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Appetite for good food

Advantages: Inspirational if you've got some experience as a cook!
Disadvantages: Daunting if you haven't!

Have you ever been to someone's house and they say "Oh, stay and have lunch. It's pot luck, but do stay". You do and it's delightful and you just KNOW that this is how they eat all the time. There's no child saying "Urgh, you know I don't eat joined-up me ...

SueMagee 23.07.2002 · Read full review
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Dirty Book!

Advantages: Totally engaging and user-friendly, recipes really work
Disadvantages: Nigels' perverse taste for burnt food spoils some photos

I stopped buying cookbooks a few years ago, I found I was reading them recreationally, "ooh, that looks nice", then putting them away on a nice clean shelf and currying something. Hence I have a large collection of pristine, clean cookbooks. Bizarrely ...

baublebag 09.07.2004 · Read full review
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My favorite cookbook

Advantages: Reads like a novel
Disadvantages: none

This book has got to be my best cookbook ever. Apart from being very informative, it has the most evocative descriptions ever. Nigel Slater even makes the washing up sound interesting. He starts with a guide to ingredients & utensils and then follows u ...

robvz 23.07.2004 · Read full review
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Mr. Slater's Diaries

Advantages: Seasonal food at its best accompanied by beautiful photographs.
Disadvantages: None that don't sound far too picky!

One of the many problems I have with supermarkets is that they try to persuade me that any fresh fruit and vegetable I want is available all year round. I can eat fresh raspberries in January, green beans in February, leeks in June, asparagus in October ...

SueMagee 25.10.2005 · Read full review
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An excellent food diary

Advantages: Great for seasonal tips
Disadvantages: Actually a little too heavy to handle!

...** 12/4/07 - I've extended this review so please re-rate if you feel it deserves it, thanks! ** This (very large!) book takes you through a year of Nigel's cooking. I have the hardback version (paperback out this month), and it certainly looks classy ...

GK1976 27.02.2007 · Read full review
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