Tender: Volume I: A cook and his vegetable patch

By Nigel Slater

Original Publisher
Fourth Estate
Date of publication
2009
ISBN
1607740370

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Recommended by

Saasha Celestial-One

Founder, Olio food sharing app

I had to include a Nigel Slater title on my list because they’re simply beautiful things to behold. Slater’s evocative prose and easy-to-follow recipes are a joy to read, and his words are elevated by the eye-catching photography. I like the fact that Slater encourages creativity and appreciates simplicity in his uniquely warm way, and in this book, the vegetable is the star, which aligns well with my vegetarianism.

Richard Corrigan

Chef

A great compilation of recipes, but more than that, a sea-change in the cook's life as the veg patch is resuscitated and people start the dialogue of growing their own.

Ed Smith

Food writer

As with Kitchen Diaries, I regularly dip into this for inspiration. Beautiful in design and prose.

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