Real Fast Food Paperback – Oct 7 2008
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From Publishers Weekly
The quick recipes (e.g., Black Bean Tacos with Tomato-Chili Salsa and Walnut Oil and New Potato Saute in this British import by the innovative Slater (The Crabtree and Evelyn Cookbook) are interesting in themselves, but the true goodies come when he reels off lists of variant possibilities for easy-to-fix meals. "Good Things to Serve with Poached Salmon," for example, includes plain yogurt with tarragon, an herb and mustard sauce, and grated fennel cooked with a little Pernod; the list of Half a Dozen Sublime Chicken Sandwiches has simple, chatty instructions for accompaniments such as basil mayonnaise and for techniques such as spreading blue cheese and walnuts on the bread before toasting it. The fairly slapdash arrangement is part of the appeal-this is a book meant to move readers towards the kitchen, not for following rigidly step by step. Such Briticisms as potted shrimp and the list of rabbits (not the meat but alternatives to "Welsh Rabbit") won't trip up too many American readers. Slater occasionally slips from quirky to cutesy, but he throws out so many smart inspirations in such quick succession that he thoroughly redeems himself.
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'Designed to appeal to people who love food but don't want to spend hours slaving away at the stove (i.e. nearly everybody in Britain)' Independent on Sunday 'Makes your stomach rumble ! Easily my first choice for a simple, good, workable and readable cookery book' Nigella Lawson, Independent 'Nigel Slater offers us a decade's worth of fresh, original cookery ideas with spoonfuls of wit' Observer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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So, buy this book, make yourself a plate of grilled croissants with Roquefort and walnuts (chapter 1) and a cup of real coffee, and inspire yourself with Slater's witty prose and interesting suggestions for pitta bread.
Nigel Slater is a masterchef beyond any conceivable doubt. He knows how to transform even the simplest of ingredients into the utterly sublime, and proves once and for all that it is possible to cook, for yourself or for others, on a shoestring budget (which is all too true for University students!). The writing is so engrossing that you will be imagining what the food is like before you even attempt the recipes - and when you do, you are almost 100% certain to be satisfied.
I'm not much of a cook. Even so, I find this book indispensable. I cannot think of any cookery writer, unless it be Delia Smith, who has written such a useful, straightforward and satisfying book as this. Highly recommended!
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Fantastic collection of recipes for everyone from the beginner cook, to the most accomplished. There is nothing fussy about the writing or the recipes, just classic cooking.Published on Feb. 12 2013 by Tamara Mabley-Chaisson
Nigel Slater is a star - everything is quick and everything tastes great. All his books are 5*!! No expertise required - my husband has been known to manage any of these recipes... Read morePublished on May 6 1999 by Georgina McAuliffe
When I saw Mr. Slater the Real Cooking Cookbook , I already want to get some more of his cookbook, ( no gimmick , no doubt ) his book is real cookbook . Read morePublished on Jan. 24 1999