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John O'Connell

  • The Book of Spice: From Anise to Zedoary
    • Categories: Herbs & spices
    • ISBN: 9781782830887 eBook (United Kingdom) 10/29/2015
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  • The Book of Spice: From Anise to Zedoary
    • Categories: Herbs & spices
    • ISBN: 9781781253045 Hardcover (United Kingdom) 10/29/2015
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  • The Book of Spice: From Anise to Zedoary
    • Categories: Historic; Herbs & spices
    • ISBN: 9781681771526 Hardcover (United States) 7/12/2016
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  • The Book of Spice: From Anise to Zedoary
    • Categories: Historic; Food writing, styling & photography; Herbs & spices
    • ISBN: 9781681774459 Paperback (United States) 7/11/2017
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Biography

John O'Connell lived on spaghetti bolognese and Birds Eye Steakhouse Grills until the mid 1990s, when he moved to London and discovered that, actually, there was a lot of other food out there and maybe it would be a good idea to try some of it? He worked for many years at the listings magazine Time Out, where somehow he persuaded the editor to buy a whole cow so that he could chronicle, in a weekly column, the experience of butchering and cooking it. He was made redundant shortly afterwards. He is the author of several books including I Told You I Was Ill: Adventures in Hypochondria and the novella The Baskerville Legacy. He writes regularly for The Times and Guardian and lives in south London. His favourite spice is cumin.