NIGEL SLATER is a cook who writes. The author of a collection of bestselling books and
presenter of BBC 1's
Dish of the Day he has been food columnist for
Observer for twenty years.
books include the classics
The Kitchen Diaries and the
critically acclaimed two-volume
His award winning memoir
Toast - the
Story of a Boy's Hunger won six major awards and is now a BBC film starring
Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore. His eleventh book,
Kitchen Diaries Volume ii, was published in 2012. His next book,
Eat - The Little Book of Fast Food, will be published later this year.
Author, columnist and broadcaster, he remains very much an amateur cook. Nigel is not a chef and has no restaurant or commercial connections. His food is understated, handcrafted home cooking that is easy to accomplish and without a trace of what he affectionately calls 'celebrity cheffery'. He is not fond of fussy food and prefers simple suppers made with care and thought. He believes that making something good to eat for your self or for others can lift the spirits in the way little else can.
"There is something quietly civilizing about sharing a meal with other people. 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."
writing has won the National Book Awards, the Glenfiddich Trophy, the André
Simon Memorial Prize and the British Biography of the Year. He was the winner
of a Guild of Food Writers' Award for his BBC 1 series
Simple Suppers and the BBC Food Personality of the Year. NEWS SPRING 2013 Nigel is now on Twitter @NigelSlater
A new, fifth series for BBC1 is currently in production with BBC London. Filming starts this summer.
A second documentary for BBC4 is now in production.
Eat -The Little Book of Fast Food is to be published later this year by 4th Estate
The Kitchen Diaries ii is to be published in the US on September 24th 2013 as
Stories from the Larder - A Kitchen Diary. The Kitchen Diaries Volume ii was published in the UK on September 13th 2012 TenderVols i & ii is now available in paperback as a boxed set.
Tender Vol i has just been published in German as
Gemüse by Dumont Buchverlag Gmbh
Films: Toast is now available as a DVD, for more information see the television section.
Simple Suppers Series 1 and 2 and Simple Cooking are now available on DVD
Nigel Slater is the author ofeleven books, including eight cookery books, an autobiography and a collection of short essays on the British at table. His cookery books tend to come rather slowly - there is often four or five years between each one. His latest is the Kitchen Diaries Volume ii. His next book, Eat, will be published late in 2013.
The Kitchen Diaries i & ii
Real Fast Puddings
Real Fast Food
Cooking and Growing
Volume One - A Cook and His Vegetable Patch
Volume Two - A Cook's Guide to the Fruit Garden
Toast - the story of a Boy's
Eating for England
Details of each title are available in the Books section of this site.
NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
Nigel has written an exclusive weekly column for The Observer Magazine since 1993. He is also a contributing editor of Food Monthly. His chatty, diary-style Sunday column has become much loved and imitated. He writes regularly for the The Royal Horticultural Society's magazine The Garden, and has written for Sainsbury's Magazine for nineteen years.
To visit the Observer's archive of his columns click here:http://lifeandhealth.guardian.co.uk/nigelslater TELEVISION AND RADIO
Nigel is presenter of the BBC1 television series Dish of the Day,
featuring relaxed, understated and easy to accomplish home cooking with a
focus on home-grown fruit and vegetables. The series is filmed in his own
garden and at local allotments.
Nigel has appeared on Gardener's' World, Desert Island Discs, Woman's Hour, Front Row, Gardener's Question Time and has been a regular panelist on Radio 4's Curious Cooks. He is a regular contributor to the BBC's long-running The Food Programme.
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