Hungry

Hungry

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.

Title:Hungry
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780008333171
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    Hungry Reviews

  • Maureen

    Forgive the pun, but I absolutely ‘devoured’ Grace Dent’s memoir ‘Hungry’ - a delicious, culinary walk down memory lane, both for Grace and the reader.Grace Dent grew up in Currock, a southe...

  • Ceecee

    Grace Dent is a journalist, author, food critic and appears on television programmes such as Masterchef The Professionals in which she always enlivens proceedings!! Grace tells her fascinating story b...

  • Fiona

    I like Grace Dent. I enjoy her humour and her appearances on Masterchef as a critic are a breath of fresh air in comparison with some of the others. So I thought it would be interesting to read her bi...

  • Rachel Hall

    Prior to reading this book I confess to only having a vague idea of Grace Dent as a restaurant critic but I knew nothing of her career or her background and was drawn by the promise of an account of g...

  • Lou

    What could be better, I ask, than a working-class Northern lass, with a love of good food, a cracking sense of humour and a real warmth about her, writing a memoir? Living a mere twenty minutes from G...

  • Ellie Spencer

    Rounded up from roughly 4.5 stars ⭐️ Before I had started this book I wasn’t fully sure if I would like it. It is very much out of my comfort zone in terms of genre. But I was hoping that nostal...

  • Sandra Dempsey

    God, I loved this book! As a Cumbrian from a working class background, just a few years older than Grace and with ageing parents and a daughter myself with an English Literature degree trying to make ...

  • Anne

    I have long been a fan of Grace Dent. Masterchef is one of my favourite TV programmes and I adore the 'critics round'. When I see that it's Grace Dent in one of the critic's chairs, then it is extra s...

  • Alice

    I did not expect, as in not at all, that my next four-star read would be a non-fiction. I do not read non-fiction. But since I moved to the UK I tried to learn as much as I could about the local cultu...

  • Jo_Scho_Reads

    What a funny, fascinating and touching memoir this was. Grace Dent is well known as an acerbic tv presenter and columnist in well known newspapers. This is her story; from growing up in the working cl...