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Hungry

by Grace Dent

Hungry Synopsis

'Extraordinary. Vivid, irreverent, heartbreaking.' NIGEL SLATER 'So funny and so delicious. I could eat it.' DAWN O'PORTER 'Delicious.' THE OBSERVER 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 her story from growing up eating beige food to becoming one of Britain's best-loved food writers. It's also everyone's story - from cheese and pineapple hedgehogs and treats with your nan, to the exquisite joy of a chip butty covered in vinegar and too much salt in the school canteen on a grey day. And the Cadbury's Fruit & Nut from a hospital vending machine that tells a loved one you really care. Grace's snapshot of how we have lived, laughed and eaten over the past 40 years reveals the central role food plays in either bringing us together or driving us apart - from toasting a large glass of warm Merlot to grimly polishing off a wilted salad. Heartfelt, witty and joyous, Hungry shows us what we've always known to be true. Food, friends and family are the indispensable ingredients of a life well lived.

Hungry Press 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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008333188
Publication date: 10th June 2021
Author: Grace Dent
Publisher: Mudlark an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Cookery / food & drink etc,

About Grace Dent

Grace Dent is a broadcaster, author and columnist. She is restaurant critic for the Guardian and one of Britain's best-known voices in food. She has been a regular face on MasterChef - in all its formats - since 2013. Grace currently presents the multi-award-winning show The Untold on BBC Radio 4 and What We Were Watching for BBC Four. She is a familiar face on shows such as Have I Got News For You, Pointless and Great British Menu. Grace has published nine books for young adults and for several years wrote 'Grace and Flavour' for the London Evening Standard as well ...

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