Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

The Christmas Chronicles

by Nigel Slater

Cookery, Food and Drink eBooks of the Month The Real World

LoveReading View on The Christmas Chronicles

Can’t wait for it to get to that level of cold when this book will act as a comfort blanket all of its own. Another in Nigel Slater’s exceptional Diary formats it is a paen of praise to winter and its high festivals of Christmas and New Year, a cookery book yes but so much more, there is the garden, family stories, legends and the comfort of home. I love Autumn best and with my love for winter running out in late January this will be a valuable aid in extracting every last drop of winter loveliness there is to keep us going till those gorgeous first days of Spring. Heavens, you can almost smell the Christmas cake cooking as you read.   Sue Baker

Like for Like Reading:

A Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann

Winter: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons by Melissa Harrison

Sue Baker

The Christmas Chronicles Synopsis

The Christmas Chronicles is the story of Nigel Slater's love for winter, for the scent of fir and spruce, for 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.

The Christmas Chronicles Press Reviews

'Nigel is a bloody genius'   Jamie Oliver

'The greatest cookery writer of them all'  Guardian 

`The best food writers combine beauty with practicality, and no one does it more elegantly than Nigel Slater'   Jane Shilling, Daily Mail - BOOKS OF THE YEAR 

'The pick of the bunch...bubbling with ideas, suggestions, hints and personal opinions that genuinely help you to make your own mind up about how and what to cook'  The Times   

'He's a genius'   Matthew Fort, Guardian   

`Slater remains the reigning champion, a writer incapable of uninspiring sentences'  Daily Express

`No one writes more temptingly about food'  Independent  

If you loved this, you might like these...

Jo Malone: My Story
The Life and Times of a Very British Man
More Dashing Further Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor
Fear Trump in the White House

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780008260194
Publication date: 19/10/2017
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008260194
Publication date: 19th October 2017
Author: Nigel Slater
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: Cookery, Food and Drink, eBook Favourites, The Real World,
Categories: General cookery & recipes,

About Nigel Slater

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 ...

More About Nigel Slater

More Books By Nigel Slater

Cover for A Year of Good Eating The Kitchen Diaries III by Nigel Slater
Cover for Real Fast Puddings by Nigel Slater
Cover for Eat - The Little Book of Fast Food by Nigel Slater
View All Books By Nigel Slater

Share this book