Perfect Order by David Hoffmann

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"“Never let the past follow too closely...”
Leopold S Lurdan
Leopold S Lurdan, an internationally acclaimed food writer and feared
restaurant reviewer is an old school friend of Marco Bragg, a successful
celebrity chef, entrepreneur and television personality.
Lurdan is embarking upon his ‘Italian Project’, a culinary journey tracking
through the streets of Rome to the hill top towns of Piedmont, researching
his new book on the regional cucina of Italy, Lurdan On The Food And
Culinary Traditions Of Central And Northern Italy. A rambunctious critic of
the fusion movement, Lurdan detests innovation for its sake alone.
Lurdan and Bragg are seeking rapprochement after a series of increasingly
bitter exchanges in their respective newspaper columns following Lurdan’s
latest scathing review of Sol Invictus, Bragg’s widely acclaimed flagship
restaurant. The recently remarried Bragg and his young wife Tiffany
who are honeymooning in Italy have been invited to spend an indulgent
weekend at La Fortuna, Lurdan’s restored 18th century villa.
Coming together again, the friends retrace their lives from school days
through to the professional success each has enjoyed, on a weekend that
will change their lives forever..."
 

About David Hoffmann

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David Hoffman, a Fellow of Britain's National Institute of Medical Herbalists, has been a clinical phytotherapist for more than twenty-five years. He started his herbal practice in Wales, continuing at the Findhorn community in Scotland, and has been practicing in California since 1986. A long time activist in the environmental and peace movements, he ran for parliament in Britain for the Green party in 1983. He is one of the founding members and a past president of the American Herbalists Guild and is on the advisory boards of the American Botanical Council and HerbalGram. The author of seventeen books, including the highly regarded The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal, An Elders' Herbal, and The Herbal Handbook, Hoffmann teaches phytotherapy throughout the English-speaking world and is currently a faculty member of the California School of Herbal Studies. He is also a visiting faculty member at Bastyr University, the California Institute of Integral Studies, the National College of Phytotherapy, and the Rocky Mountain School of Botanical Studies.
 
Published August 31, 2012 by Xlibris. 258 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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