I read Nigel Slater's Toast years ago, and enjoyed his storytelling. Like MFK Fisher, he writes stories that are not 'about' food (they aren't cookbooks or food reviews), so much as they are 'around' food. Food and cooking are characters in his stories.
There was a very good feature in the Wall Street Journal recently about him.
He's also a cook who loves his wooden spoons. I can relate.
WSJ feature on Nigel Slater
Friday, July 22, 2011
Dave loves to eat, and cook, and feed his family and friends. Thankfully Dave's family and friends like to eat what he cooks. Dave has achieved the Great American Dream -- suburban banality. He cooks from his modestly appointed kitchen in the leafy suburbs of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, a stone's throw from Philadelphia. Stop by for dinner. Or lunch. Or breakfast.