The Colour Of Food: A Memoir Of Life, Love & Dinner by Anne ElseThe Colour Of Food: A Memoir Of Life, Love & Dinner by Anne Else

The Colour Of Food: A Memoir Of Life, Love & Dinner

byAnne Else

Paperback | November 1, 2014

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 140 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 3-5 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


When Anne Else married at the age of 19, she had never cooked a meal, despite having grown up above a grocery shop. That shaky start notwithstanding, she went on to become an enthusiastic cook—with a bit of help from Elizabeth David, Nancy Spain, Katharine Whitehorn, and the Duchess of Windsor. In this captivating memoir, Else recounts the story of her life, from her first marriage and motherhood; through becoming a feminist, divorcing, remarrying, finding her birth mother, and the heartbreaking loss of family members; to forging a lively community of new friends through her food blog in her 60s. By turns charming, funny, warm, poignant, and wise, this book offers readers delicious recipes from every era of Else’s cooking career.
Anne Else is a New Zealand writer, editor, blogger, the author or coauthor of five books on women and social history, and a cook and gourmand. In 2004 she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to literature.
Title:The Colour Of Food: A Memoir Of Life, Love & DinnerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 6.75 × 5.75 × 0.75 inPublished:November 1, 2014Publisher:Awa PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927249155

ISBN - 13:9781927249154

Look for similar items by category:


Editorial Reviews

"Seriously good writing is Anne’s staple, with well-blended handfuls of humour, social commentary and a couple of dozen recipes included." —Ruth Brassington, Scoop