Tender: A Cook's Guide to the Fruit Garden: v. 2

Author(s): Nigel Slater

Preserving & Fruit


Product Information

Shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: Tesco Food & Drink Book of the Year 2010.

Tender: Volume I 'If you want to start growing your food this is a lovely reference book of vegetable varieties!it is also packed full of Slater's relaxed, unfussy and very workable recipes' The Times 'Nigel Slater has brought out another indispensable food book. 'Tender' is a hymn to his back garden allotment and makes vegetables the star of the show' Independent on Sunday You could eat sublimely for a year using only Nigel Slater's 'Tender" Guardian 'A strikingly beautiful artefact!lavishly illustrated!Slater's book is a melange of memoir, cultivation manual and cookery book!a fine collection of honest, interesting, life-sustaining recipes that beg readers to pick up a vegetable knife and start chopping' Telegraph 'Slater's writing, always a bit exquisite, has here been burnished a stage further into prose poetry!it is nothing less than a combined spiritual testament and devotional manual: a guide to the way of St Nigel!he's genuinely original!Nothing here is second-hand, let alone insincere. And that makes Tender a book to treasure, to read and re-read, as well as to cook from!it really is that rarity, a companion for life.' Evening Standard 'Slater applies his very evocative, sensual writing style to such topics as tomato varieties -- which ones he likes and why -- with impressive verve!it's an inspiring read; we are left feeling if he can do it, so could we.' Time Out 'Nigel Slater invariably hits the mood of the moment, and here he turns his poetic prose to gardening, growing and eating vegetables!recipes and photography brilliant as always!the book is perfect for everyone' Country Life Reviews for Tender Volume I: 'The sensual pleasure he gets from growing and cooking the produce from his small London vegetable patch is vividly conveyed in gentle, evocative prose' The Spectator 'Beautiful, inspiring and informative' BBC Good Food Magazine "Tender' will not disappoint Slater's fans!the recipes are simple, tasty and sometimes a little bit naughty!the photography compliments the book perfectly!a highlight on any bookshelf' Jaime Magazine 'A food writer who loves the best ingredients, Nigel Slater writes lyrically about the freshness, texture and subtlety of flavour of freshly harvested vegetables!a delicious book' LADY 'Nigel Slater has a special place in my heart -- for his wonderful recipes, openness about his cooking and himself, and what seems like the sort of personality that would grace any dinner table as well as his beautiful food does!I look forward to Volume II" Mathews Table 'Slater's writing, always a bit exquisite, has here been burnished a stage further into prose poetry!it is nothing less than a combined spiritual testament and devotional manual: a guide to the way of St Nigel!he's genuinely original!Nothing here is second-hand, let alone insincere. And that makes Tender a book to treasure, to read and re-read, as well as to cook from!it really is that rarity, a companion for life.' Evening Standard 'Slater applies his very evocative, sensual writing style to such topics as tomato varieties -- which ones he likes and why -- with impressive verve!it's an inspiring read; we are left feeling if he can do it, so could we.' Time Out 'A fine collection of honest, interesting, life-sustaining recipes that beg the reader to pick up a vegetable knife and start chopping.' Telegraph

Nigel Slater is the author of a collection of bestselling books, including the classics 'Real Fast Food' and 'Real Cooking', and the award-winning 'Appetite'. He has written a much-loved column for 'The Observer' for over a decade. His autobiography, 'Toast -- the story of a boy's hunger', won six major awards, including the British Biography of the Year, the Glenfiddich Award and the Andre Simon Memorial Award. 'The Kitchen Diaries' won the Design and Production Award at the 2006 British Book Trade Awards.

General Fields

  • : 9780007325214
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : Fourth Estate Ltd
  • : September 2010
  • : 246mm X 176mm
  • : November 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : (250 colour photographs), With index
  • : Nigel Slater
  • : Hardback
  • : 1110
  • : 641.64
  • : 592