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.


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