Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food

Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food

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by Nigel Slater
     
 

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Britain's foremost food writer returns with a deliciously simple collection of over 600 ideas for satisfying meals that are quick and easy to get to the table.

In this little book of fast food, Britain's foremost food writer presents a wholly enjoyable ode to those times when you just want to eat. Pairing more than 600 ideas for deliciously simple meals

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Britain's foremost food writer returns with a deliciously simple collection of over 600 ideas for satisfying meals that are quick and easy to get to the table.

In this little book of fast food, Britain's foremost food writer presents a wholly enjoyable ode to those times when you just want to eat. Pairing more than 600 ideas for deliciously simple meals with the same elegant prose and delightful photography that captivated fans of Tender, Ripe, and Notes from the Larder, Eat is bursting with recipes that are easy to get to the table, oftentimes in under an hour: a humble fig and ricotta toast; sizzling chorizo with shallots and potatoes; a one-pan Sunday lunch. From quick meals to comfort food, Nigel Slater has crafted a charming, inspired collection of simple food—done well.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The Holy Grail of home cooking is food that is quick to make but not thoughtless or compromised. Nigel Slater’s recipes achieve this in such a skillful and satisfying manner that you may begin to wonder why you’d even bother with longer format cooking again.”
—Deb Perelman, author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook 

“Nigel Slater is such a joyful writer. But what I love best about his books is the way he thinks about flavor, dreaming up combinations I’m eager to taste. He’s done it again: I want to make every recipe in this book.”
—Ruth Reichl, author of Delicious! 

“Nothing [is] ever going to come close to Eat. An instant classic.”
—2013 Cookbook of the Year, The Times of London

“As I paged through Eat, I stuck a Post-it note on every recipe I was excited to try. By the time I was done, the book looked like a porcupine with pink paper quills. . . .The weeknight-friendly recipes call for few ingredients, but they’re intriguingly and intelligently combined.”
—Fine Cooking

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607747260
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
09/30/2014
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
193,752
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

NIGEL SLATER is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Notes from the Larder and the James Beard Award-winning Ripe and Tender. He has written a column for the Observer for twenty years and is the host of the BBC series Simple Suppers. His memoir, Toast, won British Biography of the Year, and has been adapted into a feature film. He lives in London.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, England
Date of Birth:
April 9, 1958
Place of Birth:
Wolverhampton, England
Education:
OND in catering, Worcester Technical College, 1976
Website:
http://www.nigelslater.com

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Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Buttered-Toast More than 1 year ago
I don’t know if this will be one of my favorite Nigel Slater books yet as I haven’t had time to delve into the entire volume. I do know I’m loving it so far. It’s rather hard to beat The Kitchen Diaries, for me anyway, but this book Eat will give it a run for it’s money. How wonderful it would be to follow Nigel around for a few months and learn some of his methods. Gardening is the challenge for me and he has such lovely gardens, but I digress. If you are looking for a cookbook with a traditional format then this may not be for you. He writes in a smooth flow embedding recipes into the conversation. For me, I love it as I am a fan of Nigel’s writing. What I liked Well, just about everything ! The writing style, the simplicity of the recipes, his focus on nutrition and the variations you can try with each recipe. The cloth cover is lovely but I will worry about stains. The size is compact enough to be tossed into a bag when we travel so I’ll have a reference book for my temporary kitchen. What I didn’t like: It’s a conundrum when addressing the cloth cover of this book. It reminds me of cookbooks from 40+ years ago I would find in my grandmother’s home. As I mentioned above, my concern is when I am cooking my hands get oily or stained with juices. I don’t want to mar this gorgeous book but it is bound to happen sooner or later. The European version of this book has a cover i like much better So many recipes to try but I was lucky enough to have a friend who lives in England share a few from her copy. Eat wasn’t available in the US until very recently. I have made Marmalade Chicken and Pork and Figs so far. Next up will be a pasta dish with cream, mushrooms and bacon – Yum!