Every fall I am seized by cookbook mania. One author I am really enjoying this season is Nigel Slater.
Tender, Volume I and II are a great read. With subtitles such as: "A sprout in the garden," and "A Brussels Diary," Slater's managed to make reading recipes a literary experience. He starts in the garden, takes us off to markets, educates us with culinary history and peppers entries with personal memoir. Volume I focuses on vegetables. Volume II on fruit. Two delightful, informative books.