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Eat - The Little Book of Fast Food [Kindle Edition]

Nigel Slater
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (460 customer reviews)

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From the star of BBC One’s ‘Nigel and Adam’s Farm Kitchen’ this beautiful and easy-to-use follow-up to ‘The Kitchen Diaries II’ 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.

Chosen by Amazon as the Best Food & Drink Book of the Year and tipped in the Guardian to be the biggest selling cookery title of 2013, the book covers everything from quick meals to share with friends to comfort food. ‘Eat’ is a new, and highly innovative, classic from Nigel Slater.

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‘Nothing was ever going to come close to Nigel Slater’s “Eat”. An instant classic’ Cookbook of the Year, The Times

This year’s smallest yet fullest cookbook is from Nigel Slater … ‘Eat’ reminds us that he remains the UK cookery writer who breaks new ground as regularly as a mole.’ Rose Prince, Daily Telegraph, ‘Books of the Year’

‘There’s nobody better than Nigel Slater at making cooking seem a relaxed, modest and wholly enjoyable affair … This chunky, easy-going book continues that approach in 400-plus pages which never run out of inspiration’ Daily Mail

‘It may look ‘little’, but this is a great thick chunk of a book, beautifully produced, containing more than 600 recipes’ Carolyn Hart, Telegraph

‘Eat is the most beautiful yet … You could cook from this book for years, needing no other, and the dishes are so delicious you might not even want another’ Elfreda Pownell, Spectator

‘This isn’t a book about practicality, or a new concept, or seasonal eating, even though it embraces all these things. As with his wonderful “Kitchen Diaries”, this book is about what we love to eat – whether it’s ‘thickly cut salmon, generously-spread cream cheese, a golden chewy bagel’ or a salad of apple, ginger and endive. Buy this if not as a present for yourself, at least for your kitchen’ Harper’s Bazaar

‘This is fast food in the best sense; and the bright yellow, cloth-bound volume could quickly become your everyday go-to cookery book’ The Times, ‘Books of the Year’

‘A stout little stocking-filler enticingly bound in saffron cloth … dense with Slater’s signature, hearty-modern recipes, suggestions for variations and appetising photographs. A book to keep in a drawer at work, for mid-week meal inspiration, or for a guilty afternoon exercising your appetite when the boss isn’t looking’ The Sunday Times

‘It's a pleasingly chunky book that's full of simple delicious ideas to inspire us to cook something good when time is short’ Sainsbury’s Magazine

**** Time Out

About the Author

Nigel Slater is the author of a collection of bestselling books and presenter of BBC 1's Simple Cooking and Dish of the Day. He has been food columnist for The Observer for twenty years. His books include the classics Appetite and The Kitchen Diaries, the critically acclaimed two-volume Tender, and most recently a second volume of The Kitchen Diaries. His award winning memoir Toast – the Story of a Boy's Hunger won six major awards and is now a BBC film starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore. His writing has won the National Book Awards, the Glenfiddich Trophy, the André Simon Memorial Prize 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.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 85646 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate; Cloth-covered, flexible binding edition edition (26 Sept. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (460 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,424 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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 writes an award winning weekly column in the 'Observer' and edits their 'Food Monthly' supplement, and he is a regular contributor to Sainsbury's 'The Magazine'.

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356 of 381 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So many recipes, well written, great photography 26 Sept. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I decided to pre order this book as we have been cooking some of the free taster recipes from the Guardian that are in the book and absolutely loved them.

I do not own any of his other books (yet!) although my wife often watches his TV series when they are on repeat on the food channel.

So this review is mainly about the recipes we have tried and our first impressions of the book (I've posted some photos on this product page to let you see for yourself).

I have also posted a list of recipes at the end of my review too which I hope will be helpful for those considering buying the book.

Firstly the book feels lovely, a small thing but the flexible way it is bound, it feels really nice and in my opinion looks nice too.

