Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard
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Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard

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Britain’s foremost food writer Nigel Slater returns to the garden in this sequel to Tender, his acclaimed and beloved volume on vegetables. With a focus on fruit, Ripe is equal parts cookbook, primer on produce and gardening, and affectionate ode to the inspiration behind the book--Slater’s forty-foot backyard garden in London.

Intimate, delicate prose is interwoven with...more
Hardcover, 600 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Ten Speed Press
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Julie Davis
If the book just was published can I still call it a classic?

If I just got it, can I really know it is 5 stars?

Let's just say that I have every confidence in Nigel Slater's Ripe being just as fantastic as Tender (his vegetable garden and cookery book) was last year.

It has the same gorgeous photography in a stunningly produced book. It has Nigel Slater's same quirky honesty. The only difference here is that the focus is on fruit.

As I'm at the beginning, I can't say much more. Except to confide t...more
Beautiful, quiet and thoughtful book. The recipes for the most part are very simple, but what is amazing are the diversity of these recipes. Lots of inspiration, fun to read, and accessible for all levels of cooks.
Absolutely brilliant. Great recipes. Absolutely LOVELY writing. Cannot wait to get the companion, Tender.
Good read for wandering--easy to read a section here or there, depending on what fruit you've opened to (or are looking for). Now, if only I could find prunus spinosa here to plant....
Gorgeous reading
As good as Tender, if not better's fruit! So many sweet and savory things - really nice combos. Same fab writing, photos and book production as Tender. Same minor ingredient issues. Highlight so far - Fig and Blackberry Mini-Pies (although there def needs to be a little water for binding in the dough!)
A- Interesting book - he looks at recipes for fruits. He has a perspective that you'll be growing these (though he understandinds if not) and gives you growing tips as well as great recipes and interesting anedotes. YUM.
beautifully put together with photographs; informative and interesting; hits both more common and less common fruits; loved reading it cover to cover, bu not sure how much I would actually cook from it
Beautifully photographed with wonderful, delicious text and intriguing recipes! An absolute must for the author's fans and those with (or thinking of starting) a fruit section in their garden.
My only "gripe" is that it's a very British-centric book, so some if the fruits are not common in my area. Really, it's more jealousy than gripe. A beautiful book I hope to own soon.

Betsy Dion
Beautiful pictures of the author's orchard and cooking, but not a very practical book. I tried one of the recipes, for a peach and blueberry cobbler, which was yummy.
Loved reading a book that combined the essence of gardening and nature with food and living. Very inspirational!
Amy Gray
Delicious recipes using seasonal fruit.
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Nigel Slater is a British food writer, journalist and broadcaster. He has written a column for The Observer Magazine for seventeen years and is the principal writer for the Observer Food Monthly supplement. Prior to this, Slater was food writer for Marie Claire for five years. He also serves as art director for his books.

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