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Eat (the little book of Fast Food) by Nigel Slater

MagnoliaGardens | Feb 1, 201511:50 AM    

This should be mandatory reading for anybody that likes to be in the kitchen, novice or expert.

Slater includes a short introduction about his philosophy for each type/style of preparation (frying, sauté, one pot, etc). By taking the approach of grouping by cooking style, the book lends itself to easy curation of tonight's dinner (or lunch, breakfast, etc). Furthermore, the recipes are written in more colloquial (yet still accurate) format, rather than bullet point step-by-step. This makes for a more literate read, and a conversational approach to each meal, which implicitly hammers home his ethos.

The recipes are straight-forward, focusing more on the harmony of the ingredients and simplicity. Accordingly, Slater provides a great roadmap for anybody that wishes to eat well without breaking either the bank or waistline, while still providing quality, attainable meals.

Also worth mentioning - the sparse, austere cover is not just a metaphor for the style of cooking, but makes for a stunning aesthetic addition to your cookbook collection.

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