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Nigel Slater’s salmon with beetroot and ginger recipe

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Peel and roughly chop 50g of ginger, then put it into the bowl of a food processor. Peel 1 large beetroot and add to the ginger, then process to a coarse paste, pouring in 120ml of groundnut oil as you go. Season with...

Nigel Slater’s recipes for apple and blackberry pie, butternut tart and peaches with blackcurrant sauce

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The market stalls are a tapestry of ochre and dark green. There are fat pumpkins and bunches of cavolo nero; early parsnips and chard entwined with late peaches and blackberries. There are apples for a pie, the first ...

Nigel Slater’s recipe for baked chicken with tomatoes and stock

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Lightly season 4 chicken legs. In a shallow-sided pan – I use one 30cm in diameter – warm 3 tbsp of oil, lower in the chicken, skin side down, with kitchen tongs, then leave to cook until the skin on the underside is ...

Nigel Slater’s roast chicken pilau recipe

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Wash 200g of white basmati rice in a bowl of warm water, drain, then transfer to a medium-sized saucepan. Add 2 bay leaves, 4 cloves, 8 peppercorns and half a stick of cinnamon. Crack 6 green cardamom pods with a heav...

Nigel Slater’s recipes for goat’s cheese and figs, and black-eyed bean burgers

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This time last year, the little stone terrace outside the kitchen was littered with ripe figs, the fruits squashed – the result of their long fall from the tree. Too brittle to climb – unless you happen to be a squirr...

Nigel Slater’s recipe for peach, cucumber and peanut salad

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Cut a 600g cucumber in half lengthways, then into short pieces, about 6m in length. On a chopping board, lightly bruise the flesh with a rolling pin or the flat side of a kitchen knife, to soften it. Put the cucumber ...

Nigel Kennedy on his Classic FM fight: ‘Hendrix is like Beethoven, Vivaldi is more Des O’Connor’

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Throughout his career, Nigel Kennedy has had run-ins with what he calls the “self-appointed wielders of power”. The latest came last week, when he pulled out of a gig at the Royal Albert Hall two days before showtime,...

Nigel Slater’s recipes for hazelnut biscuits, baked damsons and sweetcorn fritters

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I have been gorging on the last of the plums, the final few Victorias still in the fridge, their skins almost translucent, their flesh tender as a bruise. I made the tail-end of the greengages into soft, syrupy jam to...

Nigel Slater’s puffed rice with courgette and tomatoes recipe

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Cut 300g of courgettes in half lengthways, then into small cubes, each about 2cm square. In a shallow-sided pan, warm 1 tsp each of coriander and cumin seeds over a moderate heat for 3 or 4 minutes until they are fra...

Violinist Nigel Kennedy cancels concert after Classic FM stops Hendrix tribute

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Violinist Nigel Kennedy has pulled out of a concert at the Royal Albert Hall with only days to go after accusing the radio station Classic FM of preventing him from performing a Jimi Hendrix tribute. Kennedy said the ...

Nigel Slater’s recipe for orecchiette with green beans and tomato confit

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There is much to do in the kitchen. I made the last of the plums into jam last week – a softly set version for spooning over yoghurt – there are damsons to be frozen for winter and I just managed to catch the tail end...

Nigel Slater’s plum and marzipan crumble recipe

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The last of the plums – garnet red Victorias – baked under a marzipan and almond crumble crust. This deserves a pot of cream to spoon over at the table or perhaps a jug of homemade vanilla custard. Set the oven at 18...

Nigel Slater’s recipes for carrots with cashews, and with basil cream

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A fat bunch of late summer carrots, long, slim and with feathery plumes, is a sight to lift the spirits. In the kitchen, they grate without turning to mush the way the early spring varieties do, and are substantial en...

Nigel Slater’s recipe for courgettes with tahini

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Even the largest of late-summer courgettes can make good eating when floured, seasoned and fried until crisp. Put 4 tbsp of light tahini in a mixing bowl. Peel and crush 1 small clove of garlic to a paste, then add it...

Nigel Slater’s recipes for tomatoes with peas and feta, and blackberry and apple pancakes

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I piled the pancakes untidily on to a plate, their blackberry and apple filling peeping teasingly at the edges, then poured a jug of cream around them and brought them to the table. The result of an hour or more’s wor...

Nigel Slater’s recipe for beans, burrata and tomatoes

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A fry-up of sorts, beans and basil-scented tomatoes, with a soft and milky burrata to act as an impromptu dressing. Flatten 3 cloves of garlic with a heavy knife, then peel away the skins. Warm 4 tbsp of olive oil in ...

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