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FREE READ ✓ The Christmas Chronicles ✓ From the BBC1 presenter and bestselling author of Eat The Kitchen Diaries and Toast comes a new book featuring everything you need for the winter solsticeThe Christmas Chronicles is the story of Nigel Slater’s love for winter the scent of fir and spruce ghost stories read with a glass of sloe gin aBearable like ribsticker bread pudding with Comté and Taleggio salt crust potatoes with blue cheese and goat’s curd and hot smoked salmon potatoes and dill; as well as bright flavours to welcome the new year including pink grapefruit marmalade pear and pickled radish salad and rye linseed and treacle breadPacked with feasts folktales myths and memoir and all told in Nigel’s warm and intimate signature style The Christmas Chronicles is the only book you’ll ever need for winte. Two uotes that felt apt this year as every year“As the vast domed pudding is spooned into bowls and the brandy butter is passed around the cry of ‘Oh none for me thank you’ must be one of the most depressing sounds of the season” What is Christmas if not a time for indulgence“A straight trunk is essential A wonky tree is the very devil to put up and its lop sidedness will bug you all Christmas” My husband has been eyeing up our leaning tree ever since we put it up on SundayThis is such a cozy and beautifully put together book I could only have a uick glance through it as someone else has reuested it after me at the library but it will be one to get hold of secondhand to have around for future holidays Along with the recipes there is a lot of personal reflection plus snippets of history about Christmas traditions uintessentially English and cheering

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From the BBC1 presenter and bestselling author of Eat The Kitchen Diaries and Toast comes a new book featuring everything you need for the winter solsticeThe Christmas Chronicles is the story of Nigel Slater’s love for winter the scent of fir and spruce ghost stories read with a glass of sloe gin and beeswax candles with shadows dancing on the ceiling With recipes decorations fables and uick fireside suppers Nigel guides you through the essential preparations for Christmas and th. Nigel Slater is my favourite food writer I always think of him as being a food writer rather than a tv chef because of his style of cooking To me he's the type of cook that brings out the confidence with my own capabilities as over the years he has always written and talked about flavours and scents rather than exacting recipes He encourages home cooks to develop their own tastebuds and to swap out ingredients for ones they prefer So now when I read one of his cookbooks I don't really tend to cook his exact recipes I use them as inspiration and guidelines to create dishes that suit my personal palate and my restricted diet due to health reasons And this book was no different with how I read the recipes I haven't cooked any exact ones yet but I've twisted them for myself and have been very pleased with the outcomes What Nigel Slater also does so well is create an atmosphere within his books They're than just books of recipes They're stories anecdotes captured moments in time revolving around food And in this collection it covers the northern hemisphere winter months of November through to the beginning of February and Candlemas and therefore Christmas and its festivities are very much to the fore The atmosphere in this book is beautiful I have enjoyed curling up each evening reading a few pages over the course of a number of weeks It truly feels as much of a wintry feast as the feasts created within its pages four and a half stars

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The Christmas ChroniclesE New Year with everything you need to enjoy the winter monthsTaking you from 1 November all the way to the end of January The Christmas Chronicles covers everything from Bonfire Night Christmas and New Year to Epiphany Throughout the season Nigel offers over 100 recipes to see you through the build up the celebrations and the aftermath Here are much loved classics such as goose and turkey and making the most of the leftovers mincemeat and the cake; recipes to make the cold months. Love love love this book It can't be classified as a recipe book; it's a history of winter traditions and facts with interesting insights and memories from the author Recipes are interspersed throughout in conjunction with an event or tradition so that there's no disturbance to the flow of writing I just couldn't put the book down and having finished it went back to the beginning and started to read it again The book is the essence of winter and Christmas with lots of interesting and unusual facts I didn't know before reading it that tinsel's made in Wales My house will be filled with candles and branches this winter If you are looking for something to revive the excitement of Christmas this book is it