Hungry (Hardback)
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Hungry (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 29/10/2020
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From chips and gravy in the school canteen to haute cuisine in the country’s finest restaurants, one of our sharpest food writers tells her life story through the gastronomic experiences that have stayed with her most.

WINNER OF THE FORTNUM & MASON DEBUT FOOD BOOK AWARD 2021
WINNER OF 2021 LAKELAND BOOK OF THE YEAR

'Extraordinary. Vivid, irreverent, heartbreaking.' NIGEL SLATER

'So funny and so delicious. I could eat it.' DAWN O'PORTER

'Delicious.' THE OBSERVER

From Frazzles to Foie Gras: a memoir of wanting more.

From an early age, Grace Dent was hungry. As a little girl growing up in Currock, Carlisle, she yearned to be something bigger, to go somewhere better.

Hungry traces Grace's story from growing up eating beige food to becoming one of the much-loved voices on the British food scene. It's also everyone's story - from treats with your nan, to cheese and pineapple hedgehogs, to the exquisite joy of cheaply-made apple crumble with custard. It's the high-point of a chip butty covered in vinegar and too much salt in the school canteen, on an otherwise grey day of double-Maths and cross country running. It's the real story of how we have all lived, laughed, and eaten over the past 40 years.

Warm, funny and joyous, Hungry is also about love and loss, the central role that food plays in all our lives, and how a Cadbury's Fruit 'n' Nut in a hospital vending machine can brighten the toughest situation.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008333171
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 227 x 159 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Extraordinary. Vivid, irreverent, heartbreaking.' NIGEL SLATER

'So funny and so delicious. I could eat it.' DAWN O'PORTER

'... absolutely loved it. Add to your reading list now!' NIGELLA LAWSON

'I stayed awake LATE to finish and honest-to-god it's WONDERFUL! Deliciously honest about ambition, family secrets, loneliness, success, it's all here! It's a HUGELY engaging and satisfying read.' MARIAN KEYES

'Charming, readable and resonating ... this is British comfort food in book form' STYLIST

'A moving account of family and ambition' VOGUE

'Full of audacious, vodka-dry humour, Hungry is also tender and touching, she writes about her father's dementia with heartbreaking honesty.' RED

'Funny and poignant account of life with her father and how it shaped her relationship with food...Dent is a fine comic writer, but she is also superb on grief and the small moments of connection that offer a way through.' THE OBSERVER

'Tender and witty, the book is both a love letter to George, whose eventual decline from dementia she recounts, and the food that brought them together.' THE GUARDIAN

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“Food glorious food”

This is the story of how working class Cumbrian lass, Grace, got to become a leading food critic. It charts her early life and experiences of food. There is a lot of wit and funny comment along the way. as Grace says... More

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“Delicious and Bittersweet”

I was lucky enough to get an advanced reading copy of this from Hachette and was so pleased when it arrived almost the next day.

It was going to be my whole reading for a whole weekend and I was going to savour it to... More

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“Wonderfully nostalgic, I loved it!”

Hungry is an account of growing up in the 70's and 80's and being of a similar age, I felt wonderfully nostalgic as the writer recalls the food she grew up eating, mainly beige but interspersed with the... More

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