Appetite

Nigel Slater

Nigel Slater’s inspirational guide to home cooking.

‘I want you to take in the spirit of the recipes and to deviate according to your ingredients and your feelings. I urge you to break the rules. I want you to follow your appetite.’

Inspiring and irresistible, ‘Appetite’ takes a hundred simple classics and casts aside the insecurities of normal recipes. Ingredients are listed, followed by a suggestion of how much you might need, i.e. ‘double cream – start with 100 ml then see how you go’. Readers will be liberated to use their own judgement, indeed actively encouraged to skip half the ingredients for pared-down versions that will teach them the essence of a dish. Recipe titles reflect this approach – ‘a cheap spaghetti supper’, ‘a big pork roast’, ‘a curry to make you sweat’. Slater’s typically unpretentious style and ready wit put the fun back into food.

Reviews of Appetite

    • ‘He’s a genius, his food is scrummy and his voice more personal than usual.’ Guardian
    • ‘Slater remains the reigning champion…‘Appetite’ is an instant classic. It’s comprehensive, inspirational and beautiful to look at.’ Daily Express
    • ‘The total and utter must-have of the year.’ Rosie Kindersley
    • Praise for ‘Eat’:
    • ‘Nothing was ever going to come close to Nigel Slater’s “Eat”. An instant classic’ Cookbook of the Year, The Times
    • ‘This year’s smallest yet fullest cookbook is from Nigel Slater … ‘Eat’ reminds us that he remains the UK cookery writer who breaks new ground as regularly as a mole.’ Rose Prince, Daily Telegraph, ‘Books of the Year’
    • ‘There’s nobody better than Nigel Slater at making cooking seem a relaxed, modest and wholly enjoyable affair … This chunky, easy-going book continues that approach in 400-plus pages which never run out of inspiration’ Daily Mail

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