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by Nigel Slater

With its unpretentious and simple food ideas, such as a cheap spaghetti supper or a spicy curry to make you sweat, it is the anti-recipe book. Offering suggestions and tips, it encourages readers to use their own judgement, giving you the confidence to experiment in the kitchen.

Deliciously colourful and witty ‘Appetite’ puts the fun back into food and gets cooks thinking more instinctively, taking jaded food lovers back to the fundamental question: what do you want to eat today?


‘He’s a genius, his food is scrummy and his voice more personal than usual.’ Guardian

‘Slater remains the reigning champion…Appetite is an instant classic. It’s comprehensive, inspirational and beautiful to look at.’  Daily Express 

‘Nigel is a bloody genius.’  Jamie Oliver


05 October, 2000

About Nigel Slater

Nigel Slater is one of Britain’s most highly regarded food writers. His beautifully written prose, warm personality and unpretentious, easy-to-follow recipes have won him a huge following. He is the author of a collection of much loved cookery books, including the classics AppetiteThe Kitchen Diaries and the two-volume Tender. He has written an award winning weekly column in the Observer for twenty years, which is syndicated internationally and he is a regular contributor to Sainsbury’s The Magazine. Nigel's writing has won the National Book Awards, the Glenfiddich Trophy, the James Beard Award, the British Biography of the Year and the André Simon Memorial Prize. Television awards include a Guild of Food Writers' Award for his BBC1 series Simple Suppers and the BBC Food Personality of the Year. His memoir Toast – the Story of a Boy's Hunger won six major awards, has been translated into five languages and is now a BBC film starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore. His latest book, Eat has just won the National Book Award.

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