As a bunch of foodies, we’ve discovered that the eat.art team is all drawn to novels by authors who have a natural ability to weave a story around different characters and their relationship with food, making your mouth water on every page. Over the next couple of months we’ll share a short write up about each book that we’ve devoured and think you may enjoy too.
Food writer, journalist and broadcaster Nigel Slater’s award-winning biography, Toast, The Story of a Boy’s Hunger, is one of our absolute favourites. It’s a reminiscent memoir of adolescence, family life and food in suburban England in the 1960s. It was first published in 2004 and became a bestseller after it was featured on the Richard & Judy Book Club show.
The language is simple, witty and full of innuendo, such as this classic example: ‘My mother is scraping a piece of burned toast out of the kitchen window, a crease of annoyance across her forehead. This is not an occasional occurrence. My mother burns the toast as surely as the sun rises each morning.’
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