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A Cook’s Book: The Essential Nigel Slater with over 200 recipes Copertina rigida – 14 ottobre 2021
‘If you were to only have one Slater cookbook in your life, this is it’ OFM, Books of the Year
‘He is king among food writers’ Nigella Lawson
‘Slater’s best book’ Diana Henry, Sunday Telegraph
A Cook’s Book is the story of Nigel Slater’s life in the kitchen.
From the first jam tart Nigel made with his mum standing on a chair trying to reach the Aga, through to what he is cooking now, this is the ultimate Nigel Slater collection brimming with over 200 recipes.
He writes about how his cooking has changed from discovering the best way to roast a chicken to the trick to smoky, smooth aubergine mash. He gives the tales behind the recipes and recalls the first time he ate a baguette in Paris, his love of jewel-bright Japanese pickled radishes and his initial slice of buttercream-topped chocolate cake. These are the favourite recipes Nigel Slater cooks at home every day; the heart and soul of his cooking. Chapters include: a slice of tart, a chicken in the pot, everyday greens, the solace of soup and the ritual of tea. This is the essential Nigel Slater.
‘A Cook’s Book, all 500 pages and nearly one and a half kilos of it, enters the world as if from the kitchen of someone fresh to the world of food writing, a-brim with ideas, vital and enthusiastic . . . He is king among food writers . . . There is not a cook or a reader in the land who wouldn’t gratefully hug this new volume of his to their chest’ Nigella Lawson
‘A magnificent volume of comfort. After all these years, no one describes the simple sensuous pleasures of food better than Slater’ Bee Wilson
‘This is a book for life . . . This, and it’s high praise, is Slater’s best book’ Diana Henry, Sunday Telegraph
‘It’s so good. I think it’s his best one, and I say that because every single recipe is something you’d make tonight, for supper, with no fuss or stress . . . It’s super-homey and a friendly, comfortable book for people who don’t view recipes as projects. Divinely written, as per’ India Knight, Sunday Times
‘I've got five Nigel Slaters – and in all honesty I don't need a single new recipe in my life . . . But that's absolutely nothing to do with it. Cookery books are like new clothes – you imagine a whole life to go with them’ Alexandra Schulman, Daily Mail
‘It is beautiful’ Grace Dent
‘This beautiful book has all you’ll ever need’ Graham Norton, Virgin Radio
‘Every time Nigel Slater announces a new book, I quickly make a spot next to all his other books that sit on my bookshelf. His latest book, A Cook’s Book is like your favourite chocolate cake, sweetened with fond memories and layered with Nigel’s wisdom to make us all better cooks in the kitchen’ Nik Sharma
‘It’s gorgeous’ Felicity Spector
‘It’s beautifully designed, spilling over with tempting ideas’ Express Books of the Year
‘The beauty of his prose is matched to the warmth of his recipes’ Tom Parker-Bowles, Daily Mail
Descrizione del libro
The Essential Nigel Slater with over 200 recipes
- Editore : Fourth Estate; Signed edition (14 ottobre 2021)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Copertina rigida : 512 pagine
- ISBN-10 : 0008501521
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008501525
- Peso articolo : 1.47 kg
- Dimensioni : 17.6 x 4.3 x 24.6 cm
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 1,061 in Cucina facile e veloce
- Recensioni dei clienti:
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The main criticism is that some of his recipes are not logically set out. I say this as an experienced cook.
A good recipe starts with the ingredients and the preparation. So if the eggs need to be separated, that should come at the start with the list of ingredients. If chocolate needs to be chopped, or something ground in a pestle and mortar, it should be stated at the start, not when your cake is mixed and almost ready for the oven. His writing is frankly, waffly and muddled.
For me, too many very familiar recipes are included here. For example, fish cakes, apple pie, chocolate brownies and the usual pasta with various sauces.
At least a third of the book is given over to bready type of baking ( four days to make your sourdough starter? I think not.) Then there are the biscuits, cakes, pies and puddings. All delicious but only for an occasional treat.
One thing I like is that he uses the minimum of ingredients (5 or 6 is perfect!) and most of the food is simple. Depending on your store- cupboard, you may have to stock up on some exotic sauces and herbs.
If you like a cookery book that has the feel of a novel about it, you will love it!