I have all of Nigel Slater's books, and each and every one of them belongs in pride of place in Cookbook Corner, but right now I am revelling — greedily, joyously — in Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food. And you don't need me to tell you that Mr Slater's fast food is nothing to do with the less salubrious fare most associated with that term. This is all about flavoursome, unfussy food you can rustle up for supper without stress. And written, as ever, oh so beautifully.
I've chosen his Bacon Boulangere because it perfectly demonstrates his unpretentious simplicity as much as his understanding of the food we — I — want to eat.