Nigel Slater - Author

About the Author

Nigel Slater is one of Britain's most highly regarded food writers. His beautifully written prose, warm personality and unpretentious, easy-to-follow recipes have won him a huge following.

He is the author of a collection of much loved cookery books: Real Fast Food (1992), The 30 Minute Cook (1994), Real Good Food (1995) and Real Cooking (1997). He writes an award winning weekly column in the Observer and edits their Food Monthly supplement. His weekly Observer column is syndicated internationally and he is a regular contributor to Sainsbury's The Magazine.

Real Fast Food was shortlisted for the André Simon Award. Real Cooking' was shortlisted for a Glenfiddich Award and The 30-Minute Cook was shortlisted for both the Glenfiddich and Julia Child Awards. He has won the Cookery Writer of the Year Award, Media Personality of the Year and the Glenfiddich Trophy.

Real Food, published in September 1998, accompanied an eight-part Channel 4 TV series, and was based upon the eight ingredients about which he is especially passionate. Real Food was awarded the 1999 Glenfiddich Award for Best Visual Work (photography by Jonathan Lovekin and art direction by Nigel Slater), and Nigel was also awarded the 1999 Best Newspaper Cookery Journalist. Appetite by Nigel Slater was a hardback bestseller in autumn 2000 and won the André Simon Cookbook of the Year Award.

Featured books by Nigel Slater

A Year of Good Eating The Kitchen Diaries III

A Year of Good Eating The Kitchen Diaries III

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2015

The third instalment of Nigel Slater's classic Kitchen Diaries series, A Year of Good Eating explores the balance and pleasure in eating well throughout the year. The leisurely recipes and kitchen stories of the Diaries are ingeniously interspersed with seasonal sections of quick, weeknight suppers in the style of Nigel's most recent bestseller Eat. A salmon pie with herb butter sauce or an asparagus and blue cheese tart for when you have time to cook; roasted summer vegetables with sausages or quick baked eggs and greens for when you need to get dinner on the table fast.

Real Fast Puddings

Real Fast Puddings

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Discover the delicious yet speedy desserts in Nigel Slater's classic Real Fast Puddings. It is an inspiring collection of quick and delicious puddings made with simple and fresh ingredients from Nigel Slater, the master of the easily prepared dish. In four sections - Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring - he offers ideas for a wide range of mouth-watering and irresistible desserts all of which can be prepared in under half an hour. Praise for Nigel Slater's Real Fast Puddings: Delectable...Slater is an unashamed spoon-licker . (Daily Telegraph). Nigel Slater's infectious enthusiasm is nicely countered by attention to modern practicalities ...corners are unashamedly cut, quality is never compromised . (Evening Standard). I hardly ever cook puddings ...but I could be converted by Nigel Slater's unpretentious and appetizing Real Fast Puddings . (Sunday Times). I love this man: his wit and greed make him irresistible . (Nigella Lawson). Nigel Slater is the Observer's food writer, writing a month column for Observer Food Monthly. Real Fast Food was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award while The 30-Minute Cook was nominated for both the Glenfiddich and Julia Child Awards. In 1995 he won the Glenfiddich Trophy and he has twice won the Cookery Writer of the Year Award as well as being named Media Personality of the Year in the 1996 Good Food Awards. His other bestselling books include Real Food, Appetite and The Kitchen Diaries.

The Kitchen Diaries II A Year of Simple Cooking

The Kitchen Diaries II A Year of Simple Cooking

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2012

The Kitchen Diaries was one of the most acclaimed food books of recent times. With Kitchen Diaries II: A Year of Simple Suppers, Nigel Slater returns to this inspiring structure - recording the food he buys, prepares, eats and shares throughout the year. With over 300 recipes, many from his hugely successful TV series, Simple Suppers, Kitchen Diaries II  is full of classic Slater ideas, from a cider loaf to start the new year, to an indulgent chicken and leek pie or a simple, fresh salad of pears and bitter leaves.

