I don't quite know what to say about Toast by Nigel Slater other than that I loved it – even though memoirs are not usually my sort of thing. It was sort of like an Angela's Ashes without being so grim. It is written by the UK food writer Nigel Slater – who has a wonderful way with words and a wit that is so dry it is a wonder that it doesn't strike sparks.
The book has been made into a movie – but I don't think I'll seek the movie out – I wouldn't want to spoil the foodie aftertaste of the book.
The book tells of the author's early life from about 8 until his late teens all through the lens of food memories. He doesn't pull any punches and doesn't try to come across as perfect and certainly portrays his parents in less than flattering terms in many ways. But he leavens it all with great humour.
A quick but satisfying meal of a read.