Blink Publishing, a non-fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK, will publish the ‘hilarious and noshable’ memoir, A Slice of Fried Gold, by Nick Frost, one of Britain’s best-loved actors and writers.
Publishing Director Susannah Otter acquired world all language rights at auction from Sarah O’Keefe at Aevitas.
From Spaced and Hot Fuzz to Paul and Truth Seekers, Nick Frost has lit up our screens for decades with his perfectly observed, just-the-right-side-of-absurd sketches and films. He’s also a keen, self-taught cook: so keen, in fact, that in lockdown, he personally delivered pies to his Instagram followers.
This book is his love letter to food, to kitchens and the people in them.
Nick’s favourite thing to eat aged 10 was his mother’s stroganoff and as her alcoholism worsened, he began to learn to cook it himself, gradually taking over and using it as a magic trick to conjure up the very best bits of her – the stable, sober bits, which became harder to find as the years went on. This was the beginning of a lifelong love of process and technique, of escaping into a world of hisses, blips and thunks of a knife on a board.
Susannah Otter said: ‘Never in my ten years as an editor has a proposal been met with such a tidal wave of internal enthusiasm as this one, and I am profoundly delighted and honoured to be publishing A Slice of Fried Gold at Blink. Nick holds a deep appreciation of cooking, food, and all it carries with it, as well as an enviable ability to find the perfect phrase to describe these things. I cannot wait for everyone to savour this gem.’
Nick Frost said: ‘Out of all the publishers I met who wanted to eat my memories, and let me tell you there were many, Bonnier and specifically Susannah Otter made me realise very early on there was only one place I felt comfortable sharing both memoir and delicious, noshable recipes.’
Nick Frost is an accomplished actor and writer. He is also a keen home cook who can slice a mushroom faster than any muthafucka. He is best known for his work alongside Simon Pegg in the sitcom Spaced and the films Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul and The World’s End, as well as his culinary tour de force ‘Pies in a Bowl’.
A Slice of Fried Gold will be published in hardback, audio and eBook on 28th September 2023, with the paperback following in 2024.