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