Both volumes of Nigel Slater’s Tender, available together for the first time in this collectable boxed edition.
The definitive guide to cooking with vegetables and fruit, Tender Volumes I and II reaffirm Nigel Slater’s position as Britain’s finest food writer.
From the presenter of BBC One’s Simple Cooking.
Collectively nominated an incredible 21 times as Book of the Year.
‘The greatest cookery writer of them all.’ The Guardian
‘No one writes more temptingly about food.’ The Independent
‘The year’s must-have cook book.’ The Observer
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 André Simon Memorial Award. ‘The Kitchen Diaries’ won the Design and Production Award at the 2006 British Book Trade Awards.
- ‘You could eat sublimely for a year using only Nigel Slater’s ‘Tender’ Guardian
- ‘If you want to start growing your food this is a lovely reference book of vegetable varieties…it is also packed full of Slater’s relaxed, unfussy and very workable recipes’ The Times
- ‘Nigel Slater has brought out another indispensable food book. ‘Tender’ is a hymn to his back garden allotment and makes vegetables the star of the show’ Independent on Sunday
- ‘A strikingly beautiful artefact…lavishly illustrated…Slater’s book is a melange of memoir, cultivation manual and cookery book…a fine collection of honest, interesting, life-sustaining recipes that beg readers to pick up a vegetable knife and start chopping’ Telegraph
- ‘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.’ Evening Standard
- ‘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.’ Time Out
- ‘Nigel Slater invariably hits the mood of the moment, and here he turns his poetic prose to gardening, growing and eating vegetables…recipes and photography brilliant as always…the book is perfect for everyone’ Country Life