Tender: Volume I: A cook and his vegetable patch

by Nigel Slater

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Original Publisher
Fourth Estate
Date of publication

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


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.

Marie Rayner

Food writer

Ozlem Warren

Food writer and educator

Letitia Clark

Food writer

Amelia Freer

Nutritional therapist and author

Béatrice Peltre

Food writer, stylist, and photographer

Jody Williams

Chef and owner of Buvette

Simon Hurley

Artisan olive producer

Belinda Jeffery

Cookbook author

David Rowley

Designer and art director

Aran Goyoaga

Food Writer, Stylist & Photographer

Esther Walker


Vikas Khanna

Chef, restaurateur, food writer

Will Beckett

Co-founder of Hawksmoor

Cristian Barnett

Food, portrait and travel photographer

Vanessa Kimbell

Sourdough baker, writer & food activist

John Wilkins

Emeritus Professor