Toast : The Story of a Boy's Hunger (Paperback)

Author: Slater, Nigel

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"Toast" is Slater's extraordinary story of a childhood remembered through food. A bestseller and award-winner in the United Kingdom, "Toast" is sure to delight both foodies and memoir readers on this side of the pond.


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9781592401611
SKU 31198549
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1592401619
Release Date 10/6/2005
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
"[A] sensitive portrait of a lonely childhood."
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Annotation A food writer and Observer columnist writes about his childhood in a vividly food-oriented memoir. Growing up in England in the 1960s, Nigel Slater was the victim of his mother's overcooked veggies and rock-hard cakes and his father's hostility to anything smacking of the homosexual that Slater would eventually grow up to become--and that included his aversion to eating eggs. When Mum died, his father struggled with the cooking, finally taking up with a woman who was a great cook but had, Slater felt, little to recommend her otherwise. In self-defense, he learned to cook himself, first on his own, later at a culinary institute. Slater's memories of food--good, bad, and awful--constitute a hilarious look at food trends in England and elsewhere over the course of 30 years.
Editors Note An evocative memoir by the noted food writer and cookbook author shares the story of growing up in 1960s suburban England, remembering his childhood through the food in his family's pantry and the development of his own culinary talents. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

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