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Len Deighton's Cook Book

Len Deighton’s Action Cookbook

1960s, Book Covers, Food, Literature • 2384 Views • 1 Comment

We’ve written about Len Deighton before when we looked at the mysterious Spy Story. Here we take a look at another side of Deighton’s scribing talents with his noted cookbook appropriately enough called Len Deighton’s Action Cookbook.

It was conceived with man of action bachelor type chaps in mind (not unlike some of the VoEA team) to enable them to produce simple yet sophisticated meals to impress the many chicks they invariably entertained (give us a break man this was the Swinging Sixties after all).

Putting the retro cliches to one side for just a moment it still stands the test of time and is testament to Deighton’s skill with both the pen and the pan. In addition as well as a great writer and cook he was also a noted graphic designer and created the first cover for Jack Kerouac’s On The Road. Don’t some people make you sick!

 

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  • Disco Stain

    I believe this was the same cookbook featured in The Supersizers Go 70′s. The guidelines for serving alcohol at parties was hilarious and quite frightening. It’s worth the watch on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1fPcmPCQF0
    beginning at 49:10

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