Award-winning food writer Nigel Slater has pleased palettes both here and in his native England with cookbooks like Real Fast Food and Appetite, and a recipe-laden memoir, Toast. But don't call him a "celebrity chef" -- read our interview to find out why....
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British Book Awards Biography of the Year for Toast, 2004
Nigel Slater's official web site
|Our Book Club Pick|
|Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger|
Already a British bestseller, this delicious memoir evokes 1960s suburban England. A truly extraordinary story of a childhood remembered through food, Toast takes readers on a tour of young Slater's family's pantry -- transporting them back to another age via rice pudding, tinned ham, cream soda, mince pies, and lemon drops.
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|Good to Know|
|”What I hate most is being called a ‘celebrity chef,' " Slater reveals in our exclusive interview. "I am not the sort of cook who dances around in front of the camera with a skillet in my hand. I just make myself something to eat at home, and if I think its good then write about it because I think others might enjoy it too. End of story.” |
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|Real Fast Food|
For busy people who can't bear the thought of another takeout menu, Slater's Real Fast Food is a collection of 350 enticing recipes such as Grilled Blue Cheese Chicken Sandwich and Wholewheat Pasta with Sausage. Featuring simple techniques for dishes that can be completed in 30 minutes or less, Slater's "real fast" approach will quickly please any palate.
|The Little Friend|
In our interview, we asked Slater to tell us about some of his all-time favorite books. He put Donna Tartt's novel The Little Friend on his list "for its beautiful, intricate prose." Read the complete interview to learn about more of Slater's favorites, including:
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