"A wickedly funny, urbane ode to food. Traveling from Portsmouth, England, to the south of France, Tarquin Winot, the book's impeccably correct and snobbish narrator,
instructs us in his philosophy on everything from the erotics of dislike to the
psychology of the menu. Under the guise of completing an altogether new sort of
cookbook, Winot is in fact on a much more sinister mission that only gradually
comes to light."