Nigel Slater

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Nigel is a celebrity chef and food writer. He has written a column for The Observer Magazine and for the Observer Food Monthly supplement. Prior to this, Slater was food writer for Marie Claire for five years.

Nigel began cooking at an early age. He worked in restaurants around the country before moving to London to become a recipe tester.

He gained an OND in catering at Worcester Technical in 1976. Nigel then worked in restaurants and hotels in the UK before becoming a food writer for Marie Claire magazine. He became famous for uncomplicated, comfort food recipes. Slater presented these in his bestselling books such as The 30-Minute Cook and Real Cooking.

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In 1998 Nigel hosted the Channel 4 series Nigel Slater’s Real Food Show. He hosted the chatty food show A Taste of My Life for the BBC. In 2009 he presented the series Simple Suppers, and a second series the following year.

Nigel has published several recipe books, the first of which was Real Fast Food. His writing has won him numerous awards, and his autobiography, Toast: A Story of a Boy’s Hunger, earned him a Glenfiddich Award.

The book is focused on his love of food, his childhood, his family relationships and his sexuality. Published in 2004, Toast became a bestseller after featuring on the Richard & Judy Book Club.

In 2013 he appeared alongside Adam Henson on Nigel and Adam’s Farm Kitchen. The show was set on a working farm in the Cotswolds and covered various aspects of food production.

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