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8 July 2020j

The heading for Florence White was The Champion of British Food and for Laurie Colwin The Cook's Best Friend. The heading for Jennifer McLagan is The Intrepid Chef. This is because in Odd Bits (2011) she cooks things most of us choose to ignore eg. black pudding and lamb's testicles. 'Quite why Jennifer is not more well-known on these shoes [she is Australian] remains a mystery.' Actually it doesn't. It's because although we admire an 'intrepid' cook we would rather the intrepidity went on gathering nettles or wild mushrooms cf. They Can't Ration These. However, of course we like a challenge and shall get the book.

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