Other books by Nigel Slater

The Christmas Chronicles Notes, Stories & 100 Essential Recipes for Winter

The Christmas Chronicles Notes, Stories & 100 Essential Recipes for Winter

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2018

From the BBC1 presenter and bestselling author of Eat, The Kitchen Diaries and Toast comes a new book featuring everything you need for the winter solstice. The Christmas Chronicles is the story of Nigel Slater's love for winter, the scent of fir and spruce, ghost stories read with a glass of sloe gin, and beeswax candles with shadows dancing on the ceiling. With recipes, decorations, fables and quick fireside suppers, Nigel guides you through the essential preparations for Christmas and the New Year, with everything you need to enjoy the winter months. Taking you from 1 November all the way to the end of January, The Christmas Chronicles covers everything from Bonfire Night, Christmas and New Year to Epiphany. Throughout the season, Nigel offers over 100 recipes to see you through the build-up, the celebrations and the aftermath. Here are much-loved classics such as goose and turkey (and making the most of the leftovers), mincemeat and the cake; recipes to make the cold months bearable, like ribsticker bread pudding with Comte and Taleggio, salt crust potatoes with blue cheese and goat's curd, and hot-smoked salmon, potatoes and dill; as well as bright flavours to welcome the new year, including pink grapefruit marmalade, pear and pickled radish salad and rye, linseed and treacle bread. Packed with feasts, folktales, myths and memoir and all told in Nigel's warm and intimate signature style, The Christmas Chronicles is the only book you'll ever need for winter.

Christmas Chronicles: Notes, stories & 100 essential recipes for midwinter

Christmas Chronicles: Notes, stories & 100 essential recipes for midwinter

Author: Nigel Slater Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2017

From the BBC1 presenter and bestselling author of Eat, The Kitchen Diaries and Toast comes a new book featuring everything you need for the winter solstice.Read by the author, this audiobook is accompanied by a pdf of the recipes from the Christmas Chronicles.The Christmas Chronicles is the story of Nigel Slater's love for winter, the scent of fir and spruce, ghost stories read with a glass of sloe gin, and beeswax candles with shadows dancing on the ceiling. With recipes, decorations, fables and quick fireside suppers, Nigel guides you through the essential preparations for Christmas and the New Year, with everything you need to enjoy the winter months.Taking you from 1 November all the way to the end of January, The Christmas Chronicles covers everything from Bonfire Night, Christmas and New Year to Epiphany. Throughout the season, Nigel offers over 100 recipes to see you through the build-up, the celebrations and the aftermath. Here are much-loved classics such as goose and turkey (and making the most of the leftovers), mincemeat and the cake; recipes to make the cold months bearable, like ribsticker bread pudding with Comte and Taleggio, salt crust potatoes with blue cheese and goat's curd, and hot-smoked salmon, potatoes and dill; as well as bright flavours to welcome the new year, including pink grapefruit marmalade, pear and pickled radish salad and rye, linseed and treacle bread.Packed with feasts, folktales, myths and memoir and all told in Nigel's warm and intimate signature style, The Christmas Chronicles is the only book you'll ever need for winter.

A Year of Good Eating The Kitchen Diaries III

A Year of Good Eating The Kitchen Diaries III

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2015

The third instalment of Nigel Slater's classic Kitchen Diaries series, A Year of Good Eating explores the balance and pleasure in eating well throughout the year. The leisurely recipes and kitchen stories of the Diaries are ingeniously interspersed with seasonal sections of quick, weeknight suppers in the style of Nigel's most recent bestseller Eat. A salmon pie with herb butter sauce or an asparagus and blue cheese tart for when you have time to cook; roasted summer vegetables with sausages or quick baked eggs and greens for when you need to get dinner on the table fast.

Real Fast Food

Real Fast Food

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Discover quick and tasty dishes from Nigel Slater in Real Fast Food. Nigel Slater presents over 350 creative, delicious and nourishing recipes and suggestions for those who'd rather spend more of their time eating than cooking. From simple snacks to dinner-party desserts, all the dishes in Nigel Slater's Real Fast Food can be ready to eat in 30 minutes or under. 'Makes your stomach rumble . . . Easily my first choice for a simple, good, workable and readable cookery book' - Nigella Lawson 'Not just a cookery book for gourmets and foodies, but for real people too' - Sophie Grigson 'Nigel Slater offers us a decade's worth of fresh, original cookery ideas with spoonfuls of wit' Observer 'Designed to appeal to people who love food but don't want to spend hours slaving away at the stove (i.e. nearly everybody in Britain)' - Independent on Sunday Nigel Slater is the Observer's food writer, writing a month column for Observer Food Monthly. Real Fast Food was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award while The 30-Minute Cook was nominated for both the Glenfiddich and Julia Child Awards. In 1995 he won the Glenfiddich Trophy and he has twice won the Cookery Writer of the Year Award as well as being named Media Personality of the Year in the 1996 Good Food Awards. His other bestselling books include Real Fast Puddings, Real Food, Appetite and The Kitchen Diaries.

