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Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers - Series 1 [DVD]

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  • Actors: Nigel Slater
  • Format: PAL, Anamorphic, HiFi Sound, Colour
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Nov 2009
  • Run Time: 174 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002N7HXHQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,041 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

“Some TV chefs shout and pout. Nigel Slater just cooks totally delicious food “--Guardian

“…the most helpful cookery programme since Jamie at Home.”--The Times

Cook and writer Nigel Slater takes us through some seriously relaxed cookery with ideas, tips and inspiration for easy-to-make meals. In each episode of this six-part series Nigel unveils a week’s worth of uncomplicated and easy-to-remember meal suggestions. Raiding his cupboards, fridge and vegetable patch, he shows how, with a little imagination, everyday ingredients can produce spectacular results. Nigel encourages us to experiment in the kitchen and have the confidence to improvise with our favourite herbs, spices and flavours or whatever we might have available. He shows us imaginative ways of dealing with leftovers, the secret of using ingredients that grow together and some of his favourite food combinations. Among the many delicious meals Nigel prepares in the series are a bean soup with chard and orange; a mess of hot berries poured over Madeira sponge; grilled goats cheese with roasted garlic purée on toast; a leek risotto, served with parmesan crisps and a creamy, crunchy fruit sundae.

Collecting ingredients from his own garden, and cooking in-situ at local allotments, Nigel reveals the delight of growing your own vegetables and herbs and the beauty of pot and plot-to-plate cookery.

FEATURE LENGTH 174 mins approx
REGION 2+4 Colour PAL UK SUBTITLES English for The Hard of Hearing

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Nigel Slater sets out to put simplicity back into cooking and inspires viewers with his passion for gardening and for the kitchen. Each episode covers a week in the life of Nigel's cooking, in which he prepares memorable and delicious meals aimed at those who'd rather spend more time eating than cooking. Picked, plucked and pulled from the kitchen garden, the emphasis is on simple and fresh recipes. From easy snacks to sumptuous desserts, Nigel creates meals for different moods and days, whether it's grilled sardines on a blisteringly hot August evening or a bowl of gently aromatic stew on a rainy day in late spring. Along the way, he meets people who devote their lives to producing fresh food, all taken back to cook in Nigel's kitchen.

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141 of 142 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fabulous 24 Oct 2009
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At last! A totally usable collection of recipes. Easy techniques, accessible ingredients, and no "cheffy" obscurities.

Nigel Slater is the master of Real Fast Food. In each programme of this series he presents an astonishing one week's worth of quick cooking, with three recipes for each day. Truly mouthwatering.

For example: Goat's cheese on toast. Sounds ordinary, so how does Slater lift it? By first spreading the toast with roasted garlic (blended with olive oil) - and then dressing the plate with lettuce and a couple of slices of Parma ham.

If that doesn't make your mouth water, how about leftovers fry-up of a Friday night: cut bacon into ribbons, fry with chopped spring onions, sausages, halved boiled new potatoes and parsley; simultaneously boil up a couple of shredded cabbage leaves. Throw them into the pan, combine, and eat.

On the DVD, as with any test kitchen, the recipes are done for just one serving. Paradise for singletons or couples. No need for the conversion and waste as with normal cookbooks that usually give quantities for 4-8 people. And the recipes (including yummy vegetarian dishes), are instinctive. After each recipe there's a quick quirky view of a beautifully handwritten summary, without quantities, to informally impress on you the delights you've just seen.

Every recipe has at least one simple hint to raise the bar. Nigel Slater's abundant delight and love of food, with his supreme communications skills and charm, will attract even the most reluctant cook.

