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Nigel Slater creates recipes for people with busy lives who still want to eat well. He believes it's possible to make a tasty meal just as quickly as fast food.

About the Show

Nigel Slater creates recipes for people with busy lives who still want to eat well. He believes it's possible to make a tasty meal just as quickly as fast food.

Series 1 Summary

Nigel Slater's first TV series. Nigel's theory is that it's possible to make a meal in the time it takes a ready meal to heat up or to order a pizza. Each programme is devoted to one ingredient.

  • Episode 1 - Chicken

    This episode is devoted to chicken. Nigella Lawson helps find the perfect roast bird.

  • Episode 2 - Potatoes

    This episode is devoted to potatoes. Nigel is passionate about the humble spud. Recipes include a zingy fish and chip salad and Nigel's secret recipe for a magic chip butty.

  • Episode 3 - Ice Cream

    Nigel creates hedonistic recipes, from ice scream sundae with chocolate sauce to caramelised apples and praline ice cream. Nigella Lawson shows Nigel how easy it is to make fresh fig ice cream.

  • Episode 4 - Garlic

    Garlic is another of Nigel's passions and he eats a roast chicken with 40 cloves of garlic cooked by chef Alastair Little

  • Episode 5 - Cheese

    Nigel Slater devotes a whole episode to cheese, concentrating on soft varieties

  • Episode 6 - Chocolate

    Nigel creates a series of wicked and decadent but divine deserts, including a fudgy, densely flavoured espresso cake and chocolate truffles

  • Episode 7 - Sausages

    Real food means big flavoured, unpretentious cooking: bold food made from good ingredients. In this episode, Nigel uses sausages in conventional recipes as well as a basis for a pasta sauce.

  • Episode 8 - Sandwiches

    Nigel devotes the final programme of the series to the pursuit of culinary perfection between two slices of bread