A moving, funny, food-based memoir (with recipes) set in Bangkok, London, LA and New York, this book celebrates a life lived entirely unplanned.
With a dry martini in hand, Kay Plunkett-Hogge looks back at the happy accidents, regrettable errors and unexpected opportunities that led to a career as a food and drink writer, via stints in the worlds of fashion and film. It is a celebration of a tumbling through life, of mistakes, and opportunities laid bare. As you read, Kay shares 25 delicious recipes she discovered along the way, from her grandmother's apple crumble to sashimi with Thai salsa verde.
Chapters include 10 Things I Learnt in New York, The Comfort of a Roast Chicken and What Would Martha Do? Joyful, witty and occasionally indiscreet, Adventures Of A Terribly Greedy Girl is about the benefits of letting your curiosity trump your good sense.
About the Author
Kay Plunkett-Hogge is a well-respected food and drink writer with a wide culinary repertoire and an in-depth knowledge of the drinks industry. Growing up in 70s Bangkok, Kay spent her childhood between two kitchens: inside for Western food, outside for Thai. Thai cuisine continues to be a part of Kay's everyday cooking. Kay started her food career by setting up a bespoke location catering service for the fashion business, having been a model agent in New York and London, and a movie co-ordinator in Bangkok and Los Angeles during the 80s and 90s.
Since then, she has worked as a writer and a food consultant, most notably with the team behind the successful Leon restaurants. She is also co-author of Leon: Family & Friends. Kay's acclaimed cocktail book Make Mine a Martini was chosen by the Financial Times as one of the best food and drink books of the year and it's companion A Sherry & A Little Plate of Tapas publishes in August 2016. Kay lives in London with her husband.
Kay Plunkett-Hogge is a great cook, and the best - and funniest - drinking partner a girl could want. Always fun, always feisty - she is a tonic. - Diana Henry
Kay can cook - but she can shake a damn fine cocktail too