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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Breakfast Bible: what people are saying

Last updated: 26 February 2013.

Here is a round-up of what everyone's been saying about our book The Breakfast Bible.

Eleanor Morgan, The Observer: "Is it funny as well as practical? Of course... Among the lovely breakfast recipes from around the world, the book has surreal interludes such as the page dedicated to a dream Freud once had about a breakfast ship... We say: Seb is to breakfast what Brian Cox is to space." [Read more]

India Knight, on Twitter: "This book about breakfasts is a small masterpiece." [Link]

John Koski, Daily Mail: "Food Book of the Week: What a sizzling-in-the-pan treat it is, a witty, informative and irresistible celebration of the history, philosophy and practice of the ‘most important meal of the day’. Like one of those build-your-own-breakfast menus, this is a book where you can pick and mix whatever takes your fancy and be guaranteed a rewarding read." [Read more]

Extract in the Financial Times here"The meaning of breakfast: is it the best meal of the day? A new book looks at the idiosyncratic – and delicious – dimensions of the morning meal."

Stylist Magazine: "Every witty, wise and wonderful thing you can do with words about the first meal of the day is found in The Breakfast Bible."

John-Paul Ford Rojas, (front page of!) The Daily Telegraph: "Seb Emina, author of The Breakfast Bible, said that swapping a proper breakfast for a rushed meal on the way to work might be responsible for giving people the feeling that they were much busier than they really were." [Read more]

Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian: "Should we talk over breakfast? Heavens no, argues Seb Emina, author of The Breakfast Bible... My fear is that Emina is legitimising the insane sensibilities of the morning grump who refuses to engage in human interaction until they've had their coffee." [Read more]

Oliver Pritchett, The Daily Telegraph: "Breakfast is the best time for couples to talk, I believe. Although Seb Emina, author of The Breakfast Bible, has suggested that we eat our corn flakes without exchanging a word, I’m convinced this is the time when the quality of communication between husbands and wives is at its peak." [Read more]

Virginia Blackburn, The Daily Express: "Seb Emina has just come up with the best piece of advice I have heard for years: people should not talk during breakfast. "If there are other people in the room don't feel obliged to speak to each other," the author of a book called The Breakfast Bible said." [Read more]

Amy Verner, The Globe and Mail (Canada): "The author of a new book titled The Breakfast Bible is quoted in the Telegraph as telling BBC’s Radio 4 that people need not ‘“feel obliged to speak to each other”’ nor ‘“feel offended if the room is completely silent.”... Anyone who devotes a whole book to breakfast – musical accompaniments, recipes, international fare and more – might simply be making a case that we should be eating better before the noon hour." [Read more]

Agenda, The Independent: "Bring some serious joy to that most important meal of the day with this new book of recipes, tips, essays and musings." [Read more]

Richard Godwin (contributor), Evening Standard: "At the London Review of Breakfasts — the online journal established by my friend Malcolm Eggs in 2005 after a slightly disappointing experience in a Kentish Town greasy spoon — we have come to view breakfast not only as an excellent source of puns, but as the embodiment of the city." [Read more]

Maddy Hubbard, The Mancunion: "While firmly focused on the subject of breakfast, the form is more literary than food blog.... Clearly, this is a man that respects breakfasts and treats it with due reverence and sincerity. One would be a fool to visit London without referring to the London Review of Breakfasts, and now his new book will enable lovers of breakfast to create the perfect breakfast at home as well." [Read more]

Hot List, Fabric Magazine: "Chock full or recipes, advice, illustrations and oh-so-appetising info on everything from famous last breakfasts to Freud's breakfast dream, this is the most important manual on the most important meal of the day." [Read more]

Jessica Carter, Fed Up and Drunk: "Within its almighty pages, this book holds a wealth of divine knowledge, supreme guidance, and righteous advice that (I reckon) we could all do with in our lives – especially first thing in the morning." [Read more]

Henry Jeffreys, Henry's World of Booze: "It’s a book to cook from and to savour in bed. As a contributor to the book and the website, I can with all disinterest say that it’s timeless masterpiece." [Read more]


Anonymous Manu P-D said...

Great coverage, great book, grate cheese on crêpes.

12:16 PM, February 14, 2013  
Blogger Caroline Taylor said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a great read.

1:18 PM, February 21, 2013  
Anonymous Malcolm E said...

Thanks Manu, thanks Caroline.

6:51 PM, February 23, 2013  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard the radio 4 slot, anyone who confuses an Irish for an English breakfast loses a bit of credibility on the subject...

6:46 PM, March 02, 2013  
Anonymous Seb said...

Anonymous – not sure which part you mean but think you may have me confused with the interviewer. I love an Irish breakfast!



7:01 PM, March 02, 2013  
Anonymous John Simons said...

Ha, this is brilliant!! breakfast is such an underrated meal. Even though we are always being told that it's the most important meal of the day,we take that to me that we should definitely eat it, rather than, we should take time to find the best place to eat it.

I've recently been using a London specific social discovery site, called Townfish; reckon that I will try to set up a 'Breakfast Club.

Thanks for the inspiration,


8:07 AM, March 07, 2013  
Anonymous tom franklin said...

Very interesting read, I tend to eat porridge every morning but this has opened my eyes :)

8:21 PM, March 16, 2013  
Blogger Unknown said...

I found it, I bought it, I think I'm going to love it.

Great talking to you, Seb.

P.S. I also prefer tea.


5:54 PM, September 02, 2013  

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