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3.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 5 3.25 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nigel Slater Narrator: Nigel Slater Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN:
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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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 2/20/2014

    " Too many sweets but otherwise the usual Nigel Slater foodie porn to stay up late getting hungry to. He's a national treasure, especially for dentists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry Clague | 2/6/2014

    " "I cannot go any further without mentioning my favourite biscuit of all time, now sadly, tragically, extinct. The oaty, crumbly, demerara notes of the long-forgotten Abbey Crunch will remain forever on my lips. I loved the biscuit as much as anything I have ever eaten, and often, in moments of solitude, I still think about its warm, buttery, sugary self." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Booksdingle | 1/29/2014

    " really liked this, foody and funny. Couldn't put it down hence reading it in record time! Found myself laughing at and agreeing to alot of things - especially related to the entry regarding Toblerone and how it is impossible to break it or bite it which inevitably ends up with whole triangle being crammed into mouths sideways! Loved the mention of Custard Creams, Murray Mints, Scones, Rock, Marmite etc etc - had it also included the Nutty Bar of the late 70's and early 80's, Appeal Powdered Orange Juice Ice Magic and Soda Streams - it would have been perfect! Sit down with a cup of tea and devour this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 1/28/2014

    " You can keep your Fifty Shades Of Grey - Nigel's description of how to properly eat a Kit Kat will make ladies ovulate and grown men weep. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jennifer | 1/21/2014

    " A thick book of short essays about British foods that Slater grew up with, or his parents did and his observations about newer choices in the market. I had a hard time putting it down, as this book explains what barley water, treacle tart or good Lord, spotted dick, are, as you hear them mentioned in a movie or a book and wonder. Slater also writes about many British treats that are now extinct or on the verge and manages to bring his grumpy father and racist aunt into his food memories. A must for Anglophiles or foodies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ali | 1/16/2014

    " Some little gems in here, but ultimately very unsatisfying. A very very very easy read, which needed a decent editor - not to pare it down, but to structure it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Millie | 1/8/2014

    " This book sort of makes me proud to live in Britain. There is hope for us in the kitchen yet! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/3/2014

    " Really like Nigel's writing style, gentle humour, a book to dip in and out of and bring back some nostalgic memories, Spangle anyone? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clare | 12/10/2013

    " I loved Toast but this one disappointed. The reminiscences are great and took me back to my childhood at times but it is very repetitive - a chapter for every type of biscuit rather than one chapter on biscuits...not his best sadly "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chandra | 12/1/2013

    " A quick read easy to digest.Very descriptive of the parthenon of British sweets and biscuits. I now desire the british teas described deliciously in the book. Cheers! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 11/27/2013

    " This is no 'Toast' but it's amusing to dip in and out of while lounging around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie Reid | 12/21/2012

    " brilliant to dip into, a real foodie delight and very funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 1/30/2012

    " A bit random, with a lot of repetition, it's obviously a 'collection of writings' as opposed to a proper book. But it's still enjoyable, witty and hunger-inducing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Af | 6/13/2011

    " oh but I expect so much better from him. I had looked forwards to this and was disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 1/7/2011

    " I read this book in snippets during television ad breaks and as light filler entertainment it's just the ticket. Musings on just about every food type (and sub-type) on the British menu. Helps if you grew up on these foods, as I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 10/15/2010

    " A funny and fascinating book about the British and their food. I laughed my way through this book thinking how true it was. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenine | 7/24/2010

    " Blindingly British, personal reflections on the national sweets and biscuits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 7/8/2010

    " I read this book in snippets during television ad breaks and as light filler entertainment it's just the ticket. Musings on just about every food type (and sub-type) on the British menu. Helps if you grew up on these foods, as I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natashya | 4/21/2010

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Little snippets about English food, each chapter is between a paragraph and two pages long, perfect for bringing along to a waiting room or something like that. I love his dry wit and can't wait to read more of his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenine | 10/14/2009

    " Blindingly British, personal reflections on the national sweets and biscuits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ? Briansgirl "Book Sale Queen"? | 1/27/2009

    " Bizarre book about English food and eating habits. Written with humor, he pokes fun as he writes about food. It's interesting, yet still bizarre. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clare | 11/8/2008

    " I loved Toast but this one disappointed. The reminiscences are great and took me back to my childhood at times but it is very repetitive - a chapter for every type of biscuit rather than one chapter on biscuits...not his best sadly "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 10/31/2008

    " A funny and fascinating book about the British and their food. I laughed my way through this book thinking how true it was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie | 4/9/2008

    " brilliant to dip into, a real foodie delight and very funny. "

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