Nigel Slater’s Cheddar, cider, mustard. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin

Peel and roughly chop the onions. Warm the butter and oil in a deep saucepan over a moderate heat, then add the onions and cook till soft. Scrub and f(...)

Nigel Slater: ‘Little can compare with making someone something nice to eat.’ Photograph: Jenny Zarins/4th Estate

THE FOOD WRITER AND TV PRESENTER WROTE A BOOK ABOUT HIS TOUGH CHILDHOOD, AND HE NOW REGULARLY GOES TO SEE THE PLAY IT LED TO. IT IS HARD TO WATCH, (...)

Summer’s bounty ... it’s time to embrace courgettes. Photograph: iStock

They’re incredibly versatile – you can eat them raw, grill them, steam them, fry them, bake them, stew them, use them to make soups, salads, and even (...)

Bridget Jones’s pan-fried salmon with pine nut salsa

“My sister Tirza is a busy working woman and she has said to me, often, in the best possible way, ‘I’ll never cook your food, because I don’t have tim(...)

Nigel Slater’s Christmas cake

Soaking the fruit: The counsel of perfection states to soak the dried fruit overnight in brandy and fruit juice. To be honest, I don’t bother, simply (...)