Real Fast Puddings

Real Fast Puddings

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Discover the delicious yet speedy desserts in Nigel Slater's classic Real Fast Puddings. It is an inspiring collection of quick and delicious puddings made with simple and fresh ingredients from Nigel Slater, the master of the easily prepared dish. In four sections - Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring - he offers ideas for a wide range of mouth-watering and irresistible desserts all of which can be prepared in under half an hour. Praise for Nigel Slater's Real Fast Puddings: Delectable...Slater is an unashamed spoon-licker . (Daily Telegraph). Nigel Slater's infectious enthusiasm is nicely countered by attention to modern practicalities ...corners are unashamedly cut, quality is never compromised . (Evening Standard). I hardly ever cook puddings ...but I could be converted by Nigel Slater's unpretentious and appetizing Real Fast Puddings . (Sunday Times). I love this man: his wit and greed make him irresistible . (Nigella Lawson). Nigel Slater is the Observer's food writer, writing a month column for Observer Food Monthly. Real Fast Food was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award while The 30-Minute Cook was nominated for both the Glenfiddich and Julia Child Awards. In 1995 he won the Glenfiddich Trophy and he has twice won the Cookery Writer of the Year Award as well as being named Media Personality of the Year in the 1996 Good Food Awards. His other bestselling books include Real Food, Appetite and The Kitchen Diaries.

The Kitchen Diaries II A Year of Simple Cooking

The Kitchen Diaries II A Year of Simple Cooking

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2012

The Kitchen Diaries was one of the most acclaimed food books of recent times. With Kitchen Diaries II: A Year of Simple Suppers, Nigel Slater returns to this inspiring structure - recording the food he buys, prepares, eats and shares throughout the year. With over 300 recipes, many from his hugely successful TV series, Simple Suppers, Kitchen Diaries II  is full of classic Slater ideas, from a cider loaf to start the new year, to an indulgent chicken and leek pie or a simple, fresh salad of pears and bitter leaves.

Eating for England The Delights and Eccentricities of the British at Table

Eating for England The Delights and Eccentricities of the British at Table

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2008

Written in a style similar to that of Nigel Slater's multi-award-winning food memoir `Toast', this is a celebration of the glory, humour, eccentricities and embarrassments that are the British at Table. The British have a relationship with their food that is unlike that of any other country. Once something that was never discussed in polite company, it is now something with which the nation is obsessed. But are we at last developing a food culture or are we just going through the motions? `Eating for England' is an entertaining, detailed and somewhat tongue-in-cheek observation of the British and their food, their cooking, their eating and how they behave in restaurants, with chapters on - amongst other things - dinner parties, funeral teas, Indian restaurants, dieting and eating whilst under the influence. Written in Nigel Slater's trademark readable style, `Eating for England' highlights our idiosyncratic attitude towards the fine art of dining.

Eating for England: The Delights and Eccentricities of the British at Table

Eating for England: The Delights and Eccentricities of the British at Table

Author: Nigel Slater Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2007

Written in a style similar to that of Nigel Slater's multi-award-winning food memoir 'Toast', this is a celebration of the glory, humour, eccentricities and embarrassments that are The British at Table.The British have a relationship with their food that is unlike that of any other country. Once something that was never discussed in polite company, it is now something with which the nation is obsessed. But are we at last developing a food culture or are we just going through the motions?'Eating for England' is an entertaining, detailed and somewhat tongue-in-cheek observation of the British and their food, their cooking, their eating and how they behave in restaurants, with chapters on - amongst other things - dinner parties, funeral teas, Indian restaurants, dieting and eating whilst under the influence.Written in Nigel Slater's trademark readable style, 'Eating for England' highlights our idiosyncratic attitude towards the fine art of dining.

