Written as a diary, and starting in September, this is the story of Nigel Slater’s love for winter, its fables and its family feasts. Here are legends and folktales, myths and memoir, all told in Nigel’s warm and intimate signature style.
Nigel Slater’s new book will have everything you need to prepare for and survive midwinter, from a rundown of Europe’s Christmas markets and which books to read and films to watch, to where to go for a winter break and what candles to buy. And at the heart of the book are Nigel’s recipes, from quick fireside suppers to winter baking and marmalade making.
About the author
Nigel Slater is the author of a collection of best-selling books and presenter of BBC 1's Eating Together, Simple Cooking and Dish of the Day. He has been food columnist for The Observer for over twenty years. His books include the classics Appetite and The Kitchen Diaries and the critically acclaimed two-volume Tender. His award-winning memoir Toast – the Story of a Boy's Hunger won six major awards and is now a BBC film starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore. His writing has won the National Book Awards, the Glenfiddich Trophy, the André Simon Memorial Prize and the British Biography of the Year. He was the winner of a Guild of Food Writers' Award for his BBC 1 series Simple Suppers.
‘A dream of a book. Slater … has produced such a hymn to winter that we’ll all be able to cope with it this year’ Diana Henry, Telegraph
‘Congratulations Nigel! The Christmas Chronicles is a magical, cosy hug of a book’ Nigella Lawson
‘I’m very, very, very excited about this book’ Ruby Tandoh
‘Nigel is a bloody genius’ Jamie Oliver
‘The greatest cookery writer of them all’ Guardian
‘The best food writers combine beauty with practicality, and no one does it more elegantly than Nigel Slater’ Jane Shilling, Daily Mail – BOOKS OF THE YEAR
‘The pick of the bunch…bubbling with ideas, suggestions, hints and personal opinions that genuinely help you to make your own mind up about how and what to cook’ The Times
‘He’s a genius’ Matthew Fort, Guardian
‘Slater remains the reigning champion, a writer incapable of uninspiring sentences’ Daily Express
‘No one writes more temptingly about food’ Independent