Edible Books December selection: Toast by Nigel Slater(Read article summary)
"Toast" is a poignant memoir by British food writer Nigel Slater.
The Edible Books selection for December isÂ Toast: The Story of a Boyâ€™s HungerÂ by Nigel Slater.
Nigel SlaterÂ is well-known for several cookbooks filled with stories and sumptuous photos, his BBC series "Simple Cooking," and his food column in TheÂ Observer.Â And "Toast" is now a BBC movie starring Helena Bonham Carter.
Before Slater was a famous author and broadcaster he was a young boy who dealt with the loss of his mother, a new housekeeper, and his fatherâ€™s uncertain temper.
"Toast" is a memoir of Slaterâ€™s childhood and growing culinary talents, told through food.Â Get ready to learn more about the boy who became the famous man.
Happy Reading! ~Â Christina & Natalie
Below is the December discussion schedule:
This monthâ€™s reading schedule requires some explanation: We have divided the book into four roughly equal weekly sections as usual. Toast is written in 118 very short chapters â€“ some less than a page long â€“ that are titled but not numbered.Â The page numbers listed below are accurate for the Kindle Edition but vary slightly for the paper editions and are therefore intended only as a guide.
December 1-7:Â Discuss Chapters Toast 1-Jelly 1 (approxÂ pp.Â 1-57)
December 8-14:Â Â Discuss Chapters Jelly 2-Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie (approxÂ pp.Â 58-109)
December 15-21:Â Â Discuss Chapters Smoked Haddock-Coffee and Walnut Cake (approxÂ pp.Â 110-159)
December 22-31:Â Â Discuss Chapters Candyfloss-Toast 3 (approx pp. 160-247)