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Nigel Slater

Born on 9 April, 1958 in Wolverhampton, Nigel Slater is a food writer, journalist and broadcaster. The author of the bestselling 30-Minute Cook and Real Cooking ["http://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/qsproducttbp?productId=435191&storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=100&searchTerm=nigel+slater"] cookbooks, he earned a certification in catering from Worcester Technical College before establishing himself as one of the nation's favourite cooks.

Nigel worked for Marie Claire for five years and has been a food columnist for Observer magazine for over a decade. He now lives in Highbury and owns a kitchen garden that features in many of his famous books. He's famed for his simple-to-prepare yet delicious recipes.



Nigel Slater Books

  • AADLE
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    Nigel Slater presents over 350 creative, delicious and nourishing recipes and suggestions for those who'd rather spend more of their time eating than cooking. From simple snacks to dinner-party desserts, all the dishes in "Real Fast Food" can be ready to eat in 30 minutes or under.
  • AADLD
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    'This is real cooking. The roast potato that sticks to the roasting tin; the crouton from the salad that has soaked up the mustardy dressing...these are the things that make something worth eating. And worth cooking' - Nigel Slater. Nigel Slater's sumptuous recipes are not about making fancy stocks and sauces or perfecting spun-sugar baskets. They are about using the best quality ingredients to make food that is a joy to eat. Freshness, simplicity and flavour: these are what count in the easy-to-follow and deliciously satisfying meals contained in "Real Cooking".
  • AADLG
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    This book offers recipes for quick, delicious meals from across the world with ingredients available from your local supermarket - all prepared within thirty minutes. It is the perfect book for the busy cook.
  • ADDBY
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    Written in a style similar to that of Nigel Slater's multi-award-winning food memoir 'Toast', this is a celebration of the glory, humour, eccentricities and embarrassments that are the British at Table. 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.
  • AIBFQ
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    From the BBC One presenter and author of 'The Kitchen Diaries', this beautiful and easy-to-use book contains over 600 recipe ideas and is your essential go-to for what to cook every day. Returning to the territory of Nigel's bestselling 'Real Fast Food', 'Eat' is bursting with beautifully simple and quick-to-cook recipes, in a stylish and practical flexible format that's easy to read and use anywhere. Enjoy sizzling chorizo with potatoes and shallots; a sharp and fresh green soup; a Vietnamese-inspired prawn baguette; a one-pan Sunday lunch. Covering everything from quick meals to share with friends to comfort food, 'Eat' is a new, and highly innovative, classic from Nigel Slater.
  • APDKC
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    From the one of our best-loved food writers and the presenter of BBC One's Eating Together, A Year of Good Eating is a completely fresh take on seasonal cooking. The third instalment of Nigel Slater's classic Kitchen Diaries series, A Year of Good Eating explores the balance and pleasure in eating well throughout the year. The leisurely recipes and kitchen stories of the Diaries are ingeniously interspersed with seasonal sections of quick, weeknight suppers in the style of Nigel's most recent bestseller Eat. A salmon pie with herb butter sauce or an asparagus and blue cheese tart for when you have time to cook; roasted summer vegetables with sausages or quick baked eggs and greens for when you need to get dinner on the table fast. With Nigel's characteristically simple recipes and inspiring writing, this new book will make good eating a joy, every day of the year.
  • BKMAF
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    From the best-selling author of Eat, The Kitchen Diaries and Toast comes a new book featuring everything you need for the winter solstice. Written as a diary, and starting in September, this is the story of Nigel Slater's love for winter, its fables and its family feasts. Here are legends and folktales, myths and memoir, all told in Nigel's warm and intimate signature style. Nigel Slater's new book will have everything you need to prepare for and survive midwinter, from a rundown of Europe's Christmas markets and which books to read and films to watch, to where to go for a winter break and what candles to buy. And at the heart of the book are Nigel's recipes, from quick fireside suppers to winter baking and marmalade making.
  • AAKIF
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    The Sunday Times Bestseller, and the biggest memoir of the year, from Britain's best loved food writer. TOAST is Nigel Slater's truly extraordinary story of a childhood remembered through food. Whether relating his mother's ritual burning of the toast, his father's dreaded Boxing Day stew or such culinary highlights of the day as Arctic Roll and Grilled Grapefruit (then considered somehting of a status symbol in Wolverhampton) this remarkable memoir vividly recreates daily life in sixties surburban England. His mother was a chops-and-peas sort of cook, exasperated by the highs and lows of a temperamental AGA, a finicky little son and the asthma that was to prove fatal. His father was a honey-and-crumpets man who could occasionally go off 'crack' like a gun. When Nigel's widowed father takes on a housekeeper with social aspirations and a talent in the kitchen, the following years become a heartbreaking cooking contest for his father's affections. But as he slowly loses the battle, Nigel finds a new outlet for his culinary talents, and we witness the birth of what was to become a lifelong passion for food. Nigel's likes and dislikes, aversions and sweet-toothed weaknesses form a fascinating and amusing backdrop to this incredibly moving and deliciously evocative memoir of childhood, adolescence and sexual awakening.
  • AIPTE
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    Discover quick and tasty dishes from Nigel Slater in Real Fast Food. Nigel Slater presents over 350 creative, delicious and nourishing recipes and suggestions for those who'd rather spend more of their time eating than cooking. From simple snacks to dinner-party desserts, all the dishes in Nigel Slater's Real Fast Food can be ready to eat in 30 minutes or under. "Makes your stomach rumble...Easily my first choice for a simple, good, workable and readable cookery book". (Nigella Lawson). "Not just a cookery book for gourmets and foodies, but for real people too". (Sophie Grigson). "Nigel Slater offers us a decade's worth of fresh, original cookery ideas with spoonfuls of wit". (Observer). "Designed to appeal to people who love food but don't want to spend hours slaving away at the stove (i.e. nearly everybody in Britain)". (Independent on Sunday). Nigel Slater is the Observer's food writer, writing a month column for Observer Food Monthly. Real Fast Food was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award while The 30-Minute Cook was nominated for both the Glenfiddich and Julia Child Awards. In 1995 he won the Glenfiddich Trophy and he has twice won the Cookery Writer of the Year Award as well as being named Media Personality of the Year in the 1996 Good Food Awards. His other bestselling books include Real Fast Puddings, Real Food, Appetite and The Kitchen Diaries.
  • ABYOH
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    Following the success of 'Real Food' and 'Appetite', this is the tenth book from Nigel Slater, the award-winning food writer and author of the bestselling autobiography, 'Toast'. 'The food in "The Kitchen Diaries" is simply what I eat at home. The stuff I make for myself, for friends and family, for visitors and for parties, for Sunday lunch and for snacks. These are meals I make when I stop work, or when I am having mates over or when I want to surprise, seduce or show off. This is what I cook when I'm feeling energetic, lazy, hungry or late. It is what I eat when I'm not phoning out for pizza or going for a curry. This is the food that makes up my life, both the Monday to Friday stuff and that for weekends and special occasions.' 'Much of it is what you might call fast food, because I still believe that life is too short to spend all day at the stove, but some of it is unapologetically long, slow cooking. But without exception every single recipe in this book is a doddle to cook. A walk in the park. A piece of p***.' 'Fast food, slow food, big eats, little eats, quick pasta suppers, family roasts and even Christmas lunch. It is simply my stuff, what I cook and eat, every day. Nigel's food -- for you.'
