Nigel Slater

Observer food writer and the author of Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger...

Nigel Slater

Biography

Date of birth: 9 April 1958

Born in Wolverhampton, Nigel Slater began cooking at an early age. He worked in restaurants around the country from the age of sixteen. He then moved to London and became a recipe tester and a cook for food photography.

In 1988, he joined Marie Claire magazine as the food editor. By 1993, he was writing about food for the Observer's Life magazine and his first book, Real Fast Food, was published. Several more bestselling books have followed, helping to establish him as one of our best-loved food writers. Eschewing fancy techniques and over-elaboration, he has perfected a beautifully simple, yet richly evocative writing style and a clear, no-nonsense cooking style to complement that.

Nigel has been awarded Food Writer of the Year several times and branched out into TV with the series Real Food. He won a Glenfiddich Award for his autobiography, Toast, which was made into a TV film, starring Freddie Highmore and Helena Bonham Carter.

Book and writing awards

Glenfiddich Cookery Writer of the Year Award 1995, Best Newspaper Cookery Journalist Award, 1999, André Simon Award 2004 (Toast), British Biography of the Year Award 2004 (Toast) and British Book Award 2006 (The Kitchen Diaries).

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Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson.

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Eat - The Little Book of Fast Food

Eat - The Little Book of Fast Food

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From the star of BBC One's 'Nigel and Adam's Farm Kitchen' this beautiful and easy-to-use follow-up to 'The Kitchen Diaries II' contains over 600 recipe ideas and is your essential go-to for what to cook every day....
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Tender: v. 2: A Cook's Guide to the Fruit Garden

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

by Nigel Slater

Format: Hardback 592 pages
Published: 16/09/2010
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd

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With over 300 recipe ideas and many wonderful stories from the fruit garden, Tender: Volume II -- A cook's guide to the fruit garden is the... Read more

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Tender: Volume I, a Cook and His Vegetable Patch

Tender: Volume I, a Cook and His Vegetable Patch (Hardback)

by Nigel Slater

Format: Hardback 592 pages
Published: 17/09/2009
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd

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4 out of 5

With over 400 recipe ideas and many wonderful stories from the cook's garden, Tender: Volume I -- A cook and his vegetable patch, is the... Read more

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Real Cooking

Real Cooking (Paperback)

by Nigel Slater

Format: Paperback 288 pages
Published: 02/11/2006
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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5 out of 5

Get cooking simple and delicious meals with Nigel Slater's "Real Cooking". "This is real cooking. The roast potato that sticks to... Read more

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Real Food

Real Food (Paperback)

by Nigel Slater

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 06/04/2000
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd

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4 out of 5

'Real Food' is Nigel Slater's ground-breaking classic, a much-loved introduction to his inimitable easy style. Reissued alongside his... Read more

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Appetite: So What Do You Want to Eat Today?

Appetite: So What Do You Want to Eat Today? (Paperback)

by Nigel Slater

Format: Paperback 448 pages
Published: 01/10/2001
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Bestselling cookery writer Nigel Slater's mantra is 'recipes don't rule'. 'Appetite' is the revolutionary book that will... Read more

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Real Fast Food

Real Fast Food (Paperback)

by Nigel Slater

Format: Paperback 352 pages
Published: 02/11/2006
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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4 out of 5

Discover quick and tasty dishes from Nigel Slater in "Real Fast Food". Nigel Slater presents over 350 creative, delicious and nourishing... Read more

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Real Fast Puddings

Real Fast Puddings (Paperback)

by Nigel Slater

Format: Paperback 208 pages
Published: 02/11/2006
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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Discover the delicious yet speedy desserts in Nigel Slater's "Real Fast Puddings". An inspiring collection of quick and delicious... Read more

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The Kitchen Diaries: A Year in the Kitchen (Hardback)

by Nigel Slater

Format: Hardback 400 pages
Published: 27/09/2005
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd

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Classic cookery writing from the award-winning food writer and author of bestselling autobiography, 'Toast'. 'The food in "The... Read more

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The 30-minute Cook (Paperback)

by Nigel Slater

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 02/11/2006
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Discover quick and tasty dishes in Nigel Slater's "The 30-Minute Cook". Quick, delicious meals from across the world with ingredients... Read more

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Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger

Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger (Paperback)

by Nigel Slater

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 16/04/2004
Publisher: HarperPerennial

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'My mother is scraping a piece of burned toast out of the kitchen window, a crease of annoyance across her forehead. This is not an occasional... Read more

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The Kitchen Diaries II: A Year of Simple Cooking (Hardback)

by Nigel Slater

Format: Hardback 544 pages
Published: 13/09/2012
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Includes over 250 recipes, many from his BBC TV series Dish of the Day, Simple Suppers and Simple Cooking. From Nigel Slater, presenter of Dish of... Read more

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Eat - The Little Book of Fast Food (Hardback)

by Nigel Slater

Format: Hardback 464 pages
Published: 26/09/2013
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4 out of 5

From the star of BBC One's 'Nigel and Adam's Farm Kitchen' this beautiful and easy-to-use follow-up to 'The Kitchen Diaries... Read more

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