â€™ll start this off by saying I am an unashamed Nigel Slater fan girl and have been for many years, I love watching him on TV or listening to him speak about food. He has a very natural manner when he is cooking and he seems to just â€˜getâ€™ where others are coming from when they share their food with him.
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This book in unlike other cookbooks, there is a lot more to it than a collection of recipes, Nigel talks about the changing seasons, his local area, the markets and shops, what he is doing around the house or the garden, it is a small glimpse into his life and it is utterly delightful.
We have cooked lots of things from this book, weâ€™ve had hits and misses. the lime tart is sensational, I have made it so many times and guests always love it. Grilled chicken with harissa and mint is also brilliant. The only let downs for me were a couple of the curries, It is probably down to my personal taste, but they just did not wow me, I am more of a bold flavour person when it comes to curries and the ones I tried were a little too plain.
This is one of those books that I never seem to tire of, I am always going back and dipping in or revisiting old favourites. If I was only allowed to have 10 cookbooks this would be one of them. It is more than just a book to me, it is like an old friend.