Shortlisted for the Galaxy Food & Drink Book of the Year 2010.
Somehow with Nigel Slater, I become a half-decent cook; firstly I’m hooked by the lusciousness of his prose and then the recipes, so tempting, so un-fussy, so right, what a Godsend he is. And in this his latest book, Tender Volume 2, it is fruit that is centre stage and a wonderful time of the year to have this to hand with all the superb English fruits now available. It is crammed with delicious ideas and recipes and written with such an intoxicating love of fruits that you will be tempted into growing as well as cooking. I couldn’t resist trying out some of the recipes, his apple and courgette cake is sublime!
With over 200 recipe ideas and many wonderful stories from the fruit garden, Tender: Volume II -- A cook's guide to the fruit garden is the definitive guide to cooking with fruit from Britain's finest food writer. 'When I dug up my lawn to grow my own vegetables and herbs I planted fruit too. A handful of small trees - plum, apple and pear - some raspberry, blackberry and currant bushes and even strawberries in pots suddenly joined my patch of potatoes, beans and peas. These fruits became the backbone of my home baking, the stars in my cakes and pastries and even inspired the odd pot of jam. More than this, I started to use them in new ways too, from a weekday supper of pork chops with cider and apples to a Chinese Sunday roast with spiced plum sauce. The hot family puddings and fruit ices we had always loved so much suddenly took on a delicious new significance.'
A year after the elegantly produced first volume of Tender burst onto the cookery scene, Nigel Slater brings his same high standards to an equally exquisite companion volume, which does for fruit what the first book did for vegetables. His expertise comes from nurturing a modest urban garden, not a grand estate, so his growing advice for each fruit might just encourage us to produce a little of our own. And, of course, the range of fruits means that there are some not often found in recipe books, like quince, for example. The recipes, of which there are over 300, range from great savoury meat dishes with fruit, like pork chops with cider and apples and lamb and apricot, to luxurious hot puddings and fresh-tasting fruit ice-creams. And Slater’s familiar conversational style makes this a recipe book to take to bed and read, and not just one to confine to the kitchen. Sublime!
Reviews for Tender Volume I:
'The sensual pleasure he gets from growing and cooking the produce from his small London vegetable patch is vividly conveyed in gentle, evocative prose
'Beautiful, inspiring and informative'
BBC Good Food Magazine
'Tender will not disappoint Slater's fans!the recipes are simple, tasty and sometimes a little bit naughty!the photography compliments the book perfectly!a highlight on any bookshelf'
'A food writer who loves the best ingredients, Nigel Slater writes lyrically about the freshness, texture and subtlety of flavour of freshly harvested vegetables! a delicious book' LADY
Publication date: 16/09/2010
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||16th September 2010|
|Publisher:||Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Cookery, Food and Drink, The Real World,|
|Categories:||Cookery by ingredient, Gardening: growing fruit & vegetables,|
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