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9780007199488: The Kitchen Diaries

Brought back by popular demand.  Beloved food writer Nigel Slater presents a yearlong record of his cooking and entertaining, as well as endearing culinary stories and witticisms.

Nigel Slater writes about food in a way that stimulates the imagination, the heart, and the palate all at once. The Kitchen Diaries brings an especially personal ingredient to the mix, letting us glimpse into Nigel Slater’s pantry, tour local farmers’ markets with him, and savor even the simplest meals at his table.

Recording twelve months in Nigel Slater’s culinary life, The Kitchen Diaries shares seasonal dishes and the intriguing elements behind them. As someone who celebrates each visit to the cheese shop or butcher, he enthusiastically conveys the brilliant array of choices and views shopping as an adventure rather than a chore. If he feels like staying in, we spend the evening with him at his London flat, enjoying a creative combination of odds and ends from the fridge. A rainy day in February calls for a hearty stew; summertime finds him feasting on a simple lunch of baked tomatoes with grated Parmesan. No matter the season, The Kitchen Diaries offers a year-round invitation to cook and dine with the world’s most irresistible lover of food.

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Following the success of 'Real Food' and 'Appetite', this is the tenth book from Nigel Slater, the award-winning food writer and author of the bestselling autobiography, 'Toast'. 'The food in "The Kitchen Diaries" is simply what I eat at home. The stuff I make for myself, for friends and family, for visitors and for parties, for Sunday lunch and for snacks. These are meals I make when I stop work, or when I am having mates over or when I want to surprise, seduce or show off. This is what I cook when I'm feeling energetic, lazy, hungry or late. It is what I eat when I'm not phoning out for pizza or going for a curry. This is the food that makes up my life, both the Monday to Friday stuff and that for weekends and special occasions.' 'Much of it is what you might call fast food, because I still believe that life is too short to spend all day at the stove, but some of it is unapologetically long, slow cooking. But without exception every single recipe in this book is a doddle to cook. A walk in the park. A piece of p***.' 'Fast food, slow food, big eats, little eats, quick pasta suppers, family roasts and even Christmas lunch. It is simply my stuff, what I cook and eat, every day. Nigel's food - for you.'

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Praise for Nigel Slater

"His writing could not be more palate-cleansing… his acidic riffs put you in mind of Nick Hornby, Martin Amis and Philip Larkin all at the same time."
The New York Times

"Nigel is a genius."
—Jamie Oliver, author of Jamie’s Kitchen, The Naked Chef, and Happy Days with the Naked Chef

"unpretentious, delicious"
—Nigella Lawson, author of How to Be a Domestic Goddess

"The recipes sound uniformly delicious, rustic and tasty...but they’re also straight forward: easy to follow, easy to cook."
—Independent on Sunday

"joyous"
—Guardian Weekend

"Slater wants his food, above all, to be uplifting. As a cookbook, The Kitchen Diaries succeeds brilliantly."
—William Leith, Observer (London)

"it's a collection of scrumptious recipes, somehow written in such a way as to make your mouth genuinely water."
—Rebecca Seal, Observer (London)

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