Nanny Ogg's Cookbook - Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs

They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, which just goes to show they're as confused about anatomy as they gen'rally are about everything else, unless they're talking about instructions on how to stab him, in which case a better way is up and under the ribcage. Anyway, we do not live in a perfect world and it is foresighted and useful for a young woman to become proficient in those arts which will keep a weak-willed man from straying. Learning to cook is also useful.'

Nanny Ogg, one of Discworld's most famous witches, is passing on some of her huge collection of tasty and above all interesting recipes, since everyone else is doing it. But in addition to the delights of the Strawberry Wobbler and Nobby's Mum's Distressed Pudding, Mrs Ogg imparts her thoughts on life, death, etiquette ('If you go to other people's funerals they'll be sure to come to yours'), courtship, children and weddings, all in a refined style that should not offend the most delicate of sensibilities. Well, not much.

Most of the recipes have been tried out on people who are still alive.

Nanny Ogg Gratefully Ackowledges the Assistance in this Literary Argosy of: Mr Terry Pratchett, Mr Stephen Briggs, Mlle Tina Hannan and Master Paul Kidby.

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Release date: 1999
Genres: non-fiction
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Updated: January 14, 2017

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Belongs to the series Discworld

The Discworld Companion
The Discworld Companion Updated
Nanny Ogg's Cookbook
The New Discworld Companion
The Wit & Wisdom of Discworld
The Folklore of Discworld8.76
Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion ...So Far
Mrs. Bradshaw's Handbook
The Ankh-Morpork Archives: Volume I
The Ankh-Morpork Archives: Volume II
The Ultimate Discworld Companion