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The Kitchen Diaries Hardcover – 27 Sep 2005
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'Nigel is a bloody genius.' Jamie Oliver
'The greatest cookery writer of them all.' Guardian
'The pick of the bunch … bubbling with ideas, suggestions, hints and personal opinions that genuinely help you to make your own mind up about how and what to cook.' The Times
'He's a genius.' Matthew Fort, Guardian
‘Slater remains the reigning champion, a writer incapable of uninspiring sentences.' Daily Express
‘No one writes more temptingly about food.' Independent
'My kitchen god' Red
About the Author
Nigel Slater is the author of a collection of bestselling books and presenter of BBC 1's Simple Cooking. He has been food columnist for The Observer for twenty years. His books include the classics Appetite and The Kitchen Diaries and the critically acclaimed two-volume Tender. 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. His most recent book is The Kitchen Diaries II.See all Product description
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The Kitchen Diaries is an artist at the peak of his craft. It is a book about the love of food, and the way that good food structures a life well lived. Each recipe is accompanied by a note on the time of year, or the celebration therein, or the changes in the garden or the season or the sky. Along with both volumes of Tender, it is a book I would try and save from a fire, thus indicating both my love for it and my complete lack of common sense.
In anticipation of the imminent arrival of Seville oranges I have been looking today at Nigel's marmalade recipe. It is different to my usual recipe but I am going to try his method this year. Picking another page at random, he describes walking to Bermondsey market on a Saturday morning in May where he finds young carrots which he prepares in a herb sauce. Just reading the words makes me long for the days when young carrots appear. I have also just read the recipe for spiced bread & butter pudding with fried bananas which I'll be cooking this evening to use up some left over bread and bananas. Then there is blackberry ice cream cake; broad bean, feta & spinach pie; mozzarella salad with tomato crumbs (a sort of pizza without the pastry base); orange & lemon parfait; passion fruit creams. It is a bit like being a child in a sweetshop working out what to try next.
There is something very comforting about Nigel's approach to food - good ingredients, simply cooked to bring out the best in their flavour. Just wonderful.
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