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Eat [Hardcover]

Nigel Slater
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Oct. 28 2013
From the star of BBC One's 'Nigel and Adam's Farm Kitchen' this beautiful and easy-to-use follow-up to 'The Kitchen Diaries II' contains over 600 recipe ideas and is your essential go-to for what to cook every day. Returning to the territory of Nigel's bestselling 'Real Fast Food', 'Eat' is bursting with beautifully simple and quick-to-cook recipes, in a stylish and practical flexible format that's easy to read and use anywhere. Enjoy sizzling chorizo with potatoes and shallots; a sharp and fresh green soup; a Vietnamese-inspired prawn baguette; a one-pan Sunday lunch. Chosen by Amazon as the Best Food & Drink Book of the Year and tipped in the Guardian to be the biggest selling cookery title of 2013, the book covers everything from quick meals to share with friends to comfort food. 'Eat' is a new, and highly innovative, classic from Nigel Slater.

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'Nothing was ever going to come close to Nigel Slater's "Eat". An instant classic' Cookbook of the Year, The Times This year's smallest yet fullest cookbook is from Nigel Slater ... 'Eat' reminds us that he remains the UK cookery writer who breaks new ground as regularly as a mole.' Rose Prince, Daily Telegraph, 'Books of the Year' 'There's nobody better than Nigel Slater at making cooking seem a relaxed, modest and wholly enjoyable affair ... This chunky, easy-going book continues that approach in 400-plus pages which never run out of inspiration' Daily Mail 'It may look 'little', but this is a great thick chunk of a book, beautifully produced, containing more than 600 recipes' Carolyn Hart, Telegraph 'Eat is the most beautiful yet ... You could cook from this book for years, needing no other, and the dishes are so delicious you might not even want another' Elfreda Pownell, Spectator 'This isn't a book about practicality, or a new concept, or seasonal eating, even though it embraces all these things. As with his wonderful "Kitchen Diaries", this book is about what we love to eat - whether it's 'thickly cut salmon, generously-spread cream cheese, a golden chewy bagel' or a salad of apple, ginger and endive. Buy this if not as a present for yourself, at least for your kitchen' Harper's Bazaar 'This is fast food in the best sense; and the bright yellow, cloth-bound volume could quickly become your everyday go-to cookery book' The Times, 'Books of the Year' 'A stout little stocking-filler enticingly bound in saffron cloth ... dense with Slater's signature, hearty-modern recipes, suggestions for variations and appetising photographs. A book to keep in a drawer at work, for mid-week meal inspiration, or for a guilty afternoon exercising your appetite when the boss isn't looking' The Sunday Times 'It's a pleasingly chunky book that's full of simple delicious ideas to inspire us to cook something good when time is short' Sainsbury's Magazine **** Time Out

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Nigel Slater is the author of a collection of bestselling books and presenter of BBC 1's Simple Cooking and Dish of the Day. He has been food columnist for The Observer for twenty years. His books include the classics Appetite and The Kitchen Diaries, the critically acclaimed two-volume Tender, and most recently a second volume of The Kitchen Diaries. 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 Andre 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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Yet Jan. 15 2014
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Nigel really gets down to the modern day basics of eating, and food preparation, avoiding the passing fads and trends, and suggesting alternative food combinations and preparations, A very entertaining, informative and really delightful little book. Thank you Nigel.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas but Jan. 7 2014
By Maureen
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The book does not inspire me. I was planning to pick a recipe to try over the holidays. But it seems that most of the ideas are not realistic for me, While each recipe uses few ingredients, there is at least one ingredient that I don't normally have in my kitchen. And that ingredient is usually something that the rest of my family won't eat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars He just keeps getting better Oct. 30 2013
By skhanner - Published on Amazon.com
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Slater' s newest addition gives us practical, delicious offerings. The best thing is that every recipe is accompanied by suggestions that turn one meal into several decadent options. The layout, the print, the design are something to behold, suggesting great love, care, precision and thought went into this book. Do yourself a huge favour and get the print edition. You will be drooling on it cause the pics are food porn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book from Nigel Slater Jan. 19 2014
By RMS - Published on Amazon.com
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If you're a fan of NIgel Slater's earlier books - Real Fast Food, Appetite and the like - then you'll like this book. Not only do I reserve his books for the kitchen, they've also become my bedside-reading material.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Do no wrong Nigel Jan. 3 2014
By Melanie Hall - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been a fan of Nigel Slater for many years - his self - effacing manner is just one if the many reasons I admire him. This same gentle demeanour shines through in his writing; he is surely the wise, elegant foodie friend we would all love to have. This book is less prescriptive than some of his others; if you are a cook who requires minute detail in a recipe the format may challenge you slightly - but rest assured, all you really need to know is contained in the restrained choice of language & instruction. If this is your first encounter with Mr Slater, you won't be disappointed, if, like me, you consider him an old kitchen companion, nor will you...
5.0 out of 5 stars Slater - if you rely on just one food writer April 20 2014
By Larch Hill - Published on Amazon.com
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Nigel Slater is a pleasure to read - surely one of the best and most intelligent writers on food today. That he himself cooks (and gardens) is all the more persuasive, and his direct and inspired recipes for simple, breathtakingly simple, meals is a model of restraint and rigor. The emphasis is on simplicity, quality and technique, with all the layered mystery that shrouds much cooking and baking removed. I'm convinced someone who has never cooked before, nor even thought of cooking, could follow one of Slater's meal recipes and produce something astonishing, satisfying and sufficiently rewarding to propel that person into becoming a regular and gifted cook. More than any food author I can think of, Slater has brought clarity and intelligence to food. His advice transforms food simply, but the results are sophisticated and satisfying at once. And yes, his recipes are environmentally and nutritionally responsible without being silly. He brings an Italian sensibility to English (and indirectly American) dishes that is forthright, refreshing and contemporary. He's produced a number of books: you should have each one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best yet Feb. 20 2014
By seismic dude - Published on Amazon.com
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Started marking pages to try but soon realized I was marking more that half of them!
It will keep me busy and well fed for months
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