The Kitchen Diaries

The Kitchen Diaries

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/04/2007

Following the success of `Real Food' and `Appetite', this is the tenth book from Nigel Slater, the award-winning food writer and author of the bestselling autobiography, `Toast'. `The food in The Kitchen Diaries is simply what I eat at home. The stuff I make for myself, for friends and family, for visitors and for parties, for Sunday lunch and for snacks. These are meals I make when I stop work, or when I am having mates over or when I want to surprise, seduce or show off. This is what I cook when I'm feeling energetic, lazy, hungry or late. It is what I eat when I'm not phoning out for pizza or going for a curry. This is the food that makes up my life, both the Monday to Friday stuff and that for weekends and special occasions.' `Much of it is what you might call fast food, because I still believe that life is too short to spend all day at the stove, but some of it is unapologetically long, slow cooking. But without exception every single recipe in this book is a doddle to cook. A walk in the park. A piece of p***.' `Fast food, slow food, big eats, little eats, quick pasta suppers, family roasts and even Christmas lunch. It is simply my stuff, what I cook and eat, every day. Nigel's food - for you.'

Real Cooking

Real Cooking

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2006

Get cooking simple and delicious meals with Nigel Slater's Real Cooking. 'This is real cooking. The roast potato that sticks to the roasting tin; the crouton from the salad that has soaked up the mustardy dressing ... these are the things that make something worth eating. And worth cooking' Nigel Slater Nigel Slater's sumptuous recipes are not about making fancy stocks and sauces or perfecting spun-sugar baskets. They are about using the best quality ingredients to make food that is a joy to eat. Freshness, simplicity and flavour: these are what count for Nigel Slater in the easy-to-follow and deliciously satisfying meals contained in Real Cooking. Nigel Slater is the Observer's food writer, writing a month column for Observer Food Monthly. Real Fast Food was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award while The 30-Minute Cook was nominated for both the Glenfiddich and Julia Child Awards. In 1995 he won the Glenfiddich Trophy and he has twice won the Cookery Writer of the Year Award as well as being named Media Personality of the Year in the 1996 Good Food Awards. His other bestselling books include Real Fast Puddings, Real Food, Appetite and The Kitchen Diaries.

The 30-Minute Cook

The 30-Minute Cook

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2006

Discover quick and tasty dishes in Nigel Slater's The 30-Minute Cook. Quick, delicious meals from across the world with ingredients available from your local supermarket - all prepared within thirty minutes: the perfect book for the busy cook. Praise for Nigel Slater's The 30 Minute Cook: 'One of my very favourite cookery writers' Delia Smith 'The whiff of kaffir lime leaves, cumin and ginger wafts from the pages ... I can think of no one more likely to coax timid cooks into a spirit of culinary adventure' Financial Times 'An inspired worldwide collection of quick and accessible dishes' Evening Standard Nigel Slater is the Observer's food writer, writing a month column for Observer Food Monthly. Real Fast Food was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award while The 30-Minute Cook was nominated for both the Glenfiddich and Julia Child Awards. In 1995 he won the Glenfiddich Trophy and he has twice won the Cookery Writer of the Year Award as well as being named Media Personality of the Year in the 1996 Good Food Awards. His other bestselling books include Real Fast Puddings, Real Food, Appetite and The Kitchen Diaries.

Real Fast Puddings

Real Fast Puddings

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2006

Discover the delicious yet speedy desserts in Nigel Slater's Real Fast Puddings. An inspiring collection of quick and delicious puddings made with simple and fresh ingredients from Nigel Slater, the master of the easily prepared dish. In four sections - Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring - he offers ideas for a wide range of mouth-watering and irresistible desserts all of which can be prepared in under half an hour. Praise for Nigel Slater's Real Fast Puddings: 'Delectable ... Slater is an unashamed spoon-licker' Daily Telegraph 'Nigel Slater's infectious enthusiasm is nicely countered by attention to modern practicalities ... corners are unashamedly cut, quality is never compromised' Evening Standard 'I hardly ever cook puddings ... but I could be converted by Nigel Slater's unpretentious and appetizing Real Fast Puddings' Sunday Times 'I love this man: his wit and greed make him irresistible' Nigella Lawson Nigel Slater is the Observer's food writer, writing a month column for Observer Food Monthly. Real Fast Food was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award while The 30-Minute Cook was nominated for both the Glenfiddich and Julia Child Awards. In 1995 he won the Glenfiddich Trophy and he has twice won the Cookery Writer of the Year Award as well as being named Media Personality of the Year in the 1996 Good Food Awards. His other bestselling books include Real Food, Appetite and The Kitchen Diaries.

