The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, stories and 100 essential recipes for midwinter

  • by Nigel Slater
  • Narrated by Nigel Slater
  • 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the BBC1 presenter and best-selling author of Eat, The Kitchen Diaries and Toast comes a new audiobook featuring everything you need for the winter solstice.
The Christmas Chronicles is the story of Nigel Slater's love for winter, for the scent of fir and spruce, for ghost stories read with a glass of sloe gin, and beeswax candles with shadows dancing on the ceiling. With recipes, decorations, fables and quick fireside suppers, Nigel guides you through the essential preparations for Christmas and the New Year, with everything you need to enjoy the winter months.
Taking you from the first of November all the way to the end of January, The Christmas Chronicles covers everything from Bonfire Night, Christmas and New Year to Epiphany. Throughout the season, Nigel offers over 100 recipes to see you through the buildup, the celebrations and the aftermath. Here are much-loved classics such as goose and turkey (and making the most of the leftovers), mincemeat and the cake; recipes to make the cold months bearable, like ribsticker bread pudding with Comté and Taleggio, salt crust potatoes with blue cheese and goat's curd, and hot-smoked salmon, potatoes and dill; as well as bright flavours to welcome the new year, including pink grapefruit marmalade, pear and pickled radish salad and rye, linseed and treacle bread.
Packed with feasts, folk tales, myths and memoir and all told in Nigel's warm and intimate signature style, The Christmas Chronicles is the only audiobook you'll ever need for winter.
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What the Critics Say

"Nigel is a bloody genius." (Jamie Oliver)
"The greatest cookery writer of them all." (The Guardian)
"The pick of the bunch...bubbling with ideas, suggestions, hints and personal opinions that genuinely help you to make your own mind up about how and what to cook." (The Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

made me appreciate the joys and beauty of winter

loved listening to this while trudging around the city in the cold. made me appreciate the beauty of winter around me, inspired me to cook some very delicious food and was a true pleasure all around! what a great discovery!!!
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- Amazon Customer

Simply wonderful!

A lovely Christmassy listen read by Nigel Slater and his passion for food and life
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- Joe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-10-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited