Adventures of a bacon curer

Adventures of a bacon curer

Postby welsh wizard » Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:36 am

Morning All

Just though I would let you know that I have just finished a book that goes by the name of Maynard, Adventures of a bacon curer and it is brilliant. It is more of a life storey of what happened in the old days sprinkled with some old, very old recipes some of which start "take 35lb of fine salt, 2lb of sea salt etc etc.

Maynard Davies evidently was the last of the apprenice bacon curers and the story is told in his own distincetive style, which as I have said before is really rather good.

It is published by Merlin Unwin Books in Ludlow and the ISBN No is 1-873674-64-3 priced at �9.99

Cheers WW
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Postby Spuddy » Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:39 pm

I agree.
Maynard Davies was poorly educated, could barely read or write but was nevertheless an intelligent and morally driven man who loved his family, his animals and his work.
I got this book last year and just could not put it down.
As long as the constant use of the phrase "We used to..." doesn't annoy you then it's a fascinating insight into his life. I just loved his motto... "good food for good people"; it kind of sums him up.

A highly recommended read.
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Postby Hobbitfeet » Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:29 pm

Anyone interested in buying the book, and is it is a good read, can find in for less than �9.99 on Amazon
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