'This is a book for life . . . This, and it's high praise, is Slater's best book' Diana Henry, Sunday Telegraph
'It is beautiful' Grace Dent
*With over 200 recipes*
A Cook's Book is the story of Nigel Slater's life in the kitchen.
From the first jam tart Nigel made with his mum standing on a chair trying to reach the Aga, through to what he is cooking now, this is the ultimate Nigel Slater collection brimming with over 200 recipes.
He writes about how his cooking has changed from discovering the best way to roast a chicken to the trick to smoky, smooth aubergine mash. He gives the tales behind the recipes and recalls the first time he ate a baguette in Paris, his love of jewel-bright Japanese pickled radishes and his initial slice of buttercream-topped chocolate cake. These are the favourite recipes Nigel Slater cooks at home every day; the heart and soul of his cooking. Chapters include: a slice of tart, a chicken in the pot, everyday greens, the solace of soup and the ritual of tea. This is the essential Nigel Slater.
So, I’ve written a book.
Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities (‘It’s a piece of cake! Just do four hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!’), I have decided to write these stories just as I have always done, in my own hand. The joy that I have felt from chronicling these tales is not unlike listening back to a song that I’ve recorded and can’t wait to share with the world, or reading a primitive journal entry from a stained notebook, or even hearing my voice bounce between the Kiss posters on my wall as a child.
This certainly doesn’t mean that I’m quitting my day job, but it does give me a place to shed a little light on what it’s like to be a kid from Springfield, Virginia, walking through life while living out the crazy dreams I had as young musician. From hitting the road with Scream at 18 years old, to my time in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, jamming with Iggy Pop or playing at the Academy Awards or dancing with AC/DC and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, drumming for Tom Petty or meeting Sir Paul McCartney at Royal Albert Hall, bedtime stories with Joan Jett or a chance meeting with Little Richard, to flying halfway around the world for one epic night with my daughters…the list goes on. I look forward to focusing the lens through which I see these memories a little sharper for you with much excitement.
Waterstone group exclusive edition - features an essay written by Dave about David Bowie
Mae atgofion hunllefus achosion y gorffennol wedi gorfodi Taliesin i ymddeol fel ditectif. Mae e'n cyfrannu i bodlediad am Droseddau Gwir a phan fo linc i lofruddiaeth yn ei gyrraedd ef a Mari, y cyflwynydd, mae'n sylweddoli bod yna debygrwydd rhwng y weithred dywyll a'r hyn maen nhw wedi bod yn ei drafod Ar Ffeil Drosedd. Ond pwy yw'r llofrudd a pham mae'n e'n edrych i'r gorffennol?
Cawn yma storir Hennessys o safbwynt un or triawd, Dave Burns; a dyma, yn gryno, hanes Gwyddelod alltud Caerdydd. Mae hin stori syn absennol on llyfrau hanes, yn olrhain stori triawd a gyfoethogodd y sîn canu gwerin yng Nghymru a thu hwnt. Mae hin byrlymu o fwyniant ac o ganu, cymysgedd afieithus or hwyl ar craic.
Relaxed, flexible home cooking from Yotam Ottolenghi and his superteam.
Whether they're conjuring up new recipes or cooking for themselves at home, the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen team do what we all do: they raid their kitchens. But then, they turn whatever they find into approachable creations with an 'Ottolenghi' twist.
This instinct is in perfect sync with recent times, when we've all been standing in front of our kitchen shelves, our cupboards and our fridges, wondering what to cook with what we've got; how to put a can of chickpeas or a bag of frozen peas to good use, instead of taking an extra trip to the shops.
For the first time, the team welcome us into their creative space. These dishes pack all the punch and edge we expect from Ottolenghi, but offer more flexibility to make them our own, using what we've got to hand. There's the ultimate guide to creamy dreamy hummus, a one-pan route to confit tandoori chickpeas and a tomato salad that rules them all.
This book is all about feeding ourselves and our families with less stress and less fuss, but with all the 'wow' of an Ottolenghi meal. It's a notebook to scribble on and add to, to take its ethos and absolutely make it your own.
This is how to cook, the OTK way.
Llyfr bwrdd bywiog syn dilyn diwrnod ar fferm Cae Berllan wrth i Cadi a Jac ar darllenwr ddysgu dweud yr amser. Mae pob tudalen yn dangos gweithgaredd gwahanol, yn ogystal â'r amser pan fo'r gweithgaredd yn cael ei gwblhau. Gall y darllenydd droi'r bysedd ar wyneb y cloc er mwyn dangos yr amser.