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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.

ebook of the month
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.

ebook of the month
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.

ebook of the month

Other 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: 12/11/2019

An immediate new classic from Nigel Slater. Over 250 recipes, moments and ideas for good eating, with extra-special seasonal sections for quick, weeknight eats. 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. With Nigel's characteristically simple recipes and inspiring writing, this new book will make good eating a joy, every day of the year.

Greenfeast Autumn, Winter (Cloth-Covered, Flexible Binding)

Greenfeast Autumn, Winter (Cloth-Covered, Flexible Binding)

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The second in a pair of fast, season-led vegetable books from beloved author and cook Nigel Slater. `Much of my weekday eating contains neither meat nor fish ... It is simply the way my eating has grown to be over the last few years.' From the start of autumn, we crave food that nourishes, food that sets us up for going out in the cold and wet. Greenfeast has over 110 gently sustaining recipes from milk, mushrooms and rice - as comforting as a cashmere blanket - big soups like tahini, sesame and butternut and crumbles made with leeks, tomato and pecorino. With puddings like ginger cake, cardamom and maple syrup, these spirit-lifting recipes are a varied and glorious celebration of simple, plant-based cooking. Highlights include: Simple filo pastry filled with cheese and greens A savoury tart of shallots, apples and Parmesan Soothing polenta with garlic and mushrooms Fiery udon noodles with tomato and chillies Creamy pudding rice with rosewater and apricots

Greenfeast Spring, Summer (Cloth-Covered, Flexible Binding)

Greenfeast Spring, Summer (Cloth-Covered, Flexible Binding)

Author: Nigel Slater Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2019

The first in a pair of fast, season-led vegetable books from beloved author and cook Nigel Slater. `Much of my weekday eating contains neither meat nor fish ... It is simply the way my eating has grown to be over the last few years.' Greenfeast: spring, summer is a vibrant and joyous collection of the food Nigel eats at the end of the day. Over 110 simply beautiful spring and summer recipes, each with suggested variations, that can mostly be on the table in 30 minutes. This is perfect for people who want to eat less meat, but don't want to compromise on flavour and ease of cooking. From roast spring vegetables with peanut sauce to rice, broad beans and asparagus, or peaches with blackberries and ice cream, this green follow-up to the bestselling Eat is for everyone who wants daily inspiration for quick plant-based suppers. Greenfeast: autumn, winter will follow in October 2019.

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.

Toast

Toast

Author: Nigel Slater Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2018

"e;Nigel ist ein gottverdammtes Genie"e; Jamie OliverWer bei englischer Kuche die Nase rumpft, kennt Nigel Slater nicht. Er ist neben Jamie Oliver der grote englische Popstar und Starkoch am Herd, seine Kochbucher sturmen auch in Deutschland regelmaig die Bestsellerlisten. In seinem Leben dreht sich alles ums Essen und Genieen, doch das war nicht immer so. In "e;Toast"e; erinnert er sich, wie er als Junge trotz so mancher britischen Geschmacksverirrung die Welt des Essens fur sich entdeckte und seine Leidenschaft furs Kochen erwachte. Zugleich erzahlt er beruhrend ehrlich die Geschichte seiner Kindheit. Mit einer Mutter, die Toast so sicher verkohlte, wie jeden Morgen die Sonne aufgeht, von mit Kasewurfeln gespickten Grapefruits und misslungenen Schokoladenkuchen. Die traurig-komische Coming-of-Age Story wurde 2010 von der BBC verfilmt.

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

WINNER OF THE FORTNUM & MASON AWARDS BEST FOOD BOOK 2018From 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.

ebook of the month
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.

ebook of the month
Real Fast Food

Real Fast Food

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

Love food but hate spending hours in the kitchen? This book is the answer, with over 350 delicious recipes ready in less than 30 minutes. 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 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.

ebook of the month
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 / softback 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.