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The Kitchen Diaries Paperback – Apr 19 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: UK General Books; 1 edition (April 19 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007241151
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007241156
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 3.5 x 24 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #198,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

Few writers could get away with what London Observer columnist Slater does here: jotting down what he eats and recording recipes for the homemade items over the course of a year. Slater, though, has the writing chops to make it work—as proven in his memoir Toast. His style is lazily thoughtful, but also honest and unfussy: January 9 sees a "gray, endless drizzle" that makes it "the sort of day on which to light the fire, turn on the radio and bake a cake." The recipe for Double Ginger Cake that follows, however, highlights this book's sometimes problematic Britishness when it calls for both golden syrup and stem ginger in syrup, available, a footnote claims, "in some supermarkets and specialty shops." Slater's food isn't British in the stodgy sense. Indeed, he smoothly incorporates the flavors of other cultures into his cooking to make Indian-influenced Spiced Roast Potatoes with Yogurt and Mint, for example. Yet local references and recommendations, such as a tip that the best hummus may be purchased "at the Green Valley, just off the Edgware Road," will frustrate readers in the U.S. As George Bernard Shaw once said, the British and the Americans are two peoples divided by a common language. Sadly, much of this wonderful book is lost in translation, or lack thereof. (Oct.)
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Cooking in harmony with the seasons' produce has inspired the talented London food writer to share his culinary diary across a 12-month cycle. Each date records the foods he produces for himself and for his friends. For those special dishes whose ingredients and preparation aren't obvious, Slater provides recipes. These range in complexity from a simple herbed chicken stew to an eggplant, tomato, and lemongrass curry. Fresh fruits and vegetables star throughout, and he relies on locally raised organic goods wherever possible. Experienced cooks will have little trouble interpreting some of the vague directions or translating native British produce to American kitchens. Photographs also help guide cooks. Slater disparages the idea that consumers demand out-of-season goods, calling it a myth generated by supermarkets. Yet even he can't resist the lure of fresh fruit in the depths of winter. His diary's January 4 entry notes that he crowns his breakfast oatmeal with blueberries. Mark Knoblauch
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Format: Hardcover
When my son first started showing an interest in cooking in his mid-teens I gave him a cookbook by Nigel Slater. Slater's attitudes encompass all of the cooking things that make sense to me - use what you have on hand, understand simple ingredients that taste good together, toss things in and don't worry about it and if you make a mistake don't spend the whole dinner apologizing. Dinner is about sharing, not about showing off (although there are many who would disagree with that). This new book by Slater entitled Kitchen Diaries follows a year of his cooking and has the hallmark of those earlier books but with the added idea that he wouldl use local ingredients in season when he could and that he would avoid supermartkets as much as possible. Kitchen Diaries is a beautiful book filled with all kinds of insights about eating and cooking and thinking about cooking. Slater isn't a fussy cook and that is one of the great strengths of this book. There are a lot of recipes and most of them have very few ingredients. He does assume that the people who use his books know their way around a kitchen, so he doesn't go into exhaustive detail about how to do things, but that's okay - if you are a beginner, you can figure it out. Really. Unfortunately I don't live in the same place as Slater so I can't follow his dinner suggestions by the calendar. His March 19 diary exaults in the first alfresco dinner of the year - I live in Canada and March is still ski season. The photographs are beautiful and show simple food that looks like someone made it rather than some food stylist putting the photo together. My one quibble with the book is that the photographs aren't labelled so you don't know which recipe it is depicting, but that's a minor fault. I've tried a bunch of these recipes and they are simple, straightforward and taste great. What more can you as for at dinner time?
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Format: Hardcover
This book is beautiful to touch, look at, read, and cook from. I have bought it as a gift for several friends and even though I thumbed through before parting with it could not resist buying a copy for myself. This is a book for everyday and for special occasions - but more than the usual cookery book gives a flavour for life.
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Format: Paperback
I adore this cookbook. While, as a Canadian, I cannot claim to see rhubarb sprouting in February, I love this guide to English seasonal cooking. Simple, straight forward recipes that offer much freedom. This is my first go-to guide whenever I want something delicious, interesting and simple.
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Not only are the recipes easy to use, the descriptions of why he chooses certain ingredients are evocative and give the reader the feeling of being right in his kitchen. Lovely writing.
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My wife loves it.
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