Tag Archives: Nigel Slater

How to eat well, whilst working full-time, in five steps

Those who read this blog regularly will know that for most of its existence I have been freelance, working a maximum of four days per week, generally from home. Which has meant that cooking for both the site, and for … Continue reading

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Last of the summer salad: Nigel’s plum tabbouleh

The weather is both beautiful and strange right now: beautiful, because it’s so full of sunshine in the daytime that I am inspired to keep wearing my sandals; strange because as soon as the light goes I realise that I … Continue reading

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Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes: a weekend short-rib

You may know Tom Kerridge from the telly or, if you’re very lucky, you have eaten at his two-Michelin-starred pub in Marlow. As a non-telly-owning freelancer neither applies; I learnt about him via my lovely friend Debora who, when editing … Continue reading

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Nigel Slater’s pig cheeks braised in cider and the joy of thrift

Thrift is a habit of mine all year round but especially at this time of year. Being freelance, it is very useful to know how to survive on very little for months at a time and even when I don’t have … Continue reading

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An early spring clean and an old favourite…chicken

Spring cleaning comes early in my home. By the time February is on us, I have usually been through my clothes and books and am itching to find something else to chuck out and/or re-organise. This year, it was the … Continue reading

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Bad Seed bread

My mission to bake better and easier bread continues apace and this week I found a magic ingredient. Many moons ago, when I was younger and idiotically naïve, I worked in a bar in Paris, which is probably the most … Continue reading

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Fast Festive Treats, including Deserve-To-Be-Famous Rarebit Puffs

It’s that time of year, the time when you can’t move for cocktail sausages, smoked stuff on blinis and small, overpriced battered things in boxes of 12. But there is another way, a homemade way and although you may scream … Continue reading

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