Books Nigel Slater Books by Nigel Slater Nigel Slater has written books about: Nonfiction Food & Wine Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Nigel Slater Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Plant Eater's Paradise: 2012's Best Summer Cookbooks May 23, 2012 These cookbooks take fruits and vegetables fresh from the field and the farm stand to delectable extremes. Writer T. Susan Chang has gleaned 10 top cookbooks that will make even the most devoted carnivore slip into accidental vegetarianism. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR What We're Reading The life of Alejandro Pompez; Nigel Slater and his vegetable patch; saluting moms as fashion icons. April 26, 2011 The biography of a cigar worker turned respected baseball executive, a petite book of poetry perfect for the season, a huge chronicle of a cook and his vegetable patch, and a mother's day gift book that celebrates moms as fashion plates. Cooking and Cookbooks Ruth Reichl: Favorite Food Memoirs June 28, 2007 The food memoir now has a major shelf in most big bookstores. We asked Ruth Reichl, the editor of Gourmet magazine and the author of two food memoirs, to talk about some of her favorite books about food. Ruth Reichl: Favorite Food Memoirs Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/11442341/11494947" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpt and Recipe: 'The Kitchen Diaries' June 27, 2007 Excerpt and Recipe: 'The Kitchen Diaries' End-of-Year Book Selections, 2006 Cookbooks: Two Cups of Joy and a Pinch of Comfort November 27, 2006 However you feed your soul, this season's crop of cookbooks, crafted by big-name chefs, food personalities, and just plain good cooks, is sure to please those on your holiday list who take pleasure in preparing good things to eat.