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Jay Rayner

Jay Rayner is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster who now writes for the Observer. He is the author of two novels, The Marble Kiss and Day of Atonement. He is married and lives in London with his wife and son.

Jay Rayner is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He is restaurant critic for the Observer and has written a number of books about food, including The Ten Food Commandments and A Greedy Man in a Hungry World. He has also written several novels, including The Apologist and Day of Atonement.

Books by Jay Rayner

The Ten (Food) Commandments

The Ten Commandments may have had a lot going for them, but they don't offer those of us located in the 21st Century much in the way of guidance when it comes to our relationship with our food. And Lord knows we need it

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My Dining Hell

'I have been a restaurant critic for over a decade, written reviews of well over 700 establishments, and if there is one thing I have learnt it is that people like reviews of bad restaurants. No, scratch that. They adore them, feast upon them like starving vultures who have spotted fly-blown carrion out in the bush.

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