Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Toast: the story of a boy's hunger / Nigel Slater, 256 pgs.

A memoir based on the food memories of the author as a boy up to young adulthood.  Beginning with his mother, a wonderful loving woman who was not much of a cook and his eventual education as a chef.  In between, there was lots of food and memories.  His mother dies tragically young and he is stuck with a step mother with whom he never really bonds but she is a good cook.  Nigel's father is mostly a good guy but occasionally cruel.  He too ends up in an early grave.  I loved the way the stories all revolve around food and the way the author makes all the events seem related to the food.  An interesting read, especially for foodies.

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