Nigel Slater is the author of a collection of bestselling books, including the classicsReal Fast Food, Appetite, and the critically acclaimed The Kitchen Diaries. He has written a much-loved column forThe Observer for eighteen years and is the presenter of the award-winning BBC seriesSimple Suppers. His memoir, Toast --The Story of a Boyís Hunger, has won six major awards, including British Biography of the Year, and has been adapted into a BBC film.Ripe is the companion volume to Tender: A cook and his vegetable patch. Visit www.nigelslater.com.
Britainís foremost food writer Nigel Slater returns to the garden in this sequel toTender
, his acclaimed and beloved volume on vegetables. With a focus on fruit,Ripe
is equal parts cookbook, primer on produce and gardening, and affectionate ode to the inspiration behind the book--Slaterís forty-foot backyard garden in London.
Intimate, delicate prose is interwoven with recipes in this lavishly photographed cookbook. Slater offers more than 300 delectable dishes--both sweet and savory--such asApricot and Pistachio Crumble
, Baked Rhubarb with Blueberries
, and Crisp Pork Belly with Sweet Peach Salsa
. With a personal, almost confessional approach to his appetites and gustatory experiences, Slater has crafted a masterful book that will gently guide you from the garden to the kitchen, and back again.