Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch

Tender I just received a review copy of Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch, Nigel Slater's new book about growing and cooking vegetables in his London garden (the book was published in the UK last year and arrives at U.S. bookstores in May). Slater is one of the best narrative food writers. He can write evocatively about an ingredient -- and a memory of eating said ingredient -- without veering into cloying territory, the bane of so much food writing.

The 600+ page book is divided into chapters devoted to 29 individual vegetables, from asparagus to zucchini. Each chapter includes an essay on growing the plant in focus and one on using it in the kitchen, plus recipes. You could read the book right through just for the essays, or focus on a chapter here and there when looking for cooking ideas. As spring ever so slowly comes into its own this year, I've just begun to think about what to grow in my own square foot patch. I'm looking forward to diving into Tender for some much-needed inspiration.

Available for pre-order for $22.74 at amazon.com.



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This looks fascinating! The pre-order is very tempting but I think I'll just mark my calender for the scheduled release. Going off of what Kania T. said, it does sound inspirational and full of great, creative ideas. Hopefully it encourages readers to branch out of their everyday eating habits and ingredient choices. More people need to hear about this book!


In order for me to appreciate a cookbook I like to know how to be able to grow my own ingredients. Somehow it makes it more personal and satisfactory; therefore, I really like the fact that this book teaches one how to do such things. It makes one be able to bring a little bit of a different variety to their meals and it could be fun to try new things and suggestions.


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Love his recipes. In fact, I used a few at culinary school! Here, I wrote about it: "Culinary School: 101 Things Every Culinary Student Should Know Before They Go" - http://t.co/zwsC6XH



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