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Tender

Tender

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By (author) Nigel Slater

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  • Publisher: FOURTH ESTATE LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 592 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 240mm x 111mm | 3,474g
  • Publication date: 29 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007455453
  • ISBN 13: 9780007455454
  • Edition statement: Signed ed
  • Illustrations note: (250 colour photographs)
  • Sales rank: 96,623

Product description

Both volumes of Nigel Slater's beautiful Tender, available together for the very first time in this collectable boxed edition. The definitive guide to cooking with vegetables and fruit, Tender Volumes I and II reaffirm Nigel Slater's position as Britain's finest food writer. From the presenter of BBC One's Simple Cooking. Collectively nominated an incredible 21 times as Book of the Year. Limited edition. 'The greatest cookery writer of them all.' The Guardian 'No one writes more temptingly about food.' The Independent 'The year's must-have cook book.' The Observer

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Author information

Nigel Slater is the author of a collection of bestselling books, including the classics 'Real Fast Food' and 'Real Cooking', and the award-winning 'Appetite'. He has written a much-loved column for 'The Observer' for over a decade. His autobiography, 'Toast -- the story of a boy's hunger', won six major awards, including the British Biography of the Year, the Glenfiddich Award and the Andre Simon Memorial Award. 'The Kitchen Diaries' won the Design and Production Award at the 2006 British Book Trade Awards.

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'You could eat sublimely for a year using only Nigel Slater's 'Tender' Guardian 'If you want to start growing your food this is a lovely reference book of vegetable varieties!it is also packed full of Slater's relaxed, unfussy and very workable recipes' The Times 'Nigel Slater has brought out another indispensable food book. 'Tender' is a hymn to his back garden allotment and makes vegetables the star of the show' Independent on Sunday 'A strikingly beautiful artefact!lavishly illustrated!Slater's book is a melange of memoir, cultivation manual and cookery book!a fine collection of honest, interesting, life-sustaining recipes that beg readers to pick up a vegetable knife and start chopping' Telegraph '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.' Evening Standard '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.' Time Out 'Nigel Slater invariably hits the mood of the moment, and here he turns his poetic prose to gardening, growing and eating vegetables!recipes and photography brilliant as always!the book is perfect for everyone' Country Life '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.' 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, Standard 'a fine collection of honest, interesting, life-sustaining recipes that beg the reader to pick up a vegetable knife and start chopping' 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' Mail 'This is one to treasure, beautifully written, informative and inspiring in equal measure' 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, Telegraph, Books of the Year 'brilliant as always' Leslie Geddes Brown, Country Life Magazine, Books of the Year