Many a tasty morsel is dished up in The Christ­mas Chron­i­cles by Nigel Slater

The Simple Things - - FRESH | DECEMBER THINGS -

Nigel Slater loves win­ter: from cold, frosty morn­ings crisp with the scents of fir and spruce trees, to fire­lit evenings read­ing ghost sto­ries “with a glass of sloe gin, and beeswax can­dles with shad­ows danc­ing on the ceil­ing”.

This lovely, evoca­tive book cel­e­brates all the best bits of the fes­tive sea­son, with recipes for ev­ery oc­ca­sion – from a “jolly good” mince pie which won’t collapse in “the carol singers’ mit­tens” to a hotsmoked fish and leek pie to serve on Christ­mas Eve, to the big day din­ner, and fi­nally to Boxing Day and his sug­ges­tion that there is “no finer sand­wich than the one built from the con­tents of the fridge on the day af­ter Christ­mas”. De­li­cious in ev­ery way.

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