The Kitchen Diaries

Nigel Slater

‘The food in “The Kitchen Diaries” is simply what I eat at home. The stuff I make for myself, for friends and family, for Sunday lunch and for snacks. These are meals I make when I am having mates over or when I want to surprise, seduce or show off. This is what I cook when I’m feeling energetic, lazy, hungry or late. This is the food that makes up my life, both the Monday to Friday stuff and that for weekends and special occasions.’ ‘Much of it is what you might call fast food, but some of it is unapologetically long, slow cooking. But without exception every single recipe in this book is a doddle to cook. A walk in the park. A piece of p***.’ ‘Fast food, slow food, big eats, little eats, quick pasta suppers, family roasts and even Christmas lunch. It is simply my stuff, what I cook and eat, every day.’

Reviews of The Kitchen Diaries

  • ‘Nigel is a bloody genius.’ Jamie Oliver

    ‘The greatest cookery writer of them all.’ Guardian

    ‘The pick of the bunch … bubbling with ideas, suggestions, hints and personal opinions that genuinely help you to make your own mind up about how and what to cook.’ The Times

    ‘He’s a genius.’ Matthew Fort, Guardian

    ‘Slater remains the reigning champion, a writer incapable of uninspiring sentences.’ Daily Express

    ‘No one writes more temptingly about food.’ Independent

    ‘My kitchen god’ Red