Nigel Slater

Nigel Slater, one of Britain's most highly regarded food writers, and his collection of much-loved cookery books are noted for their straight forward, earthy and appealing recipes, and personalised style of writing.

Nigel's first book Real Fast Food was published in 1992 and was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award. He followed this with The 30 Minute Cook, shortlisted for both the Glenfiddich and Julia Child Awards; Real Good Food; Real Cooking, shortlisted for a Glenfiddich Award; Appetite, winner of the Andre Simon Award for Cookbook of the Year; and his most recent work The Kitchen Diaries.

In 1998, Nigel filmed his first TV series for Channel 4, Real Food. This was awarded the 1999 Glenfiddich Award for Best Visual Work.

Nigel also writes an award-winning weekly column in The Observer. Other accolades include: Cookery Writer of the Year Award, Media Personality of the Year, and the Glenfiddich Trophy. His autobiography, Toast- the story of a boy's hunger won 6 major awards including the British Biography of the Year, Observer Food Monthly Book of the Year, Glenfiddich Food Book of the Year, and the Andre Simon Award 2004.

Books

Real Fast Food, Michael Joseph; Re-issue edition, 24 Oct 2013
Real Fast Puddings, Michael Joseph; Re-issue edition, 24 Oct 2013
Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard, Ten Speed Press, April 2012
The Kitchen Diaries II, Fourth Estate, Sep 2012
Tender: v. 2: A Cook's Guide to the Fruit Garden, Fourth Estate Ltd, May 2010
Tender: v. 1: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch, Fourth Estate Ltd, Sep 2009
The Kitchen Diaries: A Year in the Kitchen, Fourth Estate, 2005
Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger, HarperPerennial, 2004
Appetite: So What Do You Want to Eat Today?, Fourth Estate, 2001
Nigel Slater's Real Food, Fourth Estate, 1998
Real Good Food: The Essential Nigel Slater, Fourth Estate, 1995
Real Cooking, Penguin Books Ltd, 1999
The 30-minute Cook, Penguin Books Ltd, 1994
Real Fast Food, Penguin Books Ltd, 1992

Nigel Slater

Nigel Slater's Recipes



 
Chinese greens
Chinese greens

In Nigel Slater's simple recipe, the pure, clean, fresh taste of steamed pok choi, choy sum, or mustard greens, is tastily dressed with a good glug of oyster sauce

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
15 min

Fruit crumble cheesecake
Fruit crumble cheesecake

For a crumble with a difference, make good use of seasonal fruit and bake Nigel Slater's scrumptious pudding

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 10 min

Deep-fried ice cream and mincemeat parcels
Deep-fried ice cream and mincemeat parcels

Nigel Slater's splendidly decadent mixture of hot, crisp pastry, boozy mincemeat and cold vanilla ice is an all-round winner

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



advanced

Total time
45 min

Rabbit with tarragon
Rabbit with tarragon

Nigel Slater’s warming rabbit dish comes served with tarragon, fennel, white wine and double cream

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
2 hrs

Gooseberry crumble cake
Gooseberry crumble cake

Nigel Slater adds almonds to the crumble for a sweet flavour to play off the tart gooseberries

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 20 min

Cherry almond crumble
Cherry almond crumble

Nigel Slater’s cherry almond crumble is a summery mix of sweet cherries with a crunchy almond crumble topping

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 15 min

Chocolate and banana cake
Chocolate and banana cake

Nigel Slater’s chocolate and banana cake is quick and simple to make and great to serve with afternoon tea

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 10 min

Chicken with potatoes and mushrooms
Chicken with potatoes and mushrooms

Nigel Slater's chicken with potatoes and mushrooms make a filling dinner with potatoes and dill

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 10 min

Double ginger cake
Double ginger cake

Lightly crisp on top and with a good, open texture, Nigel Slater's ginger cake is light, moist and delicately gingery.

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr

Chicken with apricots and coconut milk
Chicken with apricots and coconut milk

The apricots bring a welcome tang to the coconut-scented sauce and produce a delicious partnership with the chicken

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
45 min