With a dry martini in hand, Kay Plunkett-Hogge looks back at the happy accidents, regrettable errors and unexpected opportunities that led to a career as a food and drink writer, via stints in the worlds of fashion and film.
It is a celebration of a tumbling through life, of mistakes, and opportunities laid bare.
As you read, Kay shares 25 delicious recipes she discovered along the way, from her grandmother's apple crumble to sashimi with Thai salsa verde.
Chapters include 10 Things I Learnt in New York, The Comfort of a Roast Chicken and What Would Martha Do? Joyful, witty and occasionally indiscreet, Adventures of A Terribly Greedy Girl is about the benefits of letting your curiosity trump your good sense.