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Live webchat with Nigel Slater, TODAY, Wednesday 12 December, 1pm

(167 Posts)
RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 11-Dec-12 13:11:15

We're delighted that Nigel Slater is joining us tomorrow lunchtime (Wed 12 December) at 1pm for a live webchat.

Nigel is the author of a collection of bestselling books and presenter of BBC 1's Simple Cooking and has been food columnist for The Observer for 20 years. His award-winning memoir Toast - the Story of a Boy's Hunger won six major awards and is now a BBC film starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore.

Nigel's latest book, Kitchen Diaries Volume II, has just been published.

Join Nigel tomorrow at 1pm or post a question in advance on this thread.

ThePsychicSatsuma Sun 16-Dec-12 20:53:35

I just knew he'd like yellow tomatoes. sch-ting.

thebluenailbrush Fri 14-Dec-12 17:12:03

yes the giggling was hilarious. Whoever it was turned into a schoolgirl instantly- as i'm sure i would have too!

WeWilsonAMerryChristmas Fri 14-Dec-12 16:23:00

Not quite as much behind the scenes giggling as there was on Huge Grant's vid grin

millie19 Thu 13-Dec-12 22:50:00

Have always loved the wonderful Nige (as he's known in our house!) - my kitchen shelves groan under the weight of Appetite, KD1 (KD2 coming for my birthday next week :-)), 30 Minute Meals (another mozzarella pesto chicken recipe lover!), Real Cooking, Tender I & II.....Yes I am marginally obsessed with him and have always loved OFM columns, Observer/Guardian columns etc. No am not a stalker honest! My dad and I loved cooking from his books, I took that love to uni and now cook for my family as a way of keeping his memory alive through our shared love of food sad The way you write about cooking Nigel is like no one else - you write like a big hug in front of a fire on a cold winter's day. Never ever stop, you are an inspiration X

HappyTurquoise Thu 13-Dec-12 18:16:03

Oh, love the little video clips, it really brings the chat to life.

frankie4 Thu 13-Dec-12 16:57:38

And my question was his favourite!! Made my day, I'm so happy!

AlexMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 13-Dec-12 16:05:34

Watch Nigel talk about his webchat and favourite biscuit here

snigger Thu 13-Dec-12 14:12:33


I am properly properly miserable. How did I miss this???

How did I miss the ONE PERSON I would actively stalk in real life in order to talk to, appearing on MN?

<<racking shuddering sobs>>

This constitutes due cause to leave DH in my book, wasting my week with his bloody business woes.


gazzalw Thu 13-Dec-12 07:34:10

Thank you Nigel smile - you're a star! Have a brilliant Christmas!

misspollysdolly Thu 13-Dec-12 00:19:04

Nigel answered my question grin Thank you, Nigel (and MN) grin <swoons again> Ooh, I've gone a bit hot now...! Yay! MPD

frankie4 Thu 13-Dec-12 00:01:43

I am so thrilled that Nigel answered my question! Thank you so much Nigel!

fiddlemethis Wed 12-Dec-12 23:42:28

man, I missed it, I thought he was on tonight..I shall have to bother him via twitter instead then. I love love love the Slater. He has seen me through many a break up, 2 babies and 3 house moves. "If in doubt, go to Slater" is the motto in our house.

HappyTurquorn Wed 12-Dec-12 18:48:41

Marvellous! Thank you, Mumsnet and Nigel for a very enjoyable read after a day of writing job applications.

<mutters> Must look out for any jobs in local cafes! </mutters>

marthamufffett Wed 12-Dec-12 18:17:13

Hi Nigel,
I'm writing the blog 'letters to Nigel Slater' which mumsnet have decided to make one of their featured blogs.
I had a nice e-mail from your agent to say you were enjoying reading it a while back. I hope you are still enjoying it since i have moved on to the Kitchen Diaries 2?
Best wishes,
Hilary Chambers (martha muffett)

TwelveLeggedWalk Wed 12-Dec-12 16:50:49

Oh, I missed it.

I'm off to sulk.
<whispers "Jamie answered my question..>

CuriousMama Wed 12-Dec-12 16:41:41

He's my new BFF grin

KurriKurri Wed 12-Dec-12 16:35:17

Nigel answered my question smilesmilesmile <faints>, what a lovely, lovely man - when can we have him back?

dinkystinky Wed 12-Dec-12 16:22:32

What a lovely man! Thanks for answering my question Nigel - must try that salt in porridge thing

SledsImOn Wed 12-Dec-12 16:14:40

What an absolute darling smile

quirk Wed 12-Dec-12 14:24:49

Oh, late and missed the chat! Nigel, just wanted to say you are THE BEST. Really.
That's all smile

down2earthwithabump Wed 12-Dec-12 14:12:59

Ahhh my computer froze twice!!! Merry Christmas Nigel. Thanks for answering my question. X

NigelSlater Wed 12-Dec-12 14:03:01

Huge thank you to everyone for joining today! So sorry I couldn't answer all your questions, but do follow me on twitter, @realnigelslater

Merry Christmas! wink

TotallyEggFlipped Wed 12-Dec-12 14:02:42

Thank you Nigel.

Badvocsanta Wed 12-Dec-12 14:02:21

Merry Xmas Nigel and thanks x

CuriousMama Wed 12-Dec-12 14:01:44

Thanks so much for humouring me. I hope you have a fantastic Christmas.

My DS2 (darling son 2) who's 12 made bread for the first time last night. Was very late but I'm terribly laid back. Anyway he loved it, and it's lush. DS1 has made it before as do Dp (darling partner) and I. Think ds2 was feeling a bit left out plus he said he loves the smell. He loves your tv series too. smile

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