Books The Kitchen Diaries A Year in the Kitchen With Nigel Slater by Nigel Slater Hardcover, 392 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $40 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Kitchen DiariesSubtitleA Year in the Kitchen With Nigel SlaterAuthorNigel Slater Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Chronicles a year's worth of grocery shopping, food preparation, and entertaining as experienced by the award-winning author of Toast, in an account in which he likens food selection to an adventure and cooks a wide range of seasonal dishes. Genres: Nonfiction Food & Wine Also by Nigel Slater Tender Ripe Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Kitchen Diaries 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.