I’ve been a fan of Nigel Slater for a long time. His writing, the humor, his recipes and gardening tips….I’ll read anything he writes. This collection of essays in Eating for England is top notch. As you read his very descriptive writing you can mentally see exactly what he’s talking about.
This particular book was published in England and isn’t an American edition. The quality of the actual book is fantastic. The paper is weightier, there is a silk ribbon attached into the spine to mark your pages and the jacket is heavy and smooth. It’s a gorgeous book.
If you are an Anglophile you’ll love this book for the description of everyday life; the shopping, getting tea ready, interactions in the shops, offices and home. I like this book even more than I did his autobiographical account in Toast.
This one will always have a place on my overcrowded boom shelf. Of all the meals, teas and snacks mentioned I decided to prepare Nigel’s Beef Bourguignon.
I wish were in England now…..would love to enjoy that cooler weather and a local ale or two.
A boiled Bourguignon is a spoiled Bourguignon
Nigel’s recipe may be found published in his cookbooks as well as in The Guardian HERE
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