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The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, Stories & 100 Essential Recipes for Midwinter by Nigel Slater

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  • Roast duck with pearl barley and red cabbage

    • joneshayley on February 14, 2019

      Beautiful recipe- the duck is tender and delicious, but the pearl barley stuffing is the unexpected star of the recipe. Blown away by how delicious this simple recipe is.

  • Roast lamb with coriander seeds and rosemary

    • Charlotte_vandenberg on December 20, 2017

      Delicious! Used a 1 kg piece of lamb shoulder. When core temperature was over 53 degrees Celsius, 30 minutes earlier than in the recipe, the meat was tender and very tasteful.

  • Baked apple mascarpone fool

    • Astrid5555 on January 02, 2018

      I liked that this dessert requires very little effort, just a few ingredients and can be made ahead. However, my baked apples were a little on the hard side, so I think this would have been much better with the optional caramelized apples on top. Used Amaretto instead of Marsala wine for the cream, since this is what I had on hand.

  • Pickled figs with fennel seeds and allspice

    • JFM on November 28, 2017

      Made it with not quite ripe figs from my own tree. It turned out to be perfect.

  • Pink grapefruit marmalade

    • Charlotte_vandenberg on December 29, 2017

      Halfway through the recipe late at night I discovered the sugar was finished, so I left it in the pan infusing another night. Turned out delicious and a very beautiful pink orange hue. Half the recipe was enough to fill three jam pots.

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Reviews about this book

  • Stonesoup

    If you’re after some inspiration for some new food-centered Christmas traditions for your family, this is the book for you!

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  • Eat Your Books by Jenny Hartin

    Wrap yourself in the warmth of the winter months with Nigel Slater's The Christmas Chronicles.

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  • ISBN 10 0008260192
  • ISBN 13 9780008260194
  • Published Oct 19 2017
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 464
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Fourth Estate Ltd

Publishers Text

From the best-selling author of Eat, The Kitchen Diaries and Toast comes a new book featuring everything you need for the winter solstice. Written as a diary, and starting in September, this is the story of Nigel Slater's love for winter, its fables and its family feasts. Here are legends and folktales, myths and memoir, all told in Nigel's warm and intimate signature style. Nigel Slater's new book will have everything you need to prepare for and survive midwinter, from a rundown of Europe's Christmas markets and which books to read and films to watch, to where to go for a winter break and what candles to buy. And at the heart of the book are Nigel's recipes, from quick fireside suppers to winter baking and marmalade making.

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