The Kitchen Diaries by Nigel Slater

kitchendiaries Nigel Slater’s book The Kitchen Diaries is filled with good stories and wonderful recipes. It feels a cheat to say I am done with it because I return to it again and again.

Sometimes the diary entry is about the weather or what went on in the market while he purchased mushrooms or veggies. Inevitably it leads to a recipe which pairs with the story. I have prepared many meals from this book, some I follow to the letter and some I need to adapt.

One of my favorites has to be the zucchini fritters. They are filled with feta cheese and I have to say, they are addictively tasty.
Here is a photo. For the full recipe (and more enticing photos) click HERE.

It’s a pleasure to tuck into one of Nigel’s diary type books, I get lost I reading about daily life in England, his garden and what he plans to make for dinner.

Here is more info on Nigel Slater

His website
The Guardian
He’s on Twitter too

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Waiting: True Confessions of a Waitress by Debra Ginsberg

WAITING: The True Confessions of a Waitress by Debra Ginsberg is a fun read. If you enjoyed books such as Waiter Rant and Kitchen Confidential, this is in a similar style. It’s a memoir, it has good stories and graphic portrayals of customers and wait staff at their very worst. Interpersonal relationships are examined and you will find (to some folk’s horror) the things which happen in the kitchen behind the scenes are really, really things you hope are products of her creative license.

It’s funny, there are also sad parts and I guarantee you will never dine in a fine establishment again without scrutinizing the food and craning for a glimpse of the kitchen if it’s a possibility. The detail is great and you can visualize the scenes in the restaurants, you can see her trying to get that cork out of the wine bottle, feel the frustration, take in the scene as a table of customers keep her running just because they can.

Well written.

From this book I made a vermicelli dish with olive-oiled sauteed vegetables. See that at Squirrel Head manor.


I am placing this review on Goodreads

Happy Reading!

More info:
Debra Ginsberg