I'm off down the supermarket now.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Party in a Plate 23 April 2010
To use Nigel Slater's own words it's just a PARTY IN A PLATE - could not find a better description of all the dishes shown on this DVD. Simple , appetizing and fun - first to watch and then to cook. Enjoyed the DVD tremendously and have already tested a few of the dishes with great success - mouthwatering , different tastes easy to put together but with professional results. Definitely recommend this DVD to anyone looking for ways to brighten up their home eating experience in a delicious , simple and fun way. The fact that he encourages you to use fresh home grown produce is just an added benefit - and yes , I'm in to that now too! Excellent.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why you should buy this series! 1 July 2010
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Nigel Slater should be knighted! He does so much for the everyday cook and for the youthful adventurous cook, like me. This series shows you such simple recipes that will make your mouth simply dribble. I never thought I would ever buy a cooking series but I can't get enough of Nigel's brilliant style and elegance in front of the camera. Nigel uses staple food yet lets you decide what you like and what you want to put in. If you like watching people cook then this is for you. Buy It!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for the budding cook 17 Aug 2011
By A. Long
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I loved watching Nigel's Simple Suppers on the telly. Some of the dishes he has done have become firm favourites, there to inspire that we modified and now can't get enough of. He didn't write an accompaniment to the series, but all the recipes are available on the BBC website. I find watching him cook really inspiring. It even encouraged me to keep some herbs in our windowsill!
I mentioned we'd made modifications. The mustard sausages recipe is a little naughty with double cream in it. We swapped it for half fat creme fraiche and it is VERY tasty. Anywhere else he's used a "naughty" ingredient we've just swapped it for it's healthier friend.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars " A Second Helping of Nigel's Suppers ". 7 Dec 2009
Having watched the series on television , it was a great opportunity to re-savour the sights, sounds and enthusiasm of Nigel Slater's programmes .
I,too, love growing my own fruit and vegetables whenever slugs, snails, birds and squirrels allow ( let us not forget blight , blossom end rot and botrytis as well !)
Supermarkets may sell picture-perfect produce , but there is still a tremendous thrill in growing one's own .
Sometimes our palates become jaded and we think,"Oh ,what can I have for supper tonight ?" Nigel's stylishly streamlined kitchen and his under-stated bubbling enthusiasm for cooking is an inspiration for those of us in need of a fresh and easy
re-kindling of our cuisine .
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very much recommended 1 Mar 2010
Being a Nigel Slater cookbook fan for quite a while, I was a bit reluctant watching a TV show with him. What if I didn't like his way of talking or if his food didn't convince me? That would ruin the magical aura his cookbooks The Kitchen Diaries: A Year in the Kitchen or Tender: v. 1: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch had for me... So I decided to have a sneak peek at BBC's show. I'm happy to say watching Nigel cooking and sharing his garden only made it more special for me.

Simple Suppers offers 6 episodes:
1- "Making it up isn't making do";
2- "Left overs";
3- "What grows together goes together";
4- "made for each other"
5- "Opposites attract";
6- "Winter warmers".

Each episode providing recipes for Monday to Friday suppers with simple, easy suggestions like Leek Risotto with Parmesan Crisps, a Thai inspired Noodle Soup or Hot Spiced Fruit with Ice Cream. The food is gorgeous and the ideas are easy enough for a weekday evening. Nigel Slater's garden and kitchen are beautiful and very inspiring.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Beautifully simple food, presented so well by the so~easy~to~watch Nigel Slater, just listening to his voice is two~choc~ices good!
Published 20 days ago by Poshepoche
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good using it a lot.
Published 26 days ago by Carole Anne Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Reall pleased with this DVD it was a Present for a Very good friend she I really pleased with it
Published 6 months ago by jenny robson
5.0 out of 5 stars Nigel in my home !
Easy watching, can repeat so can be easily 'digested' in bits. Well worth having for reference -repeat showing. Top class cook.
Published 6 months ago by Vivienne
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
Love his book and his recipes as well, would recommend this to aspiring cooks, saw the play as well on tv
Published 11 months ago by susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic program!!
I really love the way of this kind of practical cooking. There are so many 'formal' recipes that I have to buy extra staffs, be careful to follow and so on. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Atsu
5.0 out of 5 stars another christmas present
another christmas present, once again the recipient was pleased with her present. a good buy. This was so much easier than going to the shops. Read more
Published 18 months ago by P. Hearnden
3.0 out of 5 stars It didn't grab me as much as the TV programmes do!
The recipes are okay, but sometimes I get a bit disappointed
in the results. As I've only tried a few I shall have to give it more
of a chance.
Published 18 months ago by Mrs. Pearl Elston
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple Suppers - yum!
Nigel Slater must be the best cook around today. Absolutely no histrionics in the kitchen! Simple understated food, cooked with love and flair.
Published 19 months ago by parvenu
5.0 out of 5 stars Nigel Slater`s Simple Suppers
How could anyone not love Nigel Slater.! His easy style of cooking and unflappable technique is great and when he tastes his food he seems to really enjoy it which makes you the... Read more
Published 19 months ago by catherine
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