Once in a while a recipe book comes along that is truly inspirational. That can definitely be said about Nigel Slater’s Tender: v. 1: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch. Many consider Nigel as one of the top cookbook writers in the world, and with good reason.
This book is once again a masterpiece. With over 400 recipe ideas and many wonderful stories from the cook’s garden, this book is the definitive guide to cooking with vegetables. Each chapter looks at a different vegetable (29 vegetables in total), giving a background to the vegetable, how to grow it, how to treat it in the kitchen, quick cooking tips, and then an assortment of mouthwatering recipes. If you are at all interested in food and growing it yourself, then this book is indispensable and should definitely be on your bookshelf.
Other books by Nigel Slater, reviewed on this blog site – Appetite and Tender: Volume II, A cook’s guide to the fruit garden
Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios. Classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.
Our classes are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and teambuilding cooking classes these events are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.