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Tender Volume 1, . a Cook and His Vegetable Patch Hardcover – September 17, 2009

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'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.' Guy Dimond, 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, Evening Standard 'A fine collection of honest, interesting, life-sustaining recipes that beg the reader to pick up a vegetable knife and start chopping.' Daily 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.' Daily Mail 'This is one to treasure, beautifully written, informative and inspiring in equal measure.' Fuschia Dunlop, 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, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year 'Brilliant as always.' Leslie Geddes Brown, Country Life Magazine, Books of the Year Rose Price in the Telegraph 'Weekend' section says 'if you're going to lust after one cookery book this Christmas, opt for TENDER Mary Kenny in The Spectator enthuses that although "Elfreda Pownall reviewed it in her cookery round-up last week, it is too beautifully written and the growing advice too good for it not to rate a second mention in this selection of the best gardening books of 2009!the writing is vivid!a wonderful book even before you get going on the recipes" Guardian - Tom Jaine picks Tender as his Christmas book choice Observer, Books of the Year, Will Skidelsky chose Tender by Nigel Slater saying 'it looks certain to become this year's must-have cookbook. Selected 12 times as Book of the Year

About the Author

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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate (GB); 1St Edition edition (September 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007248490
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007248490
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 2.2 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,739,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I Love Nigel Slater! There, I've said it. He can do no wrong. I'm a vegetarian and he isn't but the way he writes about food is so solid, and his suggested "how-tos" are so charming I can't resist him. And I love this book best of all his books. Even if you don't like to cook you will be delighted reading about his garden and vegetables. If you do like to cook it will inspire you in the kitchen to help vegetables achieve transcendence! And if you have some arable land nearby you might want to try his gardening tips. I would! As I read Tender I - A Cook and His Vegetable Patch I found myself wishing I didn't live in an apartment.
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This book proved to be an excellent present for my Ole Mum as it is not only packed with great recipe's but also encourages the growth of the food your eating fabulous pictures, very stimulating.
It was shipped out in a timely fashion and was received before Christmas even though there was a warning that it might not!
So all in all was very happy with my transaction.
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