Real Fast Food

Real Fast Food

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2006

Discover quick and tasty dishes from Nigel Slater in Real Fast Food. Nigel Slater presents over 350 creative, delicious and nourishing recipes and suggestions for those who'd rather spend more of their time eating than cooking. From simple snacks to dinner-party desserts, all the dishes in Nigel Slater's Real Fast Food can be ready to eat in 30 minutes or under. 'Makes your stomach rumble . . . Easily my first choice for a simple, good, workable and readable cookery book' - Nigella Lawson 'Not just a cookery book for gourmets and foodies, but for real people too' - Sophie Grigson 'Nigel Slater offers us a decade's worth of fresh, original cookery ideas with spoonfuls of wit' Observer 'Designed to appeal to people who love food but don't want to spend hours slaving away at the stove (i.e. nearly everybody in Britain)' - Independent on Sunday Nigel Slater is the Observer's food writer, writing a month column for Observer Food Monthly. Real Fast Food was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award while The 30-Minute Cook was nominated for both the Glenfiddich and Julia Child Awards. In 1995 he won the Glenfiddich Trophy and he has twice won the Cookery Writer of the Year Award as well as being named Media Personality of the Year in the 1996 Good Food Awards. His other bestselling books include Real Fast Puddings, Real Food, Appetite and The Kitchen Diaries.

The Kitchen Diaries

The Kitchen Diaries

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2005

Classic cookery writing from the award-winning food writer and author of bestselling autobiography, `Toast'. `The food in The Kitchen Diaries is simply what I eat at home. The stuff I make for myself, for friends and family, for Sunday lunch and for snacks. These are meals I make when I am having mates over or when I want to surprise, seduce or show off. This is what I cook when I'm feeling energetic, lazy, hungry or late. This is the food that makes up my life, both the Monday to Friday stuff and that for weekends and special occasions.' `Much of it is what you might call fast food, but some of it is unapologetically long, slow cooking. But without exception every single recipe in this book is a doddle to cook. A walk in the park. A piece of p***.' `Fast food, slow food, big eats, little eats, quick pasta suppers, family roasts and even Christmas lunch. It is simply my stuff, what I cook and eat, every day.'

Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger

Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger

Author: Nigel Slater Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

TOAST is top food writer Nigel Slater's eat-and-tell autobiography. Detailing all the food, recipes and cooking that have marked his passage from greedy schoolboy to great food writer. In December 2010 the BBC will bring out a film of Toast starring Helena Bonham-Carter and directed by Lee Hall, who won an oscar nomination for Billy Elliot.Britain's most popular cook describes his personal culinary odyssey, from dangerous encounters with his mother's weevil-seasoned cakes to being harangued by readers who think he deliberately styles Yorkshire puddings to look like a woman's private parts.Hilarious, irreverent and mouthwatering, TOAST captures thirty years of British cooking and the recipes that we have grown up with since the days when a grilled grapefruit was the last word in dinner party chic. Everyone has gorged on cake mix, endured disastrous dinner parties, and put up with the loved one who can only ever produce burnt toast. Nigel Slater is no different. Hair-raising accounts of hotels modeled on Fawlty Towers, the mystery of the disappearing condom and the seafood cocktail, and many more, take readers behind the scenes of British cuisine to reveal the unlikely origins of our foremost cook.

Toast

Toast

Author: Nigel Slater Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2004

Toast is Nigel Slater's truly extraordinary story of a childhood remembered through food. In each chapter, as he takes readers on a tour of the contents of his family's pantryrice pudding, tinned ham, cream soda, mince pies, lemon drops, bourbon biscuitswe are transported....His mother was a chops-and-peas sort of cook, exasperated by the highs and lows of a temperamental stove, a finicky little son, and the asthma that was to prove fatal. His father was a honey-and-crumpets man with an unpredictable temper. When Nigel's widowed father takes on a housekeeper with social aspirations and a talent in the kitchen, the following years become a heartbreaking cooking contest for his father's affections. But as he slowly loses the battle, Nigel finds a new outlet for his culinary talents, and we witness the birth of what was to become a lifelong passion for food. Nigel's likes and dislikes, aversions and sweet-toothed weaknesses, form a fascinating backdrop to this exceptionally moving memoir of childhood, adolescence, and sexual awakening.A bestseller (more than 300,000 copies sold) and award-winner in the UK, Toast is sure to delight both foodies and memoir readers on this side of the pondespecially those who made such enormous successes of Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone and Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Tender Volume I, a Cook and His Vegetable Patch

