garlic and the bitter, herb-based liqueur of the book's title. Gerald's idyll is shattered by the arrival of Marta, on the run from a crime-riddled former Soviet republic. A series of hilarious misunderstands brings this odd couple into ever closer and more disastrous proximity.
Publisher: New York : Europa Editions, 2005, c2004.
ISBN: 9781933372013
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hamilton James 2005
Characteristics: 281 p. ;,21 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Apr 29, 2015

I can't remember why I picked up this book but am sure glad I did: the writing is hilarious, characters a riot, and the recipes a vomitous delight. Highly recommend to anyone with a dry sense of humor.

Apr 13, 2010

Very, very funny. A parody of books by ex-pat Brits who have moved to the continental countryside (Tuscany, Provence, Spain....)


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at JoCoLibrary.

Try searching for Cooking With Fernet Branca to see if JoCoLibrary owns related versions of the work.

To Top