Nigel Slater Bio, Age Ethnicity, Parents, Siblings, Weight Loss and Tender

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Nigel Slater Biography and Wiki

Nigel Slater is an English culinary writer, journalist, and broadcaster. He has penned a column for The Observer Magazine for more than ten years, and he also serves as the supplement’s lead author for the Observer Food Monthly. Slater previously worked for Marie Claire for five years as a cuisine journalist.

Nigel Slater Education

Slater went at Penn, Staffordshire’s Woodfield Avenue School. When he was a teenager, he relocated to Worcestershire and attended Chantry High School, where he excelled in essay writing and was one of only two boys to choose cooking for his O-Level.

Nigel Slater Age and Birthday

How old is the chef Nigel Slater? Nigel is 66 years old as of 2022. He was born on 9 April 1956 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. He celebrates his birthday on 9 April every year.

Nigel Slater Nationality and Ethnicity

Nigel is of British nationality by birth. He was born in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. He is of mixed race.

Nigel Slater Parents

What happened to Nigel Slaters mother? Nigel is the son of Cyril “Tony” Slater, the proprietor of a factory, and Kathleen Slater (née Galleymore), a housewife. His father had married twice before. Asthma claimed his mother’s life in 1965. His father remarried in 1971 to Dorothy Perrens, who passed away in 1973.  Before Slater was born, Slater’s parents adopted John, a neighbor’s child. He is also estranged from his two stepsisters. He has three siblings; Ann Perens, June Perrens, Adrian Slater, and John Slater.

Nigel Slater Weight

How did Nigel Slater lose weight? Nigel did not want to lose weight with his regimen, despite reducing fat. Nigel added regular exercise to his schedule as well, but he had no intention of running on a treadmill.

Nigel Slater Channel 4

Nigel Slater’s Real Food Show, a Channel 4 program, was hosted by Slater in 1998. In 2006, he made a comeback to television by hosting the talk/food program A Taste of My Life for BBC One and BBC Two. He hosted the six-part Simple Suppers series on BBC One in 2009, followed the following year by a second series.

In June 2005, he made an appearance as a castaway guest on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. On the BBC program “Nigel and Adam’s Farm Kitchen,” which was filmed on a working farm in the Cotswolds and explored all facets of food production and preparation, he made an appearance alongside farmer Adam Henson in November 2013.

Nigel Slater Tender

The history of his vegetable garden, including how it was created and what grows there, is told in his book Tender. Two volumes of the book were published; the first, on vegetables, came out in late 2009, and the second, on fruit, came out in 2010. According to the description, Tender is a memoir, a study of fifty of our favorite fruits, vegetables, and nuts, as well as a collection of more than 500 recipes.

Nigel Slater Adaptations

The 2010 film Toast, which starred Freddie Highmore as the 15-year-old Slater and Helena Bonham Carter as his stepmother, is an adaptation of Slater’s autobiographical novel. On BBC One, it has been broadcast. A stage production of Toast by Henry Filloux-Bennett, directed by Jonnie Riordan, starring Sam Newton as Nigel Slater, was commissioned by The Lowry in 2018. It was announced that it would move to the Traverse Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after a sold-out run at the Week 53 Festival.

The show’s performances in both venues garnered wonderful reviews from critics, who praised it for its charm and warm nostalgia. Toast will move to The Other Palace in London, opening on April 9, 2019, it was announced in 2018. It was revealed in March 2019 that Giles Cooper would play Nigel. The show’s national UK tour was announced to start in the fall of 2019 in April.

Nigel Slater Cookbooks

  • The Marie Claire Cookbook, Hamlyn
  • Real Fast Food, Michael Joseph
  • Real Fast Puddings, Michael Joseph
  • The 30-Minute Cook, Michael Joseph
  • Real Good Food, Fourth Estate
  • Real Cooking, Michael Joseph
  • Real Food, Fourth Estate
  • Appetite, Random House of Canada
  • Thirst, Fourth Estate
  • The Kitchen Diaries, Fourth Estate 
  • Tender, Volume One, Fourth Estate
  • Tender, Volume Two, Fourth Estate
  • The Kitchen Diaries II, Fourth Estate
  • eat: The Little Book of Fast Food, Fourth Estate
  • A Year of Good Eating: The Kitchen Diaries III, Fourth Estate
  • The Christmas Chronicles, Fourth Estate
  • Greenfeast: Spring, Summer, Fourth Estate
  • Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter, Fourth Estate
  • A Cook’s Book, Fourth Estate