Tender by Nigel Slater {giveaway}

Tender cookbookbook
We’ve had Nigel Slater’s cookbook, Tender, in our possession for almost a year now. It was intended for a giveaway, but over the course of our “review,” as it sat heavily on our desk, as we flipped through it’s thick pages sitting on the couch, as we read through the prose, tried the recipes, and looked at the simple yet inspiring photos, we grew attached.

But like they say, if you love something, set it free (even if it’s going to cost an arm and a leg and probably the other leg to ship this gorgeously huge-mongous thing)…

If it comes back to you, it was meant to be. And in this case, we know Tender will come back to us in some other delicious form…not the least of which is the inspiration to grow, cook, and eat vegetables with simple love and respect.
Tender cookbook's Kale with Lemon and Garlic

To Enter This Giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post with your favorite vegetable. Don’t worry if you don’t like vegetables (but if you don’t, you will after looking through this cookbook). This is a random drawing so it doesn’t matter what you say. Just make something up. Us? We are in hot hot lust with kale right now. (Can you tell?!)
  2. Make sure to enter your email address in the box provided so we can contact you
  3. Share this giveaway post with your friends on facebook and twitter! (not required, but we’d love the help!)

You have until Wednesday January 18, 2011 at 5 PM PST to comment. Everyone is welcome to comment to enter, but we can only ship this stuff in the U.S. (So if you’re outside the US and win, you just need to provide us with a US mailing address to send!)

Good luck!

by Sarah J. Gim on January 16, 2012 · 579 comments

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nina January 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Nigel Slater is a favorite of mine, I have all his other books!!

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Elle January 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Eggplant. Never liked it but then I fell in love with it.

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Broderick January 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Sweet potatoes!

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JesMiYu January 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I love the meaty umami of portabella mushrooms!

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Meg January 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Fiddle head Ferns

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Catrina C January 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I love Lima Beans!! Odd, I know. :)

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Kathy - Panini Happy January 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I didn’t grow up loving eggplant but I’m a fan now. :)

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Jun Belen January 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Butternut Squash!!

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KrugtheThinker January 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Chanterelles!

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Nikki January 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm

The first vegetable I ever loved was squash. Yellow crookneck squash.

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Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It January 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

At the moment…my favorite vegetable is kale!

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Shannon January 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Bok choy! Love it with pumpkin seeds….

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Adriana January 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I can’t resist the the sharp bite of a radish right now! Also delish when roasted and the flavour mellows out :)

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Lori January 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

My favorite vegetable is sugar snap peas fresh from my garden!

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Hillary January 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Favorite vegetable has always been broccoli, but now with my garden, Eggplants have joined the list!

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Christine January 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

My favorite is arugula. :)

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Jill January 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

It would have to be peas, fresh from the farm peas :o)

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Staci January 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

peppers!

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Kati January 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Rapini! It is sooo amazing tossed with oil, garlic and peppers (as are most veggies)!

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Andrew January 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I am still on a cauliflower binge. Always roasted.

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Elli January 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Brussel sprouts. Yum!

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Suzanne R January 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

hmm…I love so many vegetables that it’s hard to pick a favorite but I guess I will go with swiss chard, which I love sauteed with garlic, olive oil , pine nuts and currents.

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Lindy January 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Mmmmmmm – we’re enjoying our winter farm vegetables right now, so I have to say BEETS!

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melanie stewart January 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I’m newly vegan. I’m TOTALLY into vegetables ! I crave a plant-based diet for health AND beauty ! Mmmmmmm, greens with corn and avocadoes ! DELICIOUS !

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Jamie-Lee January 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Fiddlehead ferns, tomatoes, garlic, onions… I love vegetables!

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Melissa January 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I really enjoy beets, especially golden beets. So versatile and they keep so well!

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Rachael January 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Eggplant!!

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Genevieve January 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

green beans!

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Emily January 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Broccoli Rabe !

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Jule January 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Carrots

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Karen January 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Cucumbers! So juicy and refreshing with my favorite fruit, tomatoes. :)

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Teddy V January 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I would definitely say butternut squash!! Its so naturally sweet and smooth… my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

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julia January 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm

baby bok choy!

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Kitty January 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I’d say tomato is my favorite veggie but now that it’s filed under fruit (sad face), I’m going with potato. “You say potato, I say po-tah-to! Potato, potahto! Tomato, tomahto! Let’s call the whole thing off!”

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Lily January 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Mushrooms are my favorite!

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Greg January 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Have you seen the nutrient content of collard greens? Through the roof!

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Jessica m January 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Onions!!

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Sarah January 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

This caught my eye because I only recently ‘discovered’ Nigel Slater and yes basically fell in love with his cooking/recipes!

Eggplant is really an amazing veggie. Just back from the Philippines where I had tons of vegetables but never realized how truly I craved for fried eggplant a la Filipino style until I had one…then the next day all I could think of was fried eggplant…and the next day. I again had a couple of those the day before I flew back to Denmark, and seriously can’t wait to cook it soon! :)

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Deirdre January 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I’m boiling fresh beets right now to make a bulgar wheat, beet and feta salad for lunch tomorrow. Mmmm…beets :)

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tinab January 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Kale chips are my current fav!

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Emily (Adeline & Lumiere) January 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Green Beans! I love ol’ Nige! Looks exactly like my brother in-law! HA!

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Pierre January 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Hooked on kale.

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Christina January 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

raw cucumbers! yumm :)

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Adam Cohen January 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Brussel Sprouts

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Rosemary January 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I adore vegetables! I love using fennel, broccoli rabe, and fava beans when they are in season.

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Stephanie January 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Brussle Sprouts (preferably pan seared in a little bit of butter, finished with the lightest drizzle of maple syrup!)

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Michelle January 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Defonitely a bell pepper kinda gal!

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Grace January 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Chard, but kale is pretty close these days too!

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Ginger W January 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Choosing one favorite veggie above all is tough, but for this occasion, I would like to show some love for artichoke. Absolutely delicious! Of course, I think every vegetable deserves attention…

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nica January 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

mushrooms…all kinds….enoki, oyster, shitake, bella…..i’ve been making a wonderfully healthy barley “risotto”

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Michelle H January 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Gai Lan! It reminds me of my mom’s cooking.

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natalie January 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

bell peppers

or cucumbers

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Laura January 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Wow, this is such a lovely cookbook. My favorite vegetable is onion. I could put sauteed onion in anything and be happy

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Andrea January 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I really love kale too, especially juiced. I also love grilled brussels sprouts, grilled portabellas with tahini… the list goes on.

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Lorraine January 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

green beans :)

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Lisa Park January 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Daikon, for its versatility, delicious eaten cold in a salad or pickled, grated or sliced into soba noodles. Completely transformed when warm in a hot soup or braised with pork or short ribs…yummmm

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Dan January 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

My favorite vegtable is butternut squash.
Its delicious, you can do a multitude of things with it and fit it in to any course of a meal, from appitiser to dessert.

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Ashlie January 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Picking just one vegetables as my favorite is soooo tough – but onions are probably my favorite, because I like them on everything – raw, carmelized, roasted, etc. My hubby and I go through nearly 10 pounds of onions a week between the two of us!

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dee January 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Saute in Olive Oil and sprinkle with a dash of garlic or garlic cloves Kale and Bok Choy.

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TY January 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Brussels sprouts.

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Meegan January 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

My favorite…hmmm. If I have to pick one…. I’ll go with Brussels Sprouts (roasted of course)!

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sonal January 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Mmmm…Brussels sprouts!

Lara January 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Onions!! You can do so much with them and they are in so many dishes.

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