Slater spends time focusing on foods that are “worth cooking.” He doesn’t have time or patience for fussy haute cuisine or fancy, expensive equipment. Reading his informative cooking and shopping tips gives you the impression he’s guiding you through the market, pointing out the freshest and best, and standing confidently at your side at the stove. He punctuates it all with a wonderfully refreshing sense of humor. “And don’t forget to bring something home for the cat” he says of a trip to the fish market.
Within the pages of this unassuming book lies a unique and delicious mix of flavors.
GIVE THIS TO: Passionate and adventurous cooks of any skill level. —Julianna Grimes
Delicious dish to try: Slow-roasted onions with melted cheese, pictured