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Real Fast Food by Nigel Slater

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List Price: £9.99


Paperback: 352 Pages.

Published: 02 November 2006 by Penguin

Edition: Reprint

ISBN: 0141029803

EAN: 9780141029801

Nigel Slater presents over 350 creative, delicious and nourishing recipes and suggestions for those who’d rather spend more of their time eating than cooking. From simple snacks to dinner-party desserts, all the dishes in Real Fast Food can be ready to eat in 30 minutes or under.


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Flexible Recipes

I am a great fan of Nigel Slater's cooking programmes which is why I requested this for Christmas. The book was as I had expected. There was a good range of basic recipes - cooking roast chicken with herbs and spices for example - right up to more complex recipes.

There are 2 main things I enjoy about Nigel Slater's recipes. One is his extensive use of herbs which does make for great tastes. The other is the flexibility of his recipes. Many cookbooks give very precise measurements which are it is vital to get right - Nigel Slater doesn't. His often says "a handful of this" or "whatever you have in the fridge". This does allow for more imagination in cooking which I enjoy.

The downside of this book is the amount of rich, fatty ingredients that are used. He doesn't hold back on creamy sauces or lots of butter. Delicious though they are, this is not the sort menu that most people can use on a daily basis.

Definitely a cookery book to have on the shelf but watch the waistline!

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