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This review is from: Tender: Volume I, A cook and his vegetable patch (Hardcover)I ADORE THE TITLE OF THIS BOOK. It makes my heart melt as if it was the swede in his pasty recipe (560), or the centre of his chocolate beetroot cake (p.78), or the gratin of white cabbage, cheese and mustard (p.156) or the pumpkin scone (502).
I buy cookery books all the time. None are as useful or as beautiful as Nigel's. If I come across an ingredient in my veg-box or in the fishmonger or wherever, and I think to myself in the shop, "how could i turn this into my dinner?", the recipes and ideas that spring to mind are almost always from Nigel's books, or the folders I have full of Nigel's Observer newspaper recipes. Leafing through 'Tender' this morning with a cup of tea (I did preorder it for yesterday but I was out when the citylink van turned up) it is clear that this book will become the most well thumbed of all my collection. Cooking with a Nigel Slater book liberates you very quickly to cooking in a certain way, adapting recipes, swapping flavourings etc.
'Tender' carries on the precedent set by Kitchen Diaries for breathtakingly beautiful book-design and photography.
I have already decided what we're having for dinner, and everything is already in the house... it's on page 506.
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Initial post: 26 Sep 2009 11:36:24 BDT
D. Pateman says:
I'm dying to know what is on page 506!!!! love from domino
Posted on 23 Jan 2010 01:49:11 GMT
Sarah N. Balzac says:
I love the way you write. There is nothing fantastic about it, its just honest.
Posted on 23 Jan 2010 01:50:02 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2010 09:45:45 GMT
Colin J. Herd says:
Thank-you so much Sarah. That's really really kind.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Sep 2010 14:20:57 BDT
L. Hunter says:
me too, It is waiting for me at home after being delivered today so I can check :)
Posted on 17 Oct 2012 00:40:32 BDT
Thomas Holt says:
Just a bit of information. All Nigel's Observer recipes (and much more) are available on the excellent Guardian LifeStyle Web Site. It has brilliant search facilities and other very good contributors including Dan Lepard, and Fearnley Whittingstall (I like baking!). This is much easier to use than hardcopy scraps, but not as convenient as a book with a decent index.
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