Nigel Slater: a cook for all seasons

In his 30-year career in food, Nigel Slater has written 18 books, including his award-winning autobiography Toast, and presented several TV series. Gillian Nelis met him to talk about his latest, mostly vegetarian, book – and to hear about his plans for Christmas

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
8th December, 2019
Nigel Slater: a cook for all seasons
Nigel Slater: ‘I don't carry any guilt about taking short cuts, I never have. Life is too short.’ Picture: Bryan Meade

Gillian Nelis: Your new book is called Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter, and is the companion book to the spring/summer edition which came out earlier this year. Where did the idea come from?

Nigel Slater: It came, very simply, from going back through my diary. I write down what I eat every day. That started out because I don't have a very good memory, so I had to write things down, but now it‘s...

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