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The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, Stories & 100 Essential Recipes for Winter (Hardback)
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The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, Stories & 100 Essential Recipes for Winter (Hardback)

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Hardback 464 Pages / Published: 19/10/2017
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“The simple act of making someone something to eat, even a bowl of soup or a loaf of bread, has a many-layered meaning. It suggests an act of protection and caring, of generosity and intimacy. It is in itself a sign of respect.” - Nigel Slater

From the BBC1 presenter and bestselling author of Eat, The Kitchen Diaries and Toast comes a new book featuring everything you need for the winter solstice.

The Christmas Chronicles is the story of Nigel Slater's love for winter, the scent of fir and spruce, ghost stories read with a glass of sloe gin, and beeswax candles with shadows dancing on the ceiling. With recipes, decorations, fables and quick fireside suppers, Nigel guides you through the essential preparations for Christmas and the New Year, with everything you need to enjoy the winter months.

Taking you from 1 November all the way to the end of January, The Christmas Chronicles covers everything from Bonfire Night, Christmas and New Year to Epiphany. Throughout the season, Nigel offers over 100 recipes to see you through the build-up, the celebrations and the aftermath.

Here are much-loved classics such as goose and turkey (and making the most of the leftovers), mincemeat and the cake; recipes to make the cold months bearable, like ribsticker bread pudding with Comte and Taleggio, salt crust potatoes with blue cheese and goat's curd, and hot-smoked salmon, potatoes and dill; as well as bright flavours to welcome the new year, including pink grapefruit marmalade, pear and pickled radish salad and rye, linseed and treacle bread.

Packed with feasts, folktales, myths and memoir and all told in Nigel's warm and intimate signature style, The Christmas Chronicles is the only book you'll ever need for winter.

Describing himself with characteristic modesty as a “cook who writes” Nigel Slater is one of Britain’s greatest food writers, combining the rare skills of being able to talk and write about food as well as he cooks it. His bestselling books include: The 30-Minute Cook, Real Cooking, Real Food, Eat, Real Fast Food, Appetite, The Kitchen Diaries, Tender, The Kitchen Diaries II and A Year of Good Eating: The Kitchen Diaries III. He is also the author of the bestselling biography, Toast.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008260194
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 1030 g
Dimensions: 216 x 156 x 40 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A dream of a book. Slater ... has produced such a hymn to winter that we'll all be able to cope with it this year." - Diana Henry, Telegraph

"Nigel is a bloody genius." - Jamie Oliver

"The greatest cookery writer of them all." - Guardian

"The best food writers combine beauty with practicality, and no one does it more elegantly than Nigel Slater." - Jane Shilling, Daily Mail 

"The pick of the bunch...bubbling with ideas, suggestions, hints and personal opinions that genuinely help you to make your own mind up about how and what to cook." - The Times

"He's a genius" - Matthew Fort, Guardian

"Slater remains the reigning champion, a writer incapable of uninspiring sentences." - Daily Express

"No one writes more temptingly about food" - Independent

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“Tasty yuletide treat”

Absolutely brilliant. It has all the festive charm and feel of days gone by. It's by no means rose tinted. The personal accounts of Christmases past and present are warm and cosy and describes exactly how I see... More

Hardback edition
1st December 2017
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“Nigel Slater Christmas Chronicles”

Excellent book, honest ,really interesting facts and stories you could be at one of the Christmas markets in your imagination. Look forward to trying the recipes. Best Christmas book. Nigel Slater is my favourite... More

Hardback edition
27th December 2017
Helpful? Upvote 25

“Utterly immersive”

I am loving The Christmas Chronicles and refuse to be hurried through it - either by own desire to find the next great recipe or in order to write a review. This book, like Nigel Slater's food, should be enjoyed... More

Hardback edition
3rd December 2017
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