This small book is literally jam packed with recipes (see list below) I think there's bound to be something that appeals to everyone in here.

The majority of the recipes have an accompanying photo (see image uploads for examples).

I like the premise that the book and recipes are meant to be `beautiful and easy to use' for everyday eating, and I would say so far this has definitely been the case. The recipes have been straightforward and perfect for weekday nights when late home from work.

So far we have cooked the fig and goats cheese focaccia - since figs are in season at the moment. The method was very straightforward and it was super quick and easy for a tasty weeknight meal. We used ciabatta instead of focaccia but it was lovely, and cheese improves any meal.

Nigel's Potatoes with Spices and Spinach were another hit and absolutely delicious (being fans of spice in our household!).
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food 7 Dec. 2013
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This chunky little book is packed full of recipes for every occasion and every mood - from food you eat with your hands, to warming soups, roasts, pies and puddings. Literally every taste is covered, from the quick and easy to recipes which take more time to cook and prepare. The photography, while often fairly small, gives a good idea of what you are aiming for and, as with all of Nigel Slater's books, it is very readable. Ideal to browse and peruse when you need a little inspiration or simply to whet your appetite. Where the book falls down has been covered by other reviewers already - it is absolutely impossible to keep the book open while cooking! It has a lovely bookmark, it is cloth covered (looks gorgeous, not ideal in the kitchen, where it is likely to soak up spills....), but it is simply impractical. Also, recipes often cover two pages that are not side to side, so you have to turn over if you want to refer to both sides. Not always easy when cooking and your hands are covered with flour, etc. So, beautiful book, yes. Great recipes, yes. Well written, of course. Just impractical. You will have to either scribble out the instructions on a piece of paper or photocopy it, but still it is a lovely addition to my cookbooks and I know that, despite the problems, it will be referred to often.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nigel's a genius 27 Nov. 2013
By Martin
The easiest index I have ever found! Find an ingredient in the garden, cupboard or fridge and the index gives a group of recipes to go with it.
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96 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nigel sorts out supper 4 Oct. 2013
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I am a fan of Nigel's Kitchen Diaries, Real Fast Food, and cook from his recipes at least twice a week. EAT is the same in spirit, but totally different. It's categorised so beautifully that you can search by cooking method, or by fish, meat, veg, puds. It is recipes pared down, kept simple, in approach and ingredients. I think it reflects the pace we live at now, and it ups the comfort quotient, so that, whatever kind of day you've had, the process of choosing, chopping, cooking and enjoying, made so easy here, but still with many flavour combination discoveries, will invigorate yet relax you. And that is what I look for. Thank you, Nigel.

PS: The oat cookies are unbelievably good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small book loaded with recipes 23 Mar. 2014
By Blossom
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Love the shape and size of this book and more importantly it is loaded ,packed full of ideas ,recipes , and useful tips on every page a mighty little book ! Never, never be at a loss at what to eat just open this book randomly and there's always a tempting recipe .........brilliant
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98 of 113 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes, INFURIATING book. 11 Oct. 2013
By M. Page
Format:Kindle Edition
Classic Nigel Slater recipes. If you like cooking and don't already have several Slater books, you're seriously missing out. Already tried a couple and as usual they don't dissapoint. Easy, tasty, readily available ingredients. But WHY, was this strapped together into a teeny brick thick notebook that will NOT stay open on the worksurface unless you weight it down with an anvil! I couldn't believe it when I unwrapped my copy. I'm not being picky for the sake of it I swear, it's infuriating! If they bring out a decent sized spineless version (ala Polpo which has set the standard for the way a cookbook should be put together), I'll buy it again, bin this one, and give it five stars.
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50 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a treat 27 Sept. 2013
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Got the book yesterday and tried the sausage beetroot and carrot recipe It was delicious. As usual with Nigels recipes they don't look like they should work but the end result was sublime hardly any washing up and a lovely easy to prepare recipe
I am looking forward to trying out the other recipes
my favourite chef by a mile
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