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Musings on food, society and life from one of the country’s best loved foodies. Includes bonus material exclusive to the audiobook.

“Are you hungry darling, shall I make you an omelette?”

My mother’s omelettes are slightly overdone but always generous in cheese and well-seasoned. My omelettes are just the same, though more often slightly underdone and less carefully considered. And like my stories, they come in many forms. You might get one late at night, after a little too much wine and alongside a little too much information. I might spend a long time on one that’s just a touch extravagant. And many are for the people I care about most, thrown together and with more cheese than is strictly necessary.

Collected here are things I’ve done, things I’ve seen, things I’ve thought, and most importantly, things I’ve tasted. They’re slices of parts of my life. Call them omelettes, if you like. I hope you enjoy them.

(P) 2021 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Critics Review

  • Jessie’s life seems to have seamlessly brought her forth on a magic carpet of food, peppered by lots and lots of laughs. Her stories are a joy to read, although probably not as much fun as they are to live. Deliciously entertaining.

    Yotam Ottolenghi
  • Joie de vivre is the bass note throughout the pages of Omelette

    Harper's Bazaar
  • A delicious fusion of memoir and ode to food

  • A charming and funny memoir … you want to eat everything she describes

    Daily Mail
  • A great one for foodies who live for nostalgia

  • A love letter to friends, first loves, faith and family, but most importantly – to food


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