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Nigel Slater's Real Food

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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.

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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.

Series 1 Summary

Nigel Slater, the author of several critically acclaimed and highly popular books, hosts his first television series. Nigel's theory is that it is possible to make a meal in the time it takes a ready meal to heat up or order a home delivery pizza. Each of the eight programmes devotes itself to one ingredient.

  • Episode 1 - Chicken

    This episode is devoted to chicken, and Nigella Lawson helps out in search of 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 some hedonistic and sensual recipes, from ice scream sundae with chocolate sauce to a midnight feast of caramelised apples and praline ice cream. Nigella Lawson shouws 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 his whole programme 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, he 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.

Nigel Slater's Real Food synopsis

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.

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