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Nigel Slater Cook Books

Nigel Slater is a food writer and tv cookery personality. He is perhaps best known for his column in The Observer which he has written for over 10 years. Born in Wolverhampton, Nigel Slater specialises in comfort food, with simple and easy to understand recipes that are quick to make and nutritious.

Nigel Stater cook books such as “The 30 minute cook” and “Real cooking” are straightforward, no-nonsense books that focus on making quick and easy meals. Nigel Slater is also known for his famous autobiography – “Toast:The Story of a boy’s hunger” where Nigel revealed many personal and intimate details about his life and upbringing.

Nigel Slater TV Shows:

Nigel Slater’s Real Food Show – 1998
A Taste of My Life – 2006
Simple Suppers – 2009

Nigel Slater Books

Eating for England: The Delights & Eccentricities of the British at Table 2007 This book specifically focuses on native enlish cuisine.
Nigel Slater – Tender: 2009 – This book focuses on vegetarian cooking.

Recommended Nigel Slater Books

1. Nigel Slater – Real Fast Food

In Nigel Slater’s “Real Fast Food cook book is over 300 delicious recipes for people who want to eat tasty food quicky, not who want to slave over a hot stove for hours upon end. This book includes recipes for snacks, main meals, desserts and more and they can all be cooked in well under 25 minutes.

Nigel Slater’s other books include The Kitchen Diaries and The 30 minute cook, all of his books are committed to provide a clear guide to cook quick, healthy food and like his TV show, the outcome is a quality and tasty meal.


2. Tender: Volume I, A cook and his vegetable patch

Nigel Slater is master of the kitchen and master of the vegetable patch. In this book, “Tender: Volume I, A cook and his vegetable patch” Nigel demonstrates how to get the most of of vegetables in making delicious meals. This book is more than just the average cook book, it is a detailed guide on how to get from seeds to delcious vegetables to tasty meals.


A list of Nigel Slater Cook books:

  • The Marie Claire Cookbook (featuring Nigel Slater) 1992
  • Real Fast Food 1992
  • Real Fast Puddings 1992
  • The 30-Minute Cook 1994
  • Real Cooking 1997
  • Real Food 2000
  • Appetite 2000
  • Thirst, Fourth Estate Ltd 2002
  • The Kitchen Diaries, 2005
  • Tender, Volume One, 2009
  • Tender, Volume Two, 2010

Nigel Slater Videos

Nigel Slater’s New Year Suppers Video


Nigel Slater cooks a Moroccan-style chicken casserole

Useful resources about Nigel Slater and his range of cookbooks