Saturday 16 June is Bloomsday, the annual celebration of the Irish writer James Joyce and his remarkable book Ulysses. The novel, published in 1922 and prosecuted for obscenity, tells the story of three people - Leopold Bloom, Molly Bloom and Stephen Dedalus - in a single day, 16 June 1904, around Dublin.
'A Cook's Year In A Welsh Farmhouse' starts with a very long and rambling introduction which is only vaguely connected to food or Luard's way of cooking. It is more of an auto-biography which did not connect enough to the following recipes enough for me. I usually like having personal writing within cookbooks but here I didn't enjoy either the style of writing or the content.