‘If you were to only have one Slater cookbook in your life, this is it’ OFM, Books of the Year
‘He is king among food writers’ Nigella Lawson
‘Slater’s best book’ Diana Henry, Sunday Telegraph
A Cook’s Book is the story of Nigel Slater’s life in the kitchen.
From the first jam tart Nigel made with his mum standing on a chair trying to reach the Aga, through to what he is cooking now, this is the ultimate Nigel Slater collection brimming with over 200 recipes.
He writes about how his cooking has changed from discovering the best way to roast a chicken to the trick to smoky, smooth aubergine mash. He gives the tales behind the recipes and recalls the first time he ate a baguette in Paris, his love of jewel-bright Japanese pickled radishes and his initial slice of buttercream-topped chocolate cake. These are the favourite recipes Nigel Slater cooks at home every day; the heart and soul of his cooking. Chapters include: a slice of tart, a chicken in the pot, everyday greens, the solace of soup and the ritual of tea. This is the essential Nigel Slater.
About the Author
Nigel Slater is the author of a collection of best-selling books and presenter of BBC 1's Eating Together, Simple Cooking and Dish of the Day. He has been food columnist for The Observer for over twenty years. His books include the classics Appetite and The Kitchen Diaries I, II and III and the critically acclaimed two-volume Tender. His award-winning memoir Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger won six major awards and was made into a BBC film starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore. Nigel’s writing has won the National Book Awards, the Glenfiddich Trophy, the André Simon Memorial Prize, the Fortnum & Mason Food Book Award and the British Biography of the Year. He was the winner of a Guild of Food Writers' Award for his BBC 1 series Simple Suppers.
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