"Toast" by Nigel Slater
Posted 02 January 2008 - 12:21 PM
One of the things I liked so much about the book (and have liked about Ruth Reichl's work, particularly Tender at the Bone) was its emphasis on the links between taste, smell, and memory. For me, scent and taste have always been the two senses most likely to set off an explosion of recollection (I know I'm not alone here.), and so it was easy to put myself in Slater's shoes when he approached his material this way, even though I had no real idea of what it was like to grow up as a boy in 1960's England.
All in all, I'd definitely recommend this one. An extra bonus: it's written in those short sections, which makes it ideal for commuting or bedtime reading, since you don't have that I'll-just-finish-this-50-page-chapter angst.
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Posted 22 September 2008 - 06:46 AM
I just finished Toast by Nigel Slater over the holidays.
If you enjoyed Toast, try his other book "Eating for England", Nigel discusses many dishes and foods from the UK over the last 50 years or so. It's nice to dip into now and again though some of the entries are a little shallow.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:35 PM