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Eating for England: The Delights and Eccentricities of the British at Table | [Nigel Slater]

Eating for England: The Delights and Eccentricities of 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.
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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 while under the influence. Written in Nigel Slater's trademark readable style, Eating for England highlights our idiosyncratic attitude towards the fine art of dining.

©2007 Nigel Slater; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK

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    Laura Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 07-04-08
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    "A Must-Hear!"

    I will never read a Nigel Slater book, now that I have heard two! Not all books are well-served by being spoken, but this one - with its brief, self-contained food essays - is very enjoyable as one races around the track or (even more so) walks to the local deli. Slater's dry sardonic wit (a perfect example is his deconstruction of the trifle) is amplified when the author delightfully reads his own work.

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    Gary Hanford, CA, USA 04-17-08
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    "Delicious"

    Not as enjoyable as his previous book Toast - but just because Toast told a story - this is just collection of food essays. They are well written and entertainig - will make you want to run out to an import food store and try a few new items - as I did. Start with Toast though. Toast will help you understand how Nigel came to be.

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  • Joan
    WatfordUnited Kingdom
    11/5/07
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    "And Scotland, Wales and Ireland ............"

    Nigel Slater is a greedy guts. There can't be any British foods, sweet or savoury; gourmet or junk; trendy or long forgotten, that he hasn't eaten and (mostly) loved. Here he gives little chapters to all, from faggots to Abbey Crunch biscuits, poached salmon to sherbert lemons, and all the varied occasions on which they might be eaten. In his wise, witty and often waspish style, he delivers an amazingly history of British eating habits over the past 50 years or so. It is very entertaining and nostalgic, and you will soon be scouring the supermarket shelves for some long forgotten treat!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia
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    4/25/09
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    "Filling"

    I listen to this book on my very long bus journey to work and I could feel myself absolutely drooling over the wonderful descriptions that Nigel slater uses to describe either his favourite dishes or his parents. My tastebuds were tantalised by the memory of sweets no longer available and his description of the fray bentos steak and kidney pie made me want to rush out and buy one. then again maybe not. An enjoyable listen and a great reminder that eating good food is not a crime but a joy.

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