Tomorrow's Books

Rosanna Kelly & Gail Hallyburton

cockroach pie and other recipes

HomePiers Paul ReadYsenda Maxtone Graham Sophie Frank

Michael Meylac

Rosanna Kelly & Gail Hallyburton

Fiona MacphersonRonald HarwoodCharlotte FairbairnAdrian Bailey


In 1986 two undergraduates at Edinburgh University, Gail Hallyburton and Rosanna Kelly, became aware that there were no cookbooks geared specifically to students. Deciding to fill the gap, they wrote to acquaintances at universities throughout Britain and asked them to contribute to Cockroach Pie and Other Recipes – ‘A selection of the best recipes by people studying and cooking at the same time’. The results were quirky and entertaining in the extreme, but the myopic refusal of Edinburgh’s student union to finance the project meant that the book went unpublished. Now, in an age of tightening belts, they have decided to revive it with additional contributions from a new generation of students.

Illustration: © Inky Paws Press 2011