Nigel Slater

‘When I dug up my lawn to grow my own vegetables and herbs I planted fruit too. A handful of small trees – plum, apple and pear – some raspberry, blackberry and currant bushes and even strawberries in pots suddenly joined my patch of potatoes, beans and peas. These fruits became the backbone of my home baking, the stars in my cakes and pastries and even inspired the odd pot of jam. More than this, I started to use them in new ways too, from a weekday supper of pork chops with cider and apples to a Chinese Sunday roast with spiced plum sauce. The hot family puddings and fruit ices we had always loved so much suddenly took on a delicious new significance.’ With over 300 recipe ideas and many wonderful stories from the fruit garden, Tender: Volume II – A cook’s guide to the fruit garden is the definitive guide to cooking with fruit from the presenter of BBC One’s Simple Cooking.

Reviews of Tender

    • Reviews for Tender: Volume I
    • ‘The sensual pleasure he gets from growing and cooking the produce from his small London vegetable patch is vividly conveyed in gentle, evocative prose.’ The Spectator
    • ‘Beautiful, inspiring and informative.’ BBC Good Food Magazine
    • ‘Tender will not disappoint Slater’s fans…the recipes are simple, tasty and sometimes a little bit naughty…the photography compliments the book perfectly…a highlight on any bookshelf.’ Jamie Magazine
    • ‘If you want to start growing your food this is a lovely reference book of vegetable varieties…it is also packed full of Slater’s relaxed, unfussy and very workable recipes.’ The Times
    • ‘You could eat sublimely for a year using only Nigel Slater’s Tender’ Guardian
    • ‘Slater applies his very evocative, sensual writing style to such topics as tomato varieties – which ones he likes and why – with impressive verve…it’s an inspiring read; we are left feeling if he can do it, so could we.’ Time Out
    • ‘Nigel Slater invariably hits the mood of the moment, and here he turns his poetic prose to gardening, growing and eating vegetables…recipes and photography brilliant as always…the book is perfect for everyone.’ Country Life