Nanny Ogg’s Cookbook by Terry Pratchett. First edition. Second impression (1999). Medium format hardback in fine condition. No markings. All pages clean, binding firm. Edge wear to spine and corners. Please see pictures. Paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Description of Nanny Ogg’s Cookbook
Nanny Ogg’s Cookbook is a recipe book written from the in-world perspective of Discworld character Nanny Ogg. Nanny Ogg’s Cookbook was written by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs and Tina Hannan, and illustrated by Paul Kidby.
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‘They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach which just goes to show they’re as confused about anatomy as they gen’rally are about everything else, unless they’re talking about instructions on how to stab him, in which case a better way is up and under the ribcage. Anyway, we do not live in a perfect world and it is foresighted and useful for a young woman to become proficient in those arts which will keep a weak-willed man from straying. Learning to cook is also useful.’
Nanny Ogg, one of Discworld’s most famous witches, is passing on some of her huge collection of tasty and above all interesting recipes, since everyone else is doing it. But in addition to the delights of the Strawberry Wobbler and Nobby’s Mum’s Distressed Pudding, Mrs Ogg imparts her thoughts on life, death, etiquette (‘If you go to other people’s funerals they’ll be sure to come to yours’), courtship, children and weddings, all in a refined style that should not offend the most delicate of sensibilities. Well, not much.
Most of the recipes have been tried out on people who are still alive.
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