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Following its world premiere at The Lowry, Salford, in May, the stage adaption of Nigel Slater’s best-selling memoirs Toast is to be performed at the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of Traverse Festival 2018. Ahead of the show Mrs Bite asked Nigel Slater some foodie questions.  You can BOOK TICKETS HERE 

Apart from Toast what is your favourite comfort food.
Vanilla ice cream.

If you could take one cheese to a desert island what would it be?
I would probably take feta, because it marries perfectly with ripe sweet figs that I may find on my island. I could eat watermelon and feta every day.

What is your favourite summer food/recipe?
A big, freshly cooked crab and a bowl of mayonnaise.

What is your idea of a romantic dinner a deux and what would you drink?
Dinner in a restaurant and Champagne always

What would you pack for a picnic up Arthur’s Seat?
Pork pie, pickles and a big fruit cake. Food that will survive a good walk and arrive in fine fettle.

What is your favourite food memory?
Coming home from school on a winter’s day to find my mum had a tray of oat flapjack baking in the oven.

What is your favourite pudding?
Christmas pudding. I could eat it every day of the year.

What is your favourite restaurant in Edinburgh and why?
Too many wonderful places to single one out. I always seem to eat well here. With some of the best seafood in the world on the doorstep, I can’t fail to eat well.

And elsewhere?
I love the Wolseley on Piccadilly in London.

What is your fave bar and why?
I love the hidden gem that is Bramble. Great music, fabulous drinks, the best atmosphere.

Who would you most like to go out drinking with and why?
My eighteen year old self. I would have quite a bit of advice for young Nigel.

What would order for your last meal?
I would quite like the food of my childhood. A big Sunday lunch with lots of roast potatoes followed by jam roly poly

About TOAST 

Vividly recreating suburban England in the 1960s, Nigel Slater’s childhood is told through the tastes and smells he grew up with.
From making the perfect sherry trifle, waging war over cakes through to the playground politics of sweets and the rigid rules of restaurant dining, this is a moving and evocative tale of love, loss and...toast.

The author of a collection of bestselling books and presenter of nine BBCtelevision series, Nigel Slater has been the food columnist for The Observer for 25 years.
His memoir ‘Toast - the Story of a Boy’s Hunger’ won six major awards, has been translated into five languages and became a BBC film starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore.

Nigel is currently presenting the programme Middle East on BBC2.
www.traverse.co.uk / @traversetheatre
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh - Tuesday 7 to Sunday 26 August 2018| (excluding 13th& 20th) | Times vary – please visit website for full details | Tickets: From £15

 

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