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Toast: Homage to a Superfood [Hardcover]

Nick Parker
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Book Description

19 Sep 2002
More toast is eaten in this country than any other food, yet it has been shunned by recipe books and ignored by history. "Toast" is here to set the record straight. Funnier than Delia Smith, and with more recipes than "Longitude", "Toast" tells you everything you could possibly want to know about the nation's favourite fast food: learn why the Victorians thought toast-flavoured water was good for your health, marvel at Mrs Beton's "toast sandwich" (a piece of toast between to slices of bread) and get needlessley embroiled in the Great Marmite Debate. With over 30 recipes, "Toast" takes a satirical look at our fondness with the greatest of British fast foods.

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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Prion Books Ltd (19 Sep 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853754838
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853754838
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 14.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 782,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'It's everything you ever wanted to know about toast but were afraid to ask.' -- Mail on Sunday, Sept 29, 2002

'what seems like a seriously daft idea turns out to be a crunchy page-turner, helped along no end by witty writing from Parker... weird, but fun.' -- Lancashire Evening Post

It's a book for students really, but quite good fun nevertheless. -- The Sunday Telegraph, 6 Oct 2002

The definitive work on the subject. -- Waitrose Food Illustrated

We laughed a lot. It is the sort of thing The Wife would buy me for Christmas. -- Nicecupofteaandasitdown.com

About the Author

Nick Parker has been involved with food all his life, mainly through eating meals. He lives in London with a toaster. This is his first book.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A toast to Toast 1 April 2003
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Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
All my thoughts about us Brits were confirmed in Toast. I always knew that I was an addict but it's nice to know that I'm not the only one. This is a thoroughly observant and 'fly-on-the-wall' look into a subject very close to our hearts, whether we admit it or not! It's both humerous and informative in its historical facts and findings and chuckles were plentiful from start to finish. I also got some useful tips and variations on my current 'toast' recipes!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A toast to "Toast" 19 Aug 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This is the definitive book on toast, and can be devoured in one sitting. Superbly illustrated and laid out, well-researched, with humourous quotes, anecdotes and historical facts, and suggestions for "things" to put on toast. A toast addict will relate to every word.
One of my earliest childhood memories is of my father making toast with a toast fork in front of our open fire during a power cut one winter's evening (this was in the mid 1950s in New Zealand), so I had a good laugh at the author's experiment with a dining fork. And many, many other laughs!
His witty personal reflections will take away any shame at being a toast addict, and make you realise you are not alone!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very, very funny and very, very pointless 16 Dec 2005
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Format:Hardcover
This is the type of book that appeals to those who like an eccentric element to their reading. The wuthor writes a geniunely funny book and it makes for an ideal gift for somebody with a quirky sense of humour,

Highly recommended,

David
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