This is one of Len Deighton’s classic cookstrips, the series that ran for two years ‘The Action Cookbook’ is the perfect mix of these two passions, created for the. Long before he became one of the 20th century’s leading thriller writers, Len Deighton was a top food writer. His famous “cookstrips”. Action Cook Book has 56 ratings and 8 reviews. Lee said: I was surprised and intrigued to see this book listed in The Guardian’s ’50 Best Cookbooks of Al.

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We were lucky to score the books at a stall in front of a vintage shop in Glasgow a few years back.

Have you tried any of the recipes? I’m sorry to say I have not.

I’m a huge fan of Len Deighton’s, especially his cookstrips and other gastronomically oriented works. Well, really, all of his works, whether they’re explicit about it or not, are gastronomically oriented.


Harry Palmer made a mean omelet. Two great books from one of my all time favorite authors!

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One thing I love is his nothing-fancy, just-the-facts prose. Unusual for a cookbook, a kind of hyper-male attitude designed to appeal to his male audience.

He worked for Playboy a lot before the novels took off, and it shows. Tuesday, November 16, Len Deighton: Profiteroles from The Cook Strip Cookbook — click to enlarge. The first cook strip appeared in the Observer on March 18, with the headline “Cook-strip Cookbook with the Rudiments” and was “devised to show, in the simplest way, the basic rules of cooking.

The panels are beautifully done and provide a bit of levity to the serious art of gastronomy. Borscht from the Cook Strip Cookbook — click to enlarge.

Len Deighton’s Action Cookbook – Voices of East Anglia

A sandwich chart from Cook Strip Cookbook — click to enlarge. Chicken Paprika from Cook Strip Cookbook — click to enlarge.


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