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 Grace’s story from growing up eating beige food to becoming one of the much-loved voices on the British food scene. It’s also everyone’s story – from treats with your nan, to cheese and pineapple hedgehogs, to the exquisite joy of cheaply-made apple crumble with custard. It’s the high-point of a chip butty covered in vinegar and too much salt in the school canteen, on an otherwise grey day of double-Maths and cross country running. It’s the real story of how we have all lived, laughed, and eaten over the past 40 years.
I have heard of Grace Dent but never really knew much about her life, this is an interesting memoir into her life growing up. I felt nostalgic reading about the kinds of foods Grace grew up on. I found it very relatable and some parts very amusing, I have an uppermost respect for Grace now, you never know what is going on in someone’s life or what they are going through at a time they are in the limelight. It was also inspiring to see how she managed to get herself on the career ladder too. I, like Grace remember a childhood of Beige, that really did make me laugh.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you to Netgalley and Harper Collins for sending me a copy.
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