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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
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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.
'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
Publication date: 19/10/2017
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||19th October 2017|
|Publisher:||Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Cookery, Food and Drink, eBook Favourites, The Real World,|
|Categories:||General cookery & recipes,|
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