Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger

Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger

by NigelSlater (Author), NigelSlater (Author)


One of Britain's most well-known cooks describes his personal culinary odyssey, from dangerous encounters with his mother's weevil-seasoned cakes to being harangued by readers who think he deliberately styles Yorkshire puddings to look like a woman's private parts. This book aims to capture 30 years of British cooking and the recipes that we have grown up with since the days when a grilled grapefruit was the last word in dinner party chic. Everyone has gorged on cake mix, endured disastrous dinner parties, and put up with the loved one who can only ever produce burnt toast. Nigel Slater is no different. Accounts of hotels modelled on Fawlty Towers, the mystery of the disappearing condom and the seafood cocktail, and many more, take readers behind the scenes of British cuisine to reveal the unlikely origins of one of our foremost cooks.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 247
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Published: 15 Sep 2003

ISBN 10: 0007690169
ISBN 13: 9781841152899

Media Reviews
* 'Nigel is a bloody genius.' Jamie Oliver * 'The greatest cookery writer of them all.' Guardian * 'The pick of the bunch ... bubbling with ideas, suggestions, hints and personal opinions that genuinely help you to make your own mind up about how and what to cook.' The Times * 'He's a genius.' Matthew Fort, Guardian * 'Slater remains the reigning champion, a writer incapable of uninspiring sentences.' Daily Express * 'No one writes more temptingly about book.' Independent * 'My kitchen god' Red
Author Bio
Nigel Slater is Britain's top food writer. His hugely popular columns and books have won him an enormous following for his direct, up-to-the-minute and delicious approach to food. He has written seven books previously to this, is editor of Observer Food Monthly and has a regular column in The Sainsbury's Magazine.