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

Author: Slater, Nigel

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

"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.

Specifications

Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9781592401611
SKU 31198549
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1592401619
Release Date 10/6/2005
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Praise
"[A] sensitive portrait of a lonely childhood."
From the Publisher
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.

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Buy.com
$11.65 + $2.90 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns

On Order
Add to Cart
Books2AnywhereUS $14.71 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
loading
$11.65 + $2.90 shipping
$17.00 You save $5.35 (31%)
Earn 12 ($0.12) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Paperback
Condition: Brand New
More coming soon, order now. On Order
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Buy.com
For Books, Music, Movies & TV place over $40 (before tax and shipping charges) of eligible products in your shopping basket. Not valid with marketplace products, other restrictions apply.
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back Sitewide with Promo Code REWARDME at Checkout - Ends 8/31/15 *See page for details
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT