Rose Prince

Lockdown creations: the best of the year’s cookery books reviewed

Nigel Slater, Yotam Ottolenghi and Ollie Dabbous are among those featured in Rose Prince’s round-up

Nigel Slater’s smoked mackerel pie. From A Cook’s Book (Fourth Estate, £30). Credit: Jonathan Lovekin

‘I may, one day, stop making notes and writing down recipes,’ Nigel Slater says in A Cook’s Book (Fourth Estate, £30). Please don’t. This is his 16th book and his writing feels as fresh as it ever did. I remember cutting out his recipes from Elle Magazine three decades ago, and I do not believe he has ever put pen to paper without wanting his ideas to work for others.

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