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Eating for England: The Delights and Eccentricities of the British at Table (Paperback)
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Eating for England: The Delights and Eccentricities of the British at Table (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 02/06/2008
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Written in a style similar to that of Nigel Slater's multi-award-winning food memoir `Toast', this is a celebration of the glory, humour, eccentricities and embarrassments that are the British at Table.

The British have a relationship with their food that is unlike that of any other country. Once something that was never discussed in polite company, it is now something with which the nation is obsessed. But are we at last developing a food culture or are we just going through the motions?

`Eating for England' is an entertaining, detailed and somewhat tongue-in-cheek observation of the British and their food, their cooking, their eating and how they behave in restaurants, with chapters on - amongst other things - dinner parties, funeral teas, Indian restaurants, dieting and eating whilst under the influence.

Written in Nigel Slater's trademark readable style, `Eating for England' highlights our idiosyncratic attitude towards the fine art of dining.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007199471
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Like Slater's joyous descriptions of toast, this book is warm, buttery and just a bit crusty. But his love for these disregarded foods transforms them from throwaway childhood confections into family retainers.' F.T. Magazine

'This is food writing with a masterchef. As ever, Slater is also very funny; why, indeed, do the British puddings syllabub, flummery, blancmange sound like they are being enunciated under water?' The Times

'Slater is one of our most talented cookery writers.' Daily Telegraph

'A joyously tongue-in-cheek nostalgic mix...yum, yum.' Jenny Uglow, Sunday Telegraph

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“Undecided”

Have you ever read a book and wasn't sure after if you enjoyed it or not? I had this feeling with this book. I'm a fan of Nigel Slater but have never read his books before, I heard good things thoug,h so... More

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“Repetitive”

Having read the reviews and the synopsis, I was keen to dip into this; never having read the articles in the newspapers, I was possibly expecting something more "alive" and certainly I was expecting more... More

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