- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (1 November 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1925750167
- ISBN-13: 978-1925750164
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.8 x 21.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 522 g
- Customer Reviews: 1 customer rating
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Seven Deadly Sins and One Very Naughty Fruit Hardcover – 1 November 2018
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About the Author
Mikey Robins is one of Australia’s most well known comedians and broadcasters. He spent seven years as the host of Triple J’s National Breakfast Show before appearing as team leader on the smash hit TV series Good News Week. He has written for The Daily Telegraph, GQ and Men’s Style, and co-authored the books Three Beers and a Chinese Meal (with Helen Razor) and Big Man’s World (with Tony Squires and
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Reviewed in Australia on 16 November 2018
Mikey Robins really knows his food, and as a big guy who went to a lot of trouble to slim down, this book shows his respect for his subject. It’s basically a lot of very entertaining stories about food through the ages loosely grouped under the headings of Pride, Envy, Sloth etc. For example, Nell Gwynn was so jealous of a rival for the King’s affections, she dosed the poor woman with laxatives that did their work in the King’s bed, resulting in disgrace. The 4th Earl of Sandwich really did invent the sandwich, but because he was a workaholic, not because he couldn’t bear to leave the gambling table. Rudolph Valentino was exceptionally uncouth in his eating habits. And so on. It’s quite fascinating, and of course, funny. Would you believe that pineapples were once worth about $10,000 each in today’s money?