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Nigel Slater's Suppers

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MollieO Wed 07-Oct-09 19:45:09

Anyone watching or am I on my own?

I love NS's programmes and his relaxed style of

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Wed 07-Oct-09 19:46:19

I am watching purely for forbidden pleasure blush

TwoIfByScream Wed 07-Oct-09 19:47:05

You are not alone!

I'm watching this for the second time having come across it on BBC HD, I think England got it first.

Yummy, but if he could just come to my house and cook it too!

Ladyatron Wed 07-Oct-09 19:53:30

love his books but cannot watch him

MollieO Wed 07-Oct-09 19:53:33

He is the only cookery presenter that I really enjoy watching. His recipes are yum but I can't find a book associated with this series.

Slubberdegullion Wed 07-Oct-09 20:11:46

He is such a love. Those pork and anchovy meat balls looked good. I bet there will an accompanying book out for Christmas Mollie.

chachachachacha Wed 07-Oct-09 20:18:36

I love his food but can't bear watching him - its like he's gone all nigella.

TsarChasm Wed 07-Oct-09 20:22:31

I watched one of the Suppers programmes last night. Not sure when it was on originally.

I really like him. He looks a bit Alan Bennett to me - sort of comforting and gentle.

I made one of the suggestions for dinner tonight - pork chops and apples in cider. YUM!smile

MollieO Wed 07-Oct-09 21:46:56

The dvd is out next month here. Can't find any info on a book.

What do you mean "all Nigella" I haven't seen him wearing tight fitting tops, eating with his fingers or diving into the fridge in his dressing gown in the middle of the night. Suppose there is always next week's programme grin.

alypaly Wed 07-Oct-09 21:52:53

totally agree chachachachacha he has gone so precise with his voice to camera and that weird smile [yuk] his cooking but cant stand watching him

treacletart Wed 07-Oct-09 21:57:41

His latest book is Tender (Volume One) - looks lovely. Agree I love his food and his writing but find him irritating to watch lately - I'm finding the faked up "notes" by a graphic designer annoying too

AnyFuleKno Wed 07-Oct-09 21:58:56

I think it's the shooting style that's a bit overstylised and Nigella-ish - all that zooming in for an extreme close up on the food (going in and out of focus for a second).

I am undergoing a food epiphany at the moment at the hands of Nigel Slaters Real Fast Food book which is just fantastic. I have already revolutionised my jacket spuds (cook them on a metal skewer - this allows the heat to transfer right through the centre for lovely fluffiness).

MaryAmericanSmooth Wed 07-Oct-09 21:59:14

TsarChasm - yes,you're right there is a touch of the Alan Bennetts about him - I love love love AB and love Nigel..I was starving watching him make the honey and lemon chicken things - I told dh I wanted to live with Nigel...

MaryAmericanSmooth Wed 07-Oct-09 22:00:30

faked notes by designer are VERY annoying - I hated it in the Jamie Oliver thing too..

fishie Wed 07-Oct-09 22:02:16

he is obsessed with mince. i am sure there is a joke there but will leave it with him.

AnyFuleKno Wed 07-Oct-09 22:07:31

Is he a 'confirmed bachelor'? DH wants to know...

MollieO Wed 07-Oct-09 22:09:45

I thought he was quite open about being a confirmed bachelor. Why is your dh so keen to know? wink

bea Wed 07-Oct-09 22:13:03

i love his recipes and was trying to find the inevitable book to accompany the programme... but i don't think there is one! However recipes do seem to be available via the BBC Dig It Website...

SlartyBartFast Wed 07-Oct-09 22:13:10

urgh, can't stand him.

AnyFuleKno Wed 07-Oct-09 22:13:25

Because I said I thought I was in love with Nigel a bit grin

MakemineaGandT Wed 07-Oct-09 22:14:45

I too love his books but can't watch him - he just makes me cringe and he's so creepy

I think his partner might be the photographer Jonathan Lovekin who photographs for all his books/articles - does anyone know - am I right?

Prunerz Wed 07-Oct-09 22:16:29

I haven't been watching him but his new book is great.
We have been eating something from it every night, it's all been delicious.

SlartyBartFast Wed 07-Oct-09 22:18:28

even dd said "do we have to watch him eat?" incredulously. grin

TheOozingPusOfSeptimusSquelch Wed 07-Oct-09 22:35:13

I love Nigel, the food, and the whole look of the show (apart from the irritating notebook thing, with it's twee underlinigs and exclamation marks: "mix well - with hands!"). It's kitchenware porn. I particularly covet his lovely retro numbered pudding basins - has anyone else noticed them?

thaliablogs Thu 08-Oct-09 08:23:32

I think Nigel actually did that whole 'love the food' thing before Nigella. His first series - Real Food - must be at least 10 years old and is sometimes on UK Food. Nigella is a guest on there in one episode so it's before any of her programmes. And throughout the series Nigel is shown enjoying lovely gooey food and talking lovingly about it. Nigella got it from him rather than the other way round!

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