Our book: The Breakfast Bible
|Our book's cover|
Simply put, we love breakfast – all of the breakfasts, all of the time.
So we are pleased, excited and a little nervous to announce the publication of our book, The Breakfast Bible. Published by Bloomsbury, it will hit the shelves on the week of 11 February 2013. There really couldn't be a better week in which to release a book about breakfast than one containing both Pancake Day and the inexplicably forgotten Collop Monday, on which it is traditional to gorge your face with loads of bacon and eggs.
The Breakfast Bible is in part a compendium of recipes for the classic and time-honoured dishes of breakfasting tradition around the world. Alongside an exploration of the magic nine ingredients of a full English breakfast, it contains methods for everything from eggs Florentine to the perfect Bloody Mary, as well as the best pop and rock songs to boil an egg to ('Listen to your Heart' by Roxette is one perfectly-timed song) and a note on Sigmund Freud's 'breakfast dream', which we think gives a new insight into his true beliefs about what drives us all. And much more.
The book was largely researched and written by a team of five – Emily Berry Richard Godwin, Henry Jeffreys, Peter Meanwell and me. But in the spirit of collaboration from which this website was born, there are contributions from breakfasters across the world.
To be honest, Bloomsbury have created an object so beautiful that it almost doesn't matter what we wrote.
Find it in your nearest bookshop or online, for example here at the Foyle's website, here at Bloomsbury or here at Amazon.
Seb Emina, Editor-at-large
3 February 2013
The release of the book has led to me being asked to appear at the Bloomsbury Institute in conversation with Kaori O'Connor, whose book The English Breakfast is released in March. That's on 14 March 2013 and tickets are here. I'll also be at the Laugharne Weekender in Wales on 6 April and at the London Literature Festival on 1 June.