Nigel Slater's latest cookbook, Notes From the Larder: A Kitchen Diary With Recipes, was released in the early fall but feels right at home this time of year. The pages are filled with much-needed kitchen therapy from all those online recipes that promise to be even better than that best-of-the-best holiday dish you made last year. (Was it really? Right.) Time to sit down with simply "another wonderful sandwich," as Slater dubs a recipe for a mushroom-cheese version on crusty bread, all smashed together and fried.
Nigel Slater/Ten Speed Press Notes From the Larder
The longtime food columnist for The Observer promises "nothing flashy, or showstopping, just straightforward, everyday stuff. The kind of food you might want to come home to after a busy day ... something to be shared rather than looked at in wonder and awe." But if you have worked your way through Slater's previous cookbooks, like Ripe, you know there's still find plenty to find awe-inspiring in a simple lemon tart (p. 87), "dark and sticky fruit chutney" (p. 342) or mincemeat cheesecake (p. 486) for the holidays.More »