I’ve always liked the various Len Deighton spy novels and thrillers (here), but I was unaware of his foray into the world of gastronomy. But now, thanks to this interview in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper, I am on the edge of my seat awaiting the May release of “Len Deighton’s Action Cookbook.” According to the blogger Russell Davies, Deighton “trained as a graphic designer and did these cookstrips for The Observer.” The cartoon recipes were compiled in a book (two, actually; the other is Ou est le garlic?). Genius.
Davies’ full posting is here. The rest of the Deighton interview is quite charming, too. Read it here.–David E