Tender Volume I, a Cook and His Vegetable Patch

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2004

With over 400 recipe ideas and many wonderful stories from the cook's garden, Tender: Volume I - A cook and his vegetable patch, is the definitive guide to cooking with vegetables from the presenter of BBC One's Simple Cooking. 'I would like to think I know more now than I did before I picked up my trowel and dug that first furrow of red and white radishes. How to get the best out of a vegetable yes, but also what are the different ways to treat it in the kitchen, which seasonings will make it sing, what other ingredients is it most comfortable or most exciting with. What are the classic recipes not to be missed by a newcomer and what new ways are there which might be of interest to an old hand.' In his inimitable, unpretentious style Nigel Slater, the presenter of BBC One's Simple Cooking, elevates vegetables to the starring role in his latest cook book, whether that means enjoying vegetables for their own sake or on the same plate as a piece of meat or fish. From crab cakes and crushed peas to broccoli and lamb stir-fry, luxury cauliflower cheese to a delicious broad bean salad, `Tender' has everything a cook could want from a recipe book.

Toast Toast Complete & Unabridged

Toast Toast Complete & Unabridged

Author: Nigel Slater Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/09/2003

TOAST is top food writer Nigel Slater's eat-and-tell autobiography. Detailing all the food, recipes and cooking that have marked his passage from greedy schoolboy to great food writer. In December 2010 the BBC will bring out a film of Toast starring Helena Bonham-Carter and directed by Lee Hall, who won an oscar nomination for Billy Elliot.Britain's most popular cook describes his personal culinary odyssey, from dangerous encounters with his mother's weevil-seasoned cakes to being harangued by readers who think he deliberately styles Yorkshire puddings to look like a woman's private parts.Hilarious, irreverent and mouthwatering, TOAST captures thirty years of British cooking and the recipes that we have grown up with since the days when a grilled grapefruit was the last word in dinner party chic. Everyone has gorged on cake mix, endured disastrous dinner parties, and put up with the loved one who can only ever produce burnt toast. Nigel Slater is no different. Hair-raising accounts of hotels modeled on Fawlty Towers, the mystery of the disappearing condom and the seafood cocktail, and many more, take readers behind the scenes of British cuisine to reveal the unlikely origins of our foremost cook.

Appetite

Appetite

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2001

Nigel Slater's inspirational guide to home cooking. `I want you to take in the spirit of the recipes and to deviate according to your ingredients and your feelings. I urge you to break the rules. I want you to follow your appetite.' Inspiring and irresistible, `Appetite' takes a hundred simple classics and casts aside the insecurities of normal recipes. Ingredients are listed, followed by a suggestion of how much you might need, i.e. `double cream - start with 100 ml then see how you go'. Readers will be liberated to use their own judgement, indeed actively encouraged to skip half the ingredients for pared-down versions that will teach them the essence of a dish. Recipe titles reflect this approach - `a cheap spaghetti supper', `a big pork roast', `a curry to make you sweat'. Slater's typically unpretentious style and ready wit put the fun back into food.

Real Food

Real Food

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2000

Nigel Slater's classic guide to comfort food `Real food means big-flavoured, unpretentious cooking. Good ingredients made into something worth eating. Just nice, uncomplicated food.' Based on Nigel Slater's absolute favourite food, whether it be The Stickiest Ever Chicken Wings or Baked Goat's Cheese and Pesto in Filo Pastry, Smoked Mackerel Dauphinoise or the classic Bacon Butty, this classic has gone a long way in at last creating a nation of food lovers. In typically unpretentious style, Nigel finds good things to make using mass produced white bread to the finest Italian loaves, or with standard English confectionery to real chocolate made from cocoa solids. With Nigel's unerring understanding of flavours, irresistible, simple recipes, and passionate lively writing, `REAL FOOD' deserves its place on everyone's kitchen shelf.

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