Slater’s latest book - only just published and delivered today, so I’ve only had time for a quick skim through.
I’m a mega fan of his recipes and general writing. Yes, I know he comes over as a bit of a ponce on TV but the man can cook and the man can write. I have all his books and cook from them regularly - his sausage & bean casserole from “30 Minute Cook” is almost a staple at Harters Hall.
This one is slightly different - along the lines of the Kitchen Diaries series, so it bobbles along in date order with recipes interspersed with more chat than there is in KD. For instance, there’s a couple of pages about his boyhood enjoyment of pantomime and its importance in our Christmas culture, followed by a recipe for an aubergine and lentil dish.
This is not just yet another Christmas cookbook. He starts off in early November and runs through to mid January, subtitling the book “Notes, stories & 100 essential recipes for midwinter”. I think I’m going to enjoy the read . And I’m certainly going to enjoy making and eating the pigs cheek and prune terrine.