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Toast - The Story of a Boy's Hunger (Paperback) Loot Price: R180
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Toast - The Story of a Boy's Hunger (Paperback)

Nigel Slater

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The Sunday Times Bestseller, and the biggest memoir of the year, from Britain's best loved food writer. TOAST is Nigel Slater's truly extraordinary story of a childhood remembered through food. Whether relating his mother's ritual burning of the toast, his father's dreaded Boxing Day stew or such culinary highlights of the day as Arctic Roll and Grilled Grapefruit (then considered somehting of a status symbol in Wolverhampton) this remarkable memoir vividly recreates daily life in sixties surburban England.;His mother was a chops-and-peas sort of cook, exasperated by the highs and lows of a temperamental AGA, a finicky little son and the asthma that was to prove fatal. His father was a honey-and-crumpets man who could occasionally go off 'crack' like a gun. When Nigel's widowed father takes on a housekeeper with social aspirations and a talent in the kitchen, the following years become a heartbreaking cooking contest for his father's affections. But as he slowly loses the battle, Nigel finds a new outlet for his culinary talents, and we witness the birth of what was to become a lifelong passion for food. Nigel's likes and dislikes, aversions and sweet-toothed weaknesses form a fasc

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Imprint: HarperPerennial
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2004
Authors: Nigel Slater
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 247
ISBN-13: 978-1-84115-471-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc > General cookery > General
Books > Food & Drink > General cookery > General
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 1-84115-471-7
Barcode: 9781841154718

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