Very few food writers are as thrilling and skilled as Nigel Slater. I know I've mentioned him a number of times on here, but he's too good to go unmentioned this spring. I'm getting sick of the same old things I've been cooking and looking forward to a new season and new varieties of fresh foods at the market.
The way Nigel Slater talks about making food...the passion and knowledge behind every ingredient and the willingness to "wing-it" now and then with whatever is in the pantry makes him my culinary hero. These aren't just recipes, but a whole conversation about food, food choices, patience and nourishment. If you've never read Real Fast Food or you need inspiration to cook good, real, healthy food, pick this up.