What is there to say about a new Nigel Slater book? Especially one called Appetite
. It is exactly what it should be. This is the book he has been heading for all along. It is about food, to be sure, but it is also a statement of his personal philosophy, which seems to amount to this: that our appetites are founded in pleasure; and that we must interrogate those pleasures, and take them very seriously indeed, if we are to eat as well as we can. To eat well means to eat, and cook, pleasurably. So in Appetite
Slater takes food, and cooking, back to where he believes it belongs, back to the realm of sensuous pleasure and comfort. Back to the sheer bliss, as he might say, of putting something warm, soft, and sticky in your mouth.
Very cleverly, he has built his book not around detailed recipes as such--that would be too specific for his purposes--but around the sort of thing that might pop into your head as something you would really like to eat. These are the kinds of food this generous and handsome book celebrates; foods that have a genuine part to play in people's lives. This is quintessential Nigel Slater: laid-back, not claiming any special privilege as a chef ("If I can do it, so can you," he remarks), and all wrapped up in that wonderful, lived-in, squashy prose that hits the spot every time. A feast of a book, from a man with no tricks or gimmicks, who is happily in touch with his own appetites and wants to put us in touch with ours. --Robin Davidson, Amazon.co.uk
'He's a genius, his food is scrummy and his voice more personal than usual.' Guardian 'Slater remains the reigning champion...'Appetite' is an instant classic. It's comprehensive, inspirational and beautiful to look at.' Daily Express 'The total and utter must-have of the year.' Rosie Kindersley Praise for 'Eat': 'Nothing was ever going to come close to Nigel Slater's "Eat". An instant classic' Cookbook of the Year, The Times 'This year's smallest yet fullest cookbook is from Nigel Slater ... 'Eat' reminds us that he remains the UK cookery writer who breaks new ground as regularly as a mole.' Rose Prince, Daily Telegraph, 'Books of the Year' 'There's nobody better than Nigel Slater at making cooking seem a relaxed, modest and wholly enjoyable affair ... This chunky, easy-going book continues that approach in 400-plus pages which never run out of inspiration' Daily Mail
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