Mikey Robins comes to the Grand View Hotel from 7pm on Thursday, November 8 to speak about food and culinary craft via his book Seven Deadly Sins and One Very Naughty Fruit.
Comedian, raconteur and self-confessed lover of food, Robins has written a laugh-out-loud, witty and irreverent romp and reveals some of the most bizarre stories of all time.
Guided by the truth of the ages that ‘where there is food there is folly’, Seven Deadly Sins and One Very Naughty Fruit, will leave you blushing as Mikey guides you through a chapter-by-chapter breakdown of a slavery to and expression of appetite.
Greed, for example, includes the tale of Antony and Cleopatra’s love of wild boar, whereby they cooked eight carcasses in pursuit of the one perfect roast. In Gluttony, Mikey shares tales that include Elvis’s late-night cross-country sandwich runs and his own life-long battle with weight. Lust details aphrodisiacs, curious contraceptives and the underground phenomenon that is ‘sploshing’.
“‘I am not a historian, nor am I a chef, and I’m definitely not a theologian. But I was once a fat Catholic 10-year-old whose only two regular appointments outside of school were Mass on a Sunday and a Weight Watchers meeting on a Wednesday, so I got indoctrinated into associating pleasure with guilt from an early age,’” he said.
The book is published with Simon and Schuster and retails for $35. It will be available for sale on the night.
Cost of the dinner is $55 pp (GV members $50) which includes a two-course meal. Book on 3884 3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org