Hungry (Paperback)
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Hungry (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 10/06/2021
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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.

Shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Book Awards 2021

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: 9780008333188
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 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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“Pure Nostalgia”

A gem of a book. I really enjoyed it! This book has some real laugh out loud moments and a major nostalgia trip !
It is an extremely honest book, well written, emotional and evocative
I would recommend this book to... More

Paperback edition
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“More than just a Food Critic”

Peppered with Northern humour restaurant critic Grace Dent gives us an insight into her life, and what a story so far.

From her Northern roots and less than remarkable school years to how through determination,... More

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“A poignant and truly hilarious account of family life, food and never forgetting your roots!”

Prior to reading this book I confess to only having a vague idea of Grace Dent as a restaurant critic but I knew nothing of her career or her background and was drawn by the promise of an account of growing up in the... More

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