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

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Hardback 592 Pages / Published: 17/09/2009
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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 definitive guide to cooking with vegetables from the presenter of BBC One's Simple Cooking.

'I would like to think I know more now than I did before I picked up my trowel and dug that first furrow of red and white radishes. How to get the best out of a vegetable yes, but also what are the different ways to treat it in the kitchen, which seasonings will make it sing, what other ingredients is it most comfortable or most exciting with. What are the classic recipes not to be missed by a newcomer and what new ways are there which might be of interest to an old hand.'

In his inimitable, unpretentious style Nigel Slater, the presenter of BBC One's Simple Cooking, elevates vegetables to the starring role in his latest cook book, whether that means enjoying vegetables for their own sake or on the same plate as a piece of meat or fish. From crab cakes and crushed peas to broccoli and lamb stir-fry, luxury cauliflower cheese to a delicious broad bean salad, `Tender' has everything a cook could want from a recipe book.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007248490
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 1761 g
Dimensions: 246 x 176 x 50 mm


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'Slater applies his very evocative, sensual writing style to such topics as tomato varieties - which ones he likes and why - with impressive verve...it's an inspiring read; we are left feeling if he can do it, so could we.' Guy Dimond, Time Out, Book of the Week

'Slater's writing, always a bit exquisite, has here been burnished a stage further into prose poetry...it is nothing less than a combined spiritual testament and devotional manual: a guide to the way of St Nigel...he's genuinely original...Nothing here is second-hand, let alone insincere. And that makes Tender a book to treasure, to read and re-read, as well as to cook from...it really is that rarity, a companion for life.' David Sexton, Evening Standard

'A fine collection of honest, interesting, life-sustaining recipes that beg the reader to pick up a vegetable knife and start chopping.' Daily Telegraph

'Suffused with genuine passion and the author's natural enthusiasm for veg, growing it and cooking it...It is a timely guide as recession has sent us all back to the land, with allotment waiting lists stretching out for years.' Sunday Telegraph

'The don of them all.' Daily Mail

'This is one to treasure, beautifully written, informative and inspiring in equal measure.' Fuschia Dunlop, FT, Books of the Year

'Gorgeous recipes.' Ben Wilson, Sunday Times, Books of the Year

'A book so beautiful that you crave Slater's life and his garden.' Kate Colquhoun, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

`Brilliant as always.' Leslie Geddes Brown, Country Life Magazine, Books of the Year

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“Tender”

Nigel Slater has a love affair with cooking, and he writes with the passion of Jane Austen, only this time it is an affair with courgettes and carrots! There is a wonderful description in the book describing an... More

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“Packed full of wondeful recipes”

There are so many recipes in this Nigel Slater cook book.
Each are delicious.
I adore Slater, you do not need to read "Toast" to understand his love for food it is just obvious! His passion and respect is... More

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“Tender”

Nigel Slater has fallen in love...with his vegetable patch. The TV chef and bestselling author has devoted this entire book to the beauty and versatility of home-grown vegetables and the results are both delicious and... More

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