  • AFCMO
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    One of Britain's best-loved food writers, author of Toast and Tender, and presenter of BBC One's Simple Suppers, returns with his beautiful and inspiring companion volume to the acclaimed Kitchen Diaries. The Kitchen Diaries was one of the most acclaimed food books of recent times. With Kitchen Diaries II: A Year of Simple Suppers, Nigel Slater returns to this inspiring structure - recording the food he buys, prepares, eats and shares throughout the year. With over 300 recipes, many from his hugely successful TV series, Simple Suppers, Kitchen Diaries II is full of classic Slater ideas, from a cider loaf to start the new year, to an indulgent chicken and leek pie or a simple, fresh salad of pears and bitter leaves. 'The greatest cookery writer of them all.' Guardian
  • AABNR
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    'I would like to think I know more now than I did before I picked up my trowel and dug that first furrow of red and white radishes. How to get the best out of a vegetable yes, but also what are the different ways to treat it in the kitchen, which seasonings will make it sing, what other ingredients is it most comfortable or most exciting with. What are the classic recipes not to be missed by a newcomer and what new ways are there which might be of interest to an old hand.' With over 400 recipe ideas and many wonderful stories from the cook's garden, Tender: Volume I - A cook and his vegetable patch, is the definitive guide to cooking with vegetables from Britain's finest food writer. In his imitable, unpretentious style Nigel Slater elevates vegetables to the starring role in his latest cook book, whether that means enjoying vegetables for their own sake or on the same plate as a piece of meat or fish. From crab cakes and crushed peas to broccoli and lamb stir-fry, luxury cauliflower cheese to a delicious broad bean salad, Tender has everything a cook could want from a recipe book.
  • AAKIB
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    'Real Food' is Nigel Slater's ground-breaking classic, a much-loved introduction to his inimitable easy style. Reissued alongside his forthcoming memoir, its focus is on the food that Nigel is passionate about, and these recipes are inspiring and accessible, ideal for the home cook. Since it's publication in 1998, which tied in with his first TV series, stylish and innovative 'Real Food' has become the essential food book to have, both on the kitchen shelf and (qualified by his fanmail) on the bedside table. From sausages to ice cream, potatoes to garlic, the book covers Slater's indispensable signature dishes -- the ones you wouldn't be without for love or money. Based on Nigel Slater's absolute favourite food, whether it be The Stickiest Ever Chicken Wings or Baked Goat's Cheese and Pesto in Filo Pastry, Smoked Mackerel Dauphinoise or the classic Bacon Butty, this classic has gone a long way in at last creating a nation of food lovers. In typically unpretentious style, Nigel finds good things to make using mass produced white bread to the finest Italian loaves, or with standard English confectionery to real chocolate made from cocoa solids. These recipes are still up-to-the-minute, accessible and inspiring. With Nigel's unerring understanding of flavours, irresistible, simple recipes, and passionate lively writing, this attractive reissue edition proves that 'REAL FOOD' deserves its place on everyone's kitchen shelf.
  • AANNJ
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    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.'
  • AADLF
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    This is an inspiring collection of quick and delicious puddings made with simple and fresh ingredients from Nigel Slater, the master of the easily prepared dish. In four sections - Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring - he offers ideas for a wide range of mouth-watering and irresistible desserts all of which can be prepared in under half an hour.
  • AAKIE
    • £19.89
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    Bestselling cookery writer Nigel Slater's mantra is 'recipes don't rule'. 'Appetite' is the revolutionary book that will help all cooks to have fun making anything from a baked potato to Christmas dinner. Inspiring and irresistible, 'Appetite' takes a hundred simple classics and casts aside the insecurities of normal recipes. Ingredients are listed, followed by a suggestion of how much you might need, i.e. 'double cream -- start with 100 ml then see how you go'. Readers will be liberated to use their own judgement, indeed actively encouraged to skip half the ingredients for pared-down versions that will teach them the essence of a dish. Recipe titles reflect this approach -- 'a cheap spaghetti supper', 'a big pork roast', 'a curry to make you sweat'. Slater's typically unpretentious style and ready wit put the fun back into food in this beautifully illustrated book. The first half is packed with instructive, funky photographs and covers all the basics -- from 'getting rid of the three-course-meal tyranny' to 'why junk food is so delicious'. A long and helpful section will tell you where to get hold of everything worth eating. Written partly for the non-cook, this will be varied enough to attract more experienced cooks and people who bought 'Real Food' and want another helping.