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Eating for England by Nigel Slater
  

Eating for England

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In the words of the author “Eating for England is simply a personal celebration of the food this nation cherishes, the rituals we observe, the curious and even the eccentric thing that is the British and their food.” Think of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, bacon sandwiches, apple crumble, even kit-kat or Murray mints and Nigel has a place for them all. Add the Indian restaurants, fish and chips and a host of other dining out experiences and you get an idea of what this lovely book is about … it’s about our attitudes to food … and it’s a pure delight.

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Eating for England by Nigel Slater

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.

About the Author

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 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.

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Publication date

1st October 2007

Author

Nigel Slater

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Harpercollins Publishers

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Hardback

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ISBN

9780007199464

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