Other books byNigel Slater
The Story of a Boy's Hunger
Toast is Nigel Slater’s truly extraordinary story of a childhood remembered through food. In each chapter, as he takes readers on a tour of the contents of his family’s pantry—rice pudding, tinned ham, cream soda, mince pies, lemon drops, bourbon biscuits—we are transported.... His mother was a chops-and-peas sort of cook, exasperated by the highs and lows of a temperamental stove, a finicky little son, and the asthma that was to prove fatal. His father was a honey-and-crumpets man with an unpredictable temper. 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 backdrop to this exceptionally moving memoir of childhood, adolescence, and sexual awakening. A bestseller (more than 300,000 copies sold) and award-winner in the UK, Toast is sure to delight both foodies and memoir readers on this side of the pond—especially those who made such enormous successes of Ruth Reichl’s Tender at the Bone and Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential.
Real Fast Food
For those who would rather be eating than cooking, everything from simple snacks to dinner-party desserts, by the "genius!" (Jamie Oliver) of simple cuisine. Nigel Slater is one of the world's most acclaimed food writers. Winner of the Glenfiddich trophy and twice winner of the BBC food Personality of the year award, he has had an enduring effect on cooking and helped bring to prominence a new generation of charismatic, unpretentious chefs, including Jamie Oliver and Rachael Ray. His down-to-earth style and infectious enthusiasm have won him a loyal following both here and in the UK, where his books have been number-one bestsellers and where he is the Observer's food writer. imagine shredded basil leaves stirred into buttery mashed potatoes and a slice of pork pan-fried with fennel, followed by a juicy white peach sliced and dropped into chilled white wine. that's Nigel Slater's fast food! Real Fast Food is the ultimate modern-day cookbook, filled with recipes for everyone who enjoys delicious home-style cooking.
A Cook and His Vegetable Patch
A comprehensive, deeply personal, and visually stunning guide to growing and cooking vegetables from Britain’s foremost food writer, with more than 400 recipes and extensive gardening notes. In the tradition of Roast Chicken and Other Stories comes Tender, a passionate guide to savoring the best the garden has to offer. An instant classic when it was first published in the UK, Tender is a cookbook, a primer on produce, and above all, a beloved author’s homage to his favorite vegetables. Slater’s inspired and inspiring writing makes this a book to sit with and savor as much as one to prop open in the kitchen. The chapters explore 29 vegetables and offer enticing, comforting recipes such as Potato Cakes with Chard and Taleggio, a Tart of asparagus and Tarragon, and Grilled Lamb with Eggplant and Za’atar. With wit, enthusiasm, and a charming lack of pretension, Slater champions vegetables—through hands-on nurturing in the garden and straightforward preparations in the kitchen—with this truly essential book for every kitchen library.
Eating for England: The Delights and Eccentricities of 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 they at last developing a food culture or are they just going through the motions? This entertaining, detailed, and somewhat tongue-in-cheek observation of the British and their food, cooking, eating, and behavior in restaurants, covers such topics as dinner parties, funeral teas, Indian restaurants, dieting, and eating while under the influence. Written in Nigel Slater’s trademark style, Eating for England highlights the nation's idiosyncratic attitude towards the fine art of dining.