Slater's seasonal veg cookbooks to be published by 4th Estate

Slater's seasonal veg cookbooks to be published by 4th Estate

Chef and cookery writer Nigel Slater has written a pair of “season-led” vegetable cookbooks, Greenfeast: Spring, Summer and Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter for 4th Estate.

The first title features will be published on 16th May, accompanied by plaudits from Nigella Lawson and Tom Parker-Bowles, with the second slated for September.

Greenfeast: spring, summer is a vibrant and joyous collection of the food Nigel eats at the end of the day,” the HarperCollins imprint said. “Over 110 simply beautiful spring and summer recipes, each with suggested variations, that can mostly be on the table in 30 minutes. This is perfect for people who want to eat less meat, but don’t want to compromise on flavour and of cooking.

“From roast spring vegetables with peanut sauce to rice, broad beans and asparagus, or peaches with blackberries and ice cream, this green follow-up to the bestselling Eat is for everyone who wants daily inspiration for quick plant-based suppers.”

Slater said the "season-led" vegetable books were inspired by the change in his own eating habits. “Much of my weekday eating contains neither meat nor fish … It is simply the way my eating has grown to be over the last few years,” he said.

Slater is the author of a collection of best-selling books and presenter of BBC 1's "Eating Together”, “Simple Cooking” and “Dish of the Day”. He has been food columnist for the Observer for more than 20 years and written a number of books, mostly recently for 4th Estate. His award-winning memoir Toast – the Story of a Boy's Hunger (HarperPerennial) won six major awards,  is now a BBC film starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore and has been adapted for the stage.