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    DescriptionTOAST is top food writer Nigel Slater's eat-and-tell autobiography. Detailing all the food, recipes and cooking that have marked his passage from greedy schoolboy to great food writer. In December 2010 the BBC will bring out a film of Toast starring Helena Bonham-Carter and directed by Lee Hall, who won an oscar nomination for Billy Elliot. Britain's most popular cook 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. Hilarious, irreverent and mouthwatering, TOAST captures thirty 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. Hair-raising accounts of hotels modeled 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 our foremost cook.

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    Toast: Complete & Unabridged
    The Story of a Boy's Hunger
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nigel Slater, Read by Nigel Slater
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 163 g
    ISBN 13: 9780007177684
    ISBN 10: 0007177682

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM, WB
    DC22: 641.5092
    BISAC V2.8: CKB000000
    Edition statement
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    15 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    * '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 food.' Independent * 'My kitchen god' Red