Jay Rayner is a British journalist, critic and author, best known for his vituperative food and drink criticism and gastronomic publications. The son of broadcaster and agony-aunt Claire Rayner, he entered newspaper journalism after graduating from Leeds University, rising to the post of food critic at the Observer. Despite Rayner’s facility for scathing criticism, his first published works were novels; four of them, from 1994’s The Marble Kiss through to The Oyster House Siege thirteen years later. In 2008 Rayner produced the first work of food writing for which he has become famous, The Man Who Ate the World. Subsequent publications include My Dining Hell and A Greedy Man in a Hungry World. His latest book is My Last Supper.
Mind sharpened by intimations of mortality, food writer Jay Rayner sets out his gastronomic life in eight memorable dishes. From Louisiana to Tokyo, My Last Supper charts an existence dominated by cuisine in deliciously witty and flavoursome prose.
Books by Jay Rayner
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