6 top food memoirs

2. "Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger," by Nigel Slater

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    Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger, by Nigel Slater, Gotham, 256 pp.
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In Toast famed British chef Nigel Slater takes readers on a culinary journey of his childhood. Growing up in East London with a less than idyllic home life, Slater tried – and failed – to win his father's affection through cooking. "Toast" will spark memories of your own younger years with its hilariously candid narration. Equal parts coming-of-age story and culinary study, "Toast" deserves a spot on any bookshelf.

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