Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard

Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard

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By (author) Nigel Slater, By (photographer) Jonathan Lovekin

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  • Publisher: TEN SPEED PRESS
  • Format: Hardback | 591 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 244mm x 51mm | 1,701g
  • Publication date: 10 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley CA
  • ISBN 10: 1607743329
  • ISBN 13: 9781607743323
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 101,675

Product description

Britain's foremost food writer Nigel Slater returns to the garden in this sequel to "Tender," his acclaimed and beloved volume on vegetables. With a focus on fruit, "Ripe" is equal parts cookbook, primer on produce and gardening, and affectionate ode to the inspiration behind the book--Slater's forty-foot backyard garden in London. Intimate, delicate prose is interwoven with recipes in this lavishly photographed cookbook. Slater offers more than 300 delectable dishes--both sweet and savory--such as Apricot and Pistachio Crumble, Baked Rhubarb with Blueberries, and Crisp Pork Belly with Sweet Peach Salsa. With a personal, almost confessional approach to his appetites and gustatory experiences, Slater has crafted a masterful book that will gently guide you from the garden to the kitchen, and back again.

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Author information

Nigel Slater is the author of a collection of bestselling books, including the classics Real Fast Food, Appetite, and the critically acclaimed The Kitchen Diaries. He has written a much-loved column for The Observer for eighteen years and is the presenter of the award-winning BBC series Simple Suppers. His memoir, Toast --The Story of a Boy’s Hunger, has won six major awards, including British Biography of the Year, and has been adapted into a BBC film. Ripe is the companion volume to Tender: A cook and his vegetable patch. Visit www.nigelslater.com.

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By Denise Alexiadis 21 Apr 2012 2

Exactly the same as Tender II why do publishers do this it is so annoying! More suited to the UK (obviously) as a lot of the fruits mentioned here are near impossible to get elsewhere.

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"Mr. Slater's prose is so evocative that it will tap into the collective yearning that courses through cities and suburbs across the county, into our need to be disconnected from the 'virtual' and reconnected to the rhythms of nature." --Wall Street Journal "As with "Tender, " however, the real reason to add Ripe to your cookbook shelf is Slater's smart, supple prose and tart observations, which are at once lyrical, deeply felt, and irresistibly irreverent." --KQED Bay Area Bites "This is so much more than a cookbook. With each chapter focusing on a different fruit, Slater offers tips on growing the fruit in your garden, characteristics of the most common varieties, how to handle them back in your kitchen, and tried-and-true ingredient pairings. Slater feels like a companion on a fruit-finding journey. --TheKitchn.com "A comprehensive fruit book that's sure to please the farm-to-table minded." --Library Journal "Nigel Slater has written an impossibly beautiful and elegant companion to Tender. In Ripe, Slater treats fruit with respect and affection. Apricots are nestled between layers of almond cake. Currants are bolstered with bread. Plums jump with pickling spices. Treat yourself to this treasure." --Amanda Hesser, cofounder of FOOD52.com "Nigel's voice is the most distinctive and expressive among current food writers; his food is original, comforting, and completely delicious. Ripe is an inspiration." --Yotam Ottolenghi, author of "Plenty" " " "I keep half a dozen favorite cookbooks on a special shelf next to my desk, and three of them are by Nigel Slater. Ripe is Slater at his best: warm, gracious, and profoundly knowledgeable. Start with the chapter on apples--be sure to make that 'deeply appley apple crumble'--and you'll know exactly what I mean." --Molly Wizenberg, creator of "Orangette" " " "Nigel Slater's masterpiece is a quiet, gorgeous, slow-motion riot where nature teaches the hungry ga

Table of contents

001  Introducion 021  Apples 079  Apricots 109  Blackberries 135  Black currants 153  Blueberries 171  Cherries 187  Chestnuts 205  Damsons 229  Elderflowers and elderberries 245  Figs 279  Gooseberries 299  Grapes 315  Hazelnuts 337  Peaches and necarines 359  Pears 403  Plums 433  Quinces 457  Raspberries 487  Red currants 499  Rhubarb 519  Strawberries 537  Walnuts 559  White currants 569  A few other good things: medlars and sloes 582  Index