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Nigel Slater

Toast competition

“No matter how bad things get, it’s impossible not to love someone who’s made you toast. Once you’ve bitten through that crusty surface to the soft dough underneath and tasted the warm salty butter – you’re lost forever.” Continue reading “Toast competition”

West Midlands Film Boost

Hollywood has arrived in the West Midlands with not one but two films currently being shot in the area, bringing with them some famous faces.

Ever thought you’d spot Helena Bonham Carter or Freddie Highmore (the little lad from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) in Wolverhampton?  Well, you probably still won’t, but they are there…  Their new film TOAST, based on food writer Nigel Slater’s childhood in 1960’s Wolverhampton, is a bittersweet trip down memory lane retrieving the tastes and smells that a young boy associates with his journey into adulthood. Continue reading “West Midlands Film Boost”

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