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Eat Up

Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want
Narrated by: Ruby Tandoh
Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
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Think about that first tickle of hunger in your stomach. A moment ago, you could have been thinking about anything, but now it's thickly buttered marmite toast, a frosty scoop of ice cream straight from the tub, some creamy, cheesy scrambled eggs or a fuzzy, perfectly ripe peach.  

Eating is one of life's greatest pleasures. Food nourishes our bodies, helps us celebrate our successes (from a wedding cake to a post-night-out kebab), cheers us up when we're down, introduces us to new cultures and - when we cook and eat together - connects us with the people we love.  

In Eat Up, Ruby Tandoh celebrates the fun and pleasure of food, taking a look at everything from gluttons and gourmets in the movies to the symbolism of food and sex. She will arm you against the fad diets, food crazes and bad science that can make eating guilt-laden and expensive, drawing eating inspiration from influences as diverse as Roald Dahl, Nora Ephron and Gemma from TOWIE. Filled with straight-talking, sympathetic advice on everything from mental health to recipe ideas and shopping tips, this is an audiobook that clears away the fog, to help you fall back in love with food.

©2018 Ruby Tandoh (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Great story - I struggled with the narrator

I really liked Tandoh's writing style and her over-the-top descriptions suit her subject. I really struggled with her narration though. She speaks in a flat monotone about what should be an uplifting subject. I found her narration style negative, as if she were speaking about something very difficult and painful, when what she is describing is actually a celebration of food. I would not have gotten past this if it wasn't for the quality content of the writing. I got used to it more as I got into the book but it continued to bother me right to end.

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  • Rubycat
  • 19-04-2019

Brilliant in Anorexia recovery.

in a world where food is the enemy, this book is a breath of fresh air.
As somebody at the beginning of a long and arduous recovery from severe anorexia, this has helped immensely in keeping my attitude and perspective to food healthy, therefore building my motivation to eat and trust in food.
I will be re-reading this many times in future to further cement my views that food is not and never was the enemy, regardless of what Society may say. I recommend this book to anybody who has an unhealthy relationship to food.

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  • John London
  • 19-01-2020

Polemic against all of the individual bugbears

Please keep the droning on about how unjust the world is for champagne socialist parties and maybe engage with those unwashed masses you claim to care for. I am not sure when "Men" become an adjective for all of male society and of course is synonymous with cruelty intolerance etc. If you not are not a Guardian reader or fond of running in the forest naked, give it a pass. Just finished Selfie by Will Storr - literally written about this powerful cadre.

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  • D Furnell
  • 18-01-2020

Nice writing but what is she really trying to say?

This is an enormously well-intentioned but the message seems confused and designed not to offend.

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  • Henry Sahba
  • 10-10-2018

An inspiring manifesto

Brilliant, an antidote to all the food nonsense swirling around all of us. Dig in!