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Tender [Paperback]

Nigel Slater
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29 Sep 2011

Both volumes of Nigel Slater’s Tender, available together for the first time in this collectable boxed edition.

The definitive guide to cooking with vegetables and fruit, Tender Volumes I and II reaffirm Nigel Slater’s position as Britain’s finest food writer.

From the presenter of BBC One’s Simple Cooking.

Collectively nominated an incredible 21 times as Book of the Year.

Limited edition.

‘The greatest cookery writer of them all.’ The Guardian

‘No one writes more temptingly about food.’ The Independent

‘The year’s must-have cook book.’ The Observer

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  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate (29 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007447892
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007447893
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 17.8 x 11 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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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‘You could eat sublimely for a year using only Nigel Slater's 'Tender’ Guardian

‘If you want to start growing your food this is a lovely reference book of vegetable varieties…it is also packed full of Slater's relaxed, unfussy and very workable recipes' The Times

'Nigel Slater has brought out another indispensable food book. 'Tender' is a hymn to his back garden allotment and makes vegetables the star of the show' Independent on Sunday

'A strikingly beautiful artefact…lavishly illustrated…Slater's book is a melange of memoir, cultivation manual and cookery book…a fine collection of honest, interesting, life-sustaining recipes that beg readers to pick up a vegetable knife and start chopping' Telegraph

'Slater's writing, always a bit exquisite, has here been burnished a stage further into prose poetry…it is nothing less than a combined spiritual testament and devotional manual: a guide to the way of St Nigel…he's genuinely original…Nothing here is second-hand, let alone insincere. And that makes Tender a book to treasure, to read and re-read, as well as to cook from…it really is that rarity, a companion for life.' Evening Standard

'Slater applies his very evocative, sensual writing style to such topics as tomato varieties – which ones he likes and why – with impressive verve…it's an inspiring read; we are left feeling if he can do it, so could we.' Time Out

'Nigel Slater invariably hits the mood of the moment, and here he turns his poetic prose to gardening, growing and eating vegetables…recipes and photography brilliant as always…the book is perfect for everyone' Country Life

About the Author

Nigel Slater is the author of a collection of bestselling books, including the classics ‘Real Fast Food’ and ‘Real Cooking’, and the award-winning ‘Appetite’. He has written a much-loved column for ‘The Observer’ for over a decade. His autobiography, ‘Toast – the story of a boy's hunger’, won six major awards, including the British Biography of the Year, the Glenfiddich Award and the André Simon Memorial Award. ‘The Kitchen Diaries’ won the Design and Production Award at the 2006 British Book Trade Awards.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS !!! 29 Jan 2012
By Kate
Magnificent! Beautifully presented books, excellent recipes. I'm not a natural cook, cooking is not my greatest skill. This book is great for me as it's nice and simple, no fuss. I have only had this a few weeks and I've used it loads. Great for finding delicious recipes for winter veg (i.e. the stuff still lingering in the veg box at the end of the week!) We have an allotment and it's got great tips for growing too.
Look forward to using this all year round. Love it and recommend it to anyone.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nigel Slater Tender 11 Nov 2011
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This twin book collection in softcover is held in a hard sleeved jacket and is more than a recipe book,it has been written in Slater's unique style.These books can be read (as in a novel)as well as a simple recipe book.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tender by nigel slater 12 Dec 2011
very informative; a bargain buy, the c.o indoors prefers his style of cooking and writing over a lot of the other pundits. 5star rating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Complete set of reciepes 11 Jan 2014
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Arrived quickly, complete set of reciepes for every day cooking, and special occasions,
Some interesting ways of making every day items special
Brought as gift, for couple with large garden, and green fingers
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tender is fantastic! 2 Feb 2012
I've recently stopped eating meat and this book is an excellent guide of how to get the best out of fruit and veg.
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42 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gorgeous gift! 18 Oct 2011
Being a huge Nigel Slater fan and already owning the original two volumes of Tender, I bought this as a gift for a friend. It's a really beautiful set - I had to resist taking off plastic wrap so that I could have a peek inside! Recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars nigel slater 12 July 2013
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great product, lovely books, but with the price of postage to New Zealand coming into effect since buying this product.... as much as it was a great purchase... the postage will make it cost prohibitive in the future for me to purchase any further products like this
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cook Books 15 Feb 2013
By Carol
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Our son in law is a very good cook and likes experimenting with new recipes. He found Tender by Nigel Slater an excellent way to enhance his culinary art
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by Ali Keiller
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Present
Our son fancies himself as a bit of a gourmette chef, so it was an easy present to get for him. I just hope he doesn't dig up his back garden to plant his own herbs and vegetables... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Barry Kenny
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
As ever even if you don't cook anything these books are a pleasure to read. They've reignited my interest in my garden and my kitchen, I love them both.
Published 22 months ago by slowcoach
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book, Great service
Very Good Book in the authors own style with some great recipes will be fun to try them out. enjoy
Published on 19 Aug 2012 by Markf
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Tenderrrr
Great value for money. Purchased as a birthday present and recipient was extremely happy to receive it. Read more
Published on 14 Feb 2012 by gingeriginy
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT
I love Nigel Slater and if like me you love cooking and all that goes with it you will love these books very informative
Published on 31 Jan 2012 by chrissy
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Published on 30 Jan 2012 by lou
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy!
I recommend this buy to everyone. I am a big fan of Nigel Slater's healthy recipes.Nicely presented for a gift and great price!
Published on 22 Jan 2012 by Missamark
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