Classic cookery writing from the award-winning food writer and author of bestselling autobiography, ‘Toast’.
‘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.’
Includes over 250 recipes, many from his BBC TV series Dish of the Day, Simple Suppers and Simple Cooking.
From Nigel Slater, presenter of Dish of the Day and one of our best-loved food writers, a beautiful and inspiring companion volume to his bestselling Kitchen Diaries.
‘For years now I have kept notebooks, with scribbled shopping lists and early drafts of recipes in them. These notes form the basis of this second volume of The Kitchen Diaries. More than a diary, this is a collection of small kitchen celebrations, be it a casual, beer-fuelled supper of warm flatbreads with pieces of grilled lamb scattered with toasted pine kernels and blood-red pomegranate seeds or a quiet moment contemplating a bowl of soup and a loaf of bread.’
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 in this beautifully illustrated book. The first half is packed with instructive, funky photographs and covers all the basics – from ‘getting rid of the three-course-meal tyranny’ to ‘why junk food is so delicious’. A long and helpful section will tell you where to get hold of everything worth eating. Written partly for the non-cook, this will be varied enough to attract more experienced cooks and people who bought ‘Real Food’ and want another helping.
Since it’s publication in 1998, which tied in with his first TV series, stylish and innovative ‘Real Food’ has become the essential food book to have, both on the kitchen shelf and (qualified by his fanmail) on the bedside table. From sausages to ice cream, potatoes to garlic, the book covers Slater’s indispensable signature dishes – the ones you wouldn’t be without for love or money. Based on Nigel Slater’s absolute favourite food, whether it be The Stickiest Ever Chicken Wings or Baked Goat’s Cheese and Pesto in Filo Pastry, Smoked Mackerel Dauphinoise or the classic Bacon Butty, this classic has gone a long way in at last creating a nation of food lovers. In typically unpretentious style, Nigel finds good things to make using mass produced white bread to the finest Italian loaves, or with standard English confectionery to real chocolate made from cocoa solids. These recipes are still up-to-the-minute, accessible and inspiring. With Nigel’s unerring understanding of flavours, irresistible, simple recipes, and passionate lively writing, this attractive reissue edition proves that ‘REAL FOOD’ deserves its place on everyone’s kitchen shelf.
Winner of the Andre Simon Food Book Award 2011
The ultimate baking compendium from Dan Lepard, the country’s foremost baking guru.
Dan Lepard’s innovative and earthy approach has made him the baker that every top chef wants in their kitchen, and with this utterly dependable how-to-bake book you’ll be baking cakes, pastries, breads and cookies like never before. Collecting together Dan’s best recipes – and mixing science with old-fashioned kitchen wisdom – Dan has tried and tested almost every baking technique out there.
Guiding you through the crispest flatbreads, blue cheese and oatmeal biscuits, gluten-free white loaves, savoury leek and smoked haddock pies, caramel sweets, frostings, simple scones and pumpkin and ginger cupcakes, Short and Sweet uses the newest flours and ingredients and has everything from updates on the classics to the latest in baking for intolerances.
If baking is therapy then Dan is your life coach. He’ll show you how to improve, what to work on, how to take what is just ok right up to brilliant, without a sweat. No wonder he is the country’s cutting-edge baker.
From the star of BBC One’s ‘Nigel and Adam’s Farm Kitchen’ this beautiful and easy-to-use follow-up to ‘The Kitchen Diaries II’ contains over 600 recipe ideas and is your essential go-to for what to cook every day.
Returning to the territory of Nigel’s bestselling ‘Real Fast Food’, ‘Eat’ is bursting with beautifully simple and quick-to-cook recipes, in a stylish and practical flexible format that’s easy to read and use anywhere.
Enjoy sizzling chorizo with potatoes and shallots; a sharp and fresh green soup; a Vietnamese-inspired prawn baguette; a one-pan Sunday lunch.
Chosen by Amazon as the Best Food & Drink Book of the Year and tipped in the Guardian to be the biggest selling cookery title of 2013, the book covers everything from quick meals to share with friends to comfort food. ‘Eat’ is a new, and highly innovative, classic from Nigel Slater.
In the follow-up to his acclaimed Made in Italy, Britain’s favourite Italian chef embarks on a gastronomic tour of Sicily, a beautiful, sun-drenched isle with a rich and unique culture.
When Giorgio Locatelli was about ten years old, and had scarcely holidayed outside his native northern Italy, he was captivated by tales of beautiful seas, idyllic beaches and a different way of life, recounted by the few intrepid local friends who had been to Sicily.
Some twenty years later he finally visited the island for the first time and, seeing it through the eyes of a chef, he recalls, ‘I was completely blown away. It was so green and gorgeous, the whole island was a garden of wheat and vegetable fields, orange and lemon groves, olive groves and vineyards…’ Now he is producing his own olive oil on the island and the Locatelli family spend a part of every summer there. ‘Sicily has had a big influence on the way I cook,’ says Giorgio. ‘I have always loved simplicity, but there, you have true simplicity. You have no preconceptions, you have a knife and some salt and pepper and then you go out and see what is in the market. It is such a natural way of cooking that makes you feel so free.’
This follow-up book to Made in Italy explores the ingredients and history and introduces you to some of the cooks, fishermen and growers that make Sicily what it is, with regional recipes ranging from insalata di rinforzo, a famous island salad made with cauliflower, to four kinds of caponata, pasta with anchovies and breadcrumbs, Sicilian couscous, and the celebrated dessert, cassata. ‘When people talk about Sicilian cooking,’ says Giorgio, ‘they always speak about the influences from the Greeks, the Arabs, the Spanish… but I really believe the biggest influence is the land and the sea. They determine the produce, which has stayed the same, throughout all the cultural changes. What grows together, goes together, as my grandmother used to say, and it is the simple combinations of beautiful ingredients that makes Sicilian food special.’
Tasty and smooth, just like innocent’s smoothies, these recipes have been especially selected for small people
innocent is the UK and Europe’s favourite smoothie brand. innocent’s mission is to make it easy for people to do themselves some good. And to make it taste nice at the same time. As one of the UK’s largest growing food and drinks companies, the innovative team at innocent have been making smoothies, veg pots and fruit tubes for years. Now it’s time to let their expertise shine out on its own in the family kitchen.
‘The innocent recipe book for kids’ is a brilliant source of classic, smart meals and drinks for the whole family from quick breakfasts, snacks-on-the-go, to clever lunches and big dinners all served up with the innocent twist. Including a separate section on food for journeys, top tips to bag your five-a-day with minimum fuss, helpful portion ratios in relation to children’s ages, a clear breakdown of seasonal food and some clever solutions to overcome the resistance of the most reluctant diners, this book informs about healthy eating habits and fully engages children in the cooking process.
Using ingredients that are super rich in specific nutrients and other good stuff to keep your little ones nice and healthy, from food for bears, to broccoli trees and secrets feasts, this book is packed full of great food and drinks perfect for picky eaters and growing appetites.