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


nina January 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

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

Elle January 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

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

Broderick January 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Sweet potatoes!

JesMiYu January 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I love the meaty umami of portabella mushrooms!

Meg January 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Fiddle head Ferns

Catrina C January 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

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

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

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

Jun Belen January 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Butternut Squash!!

KrugtheThinker January 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm


Nikki January 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm

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

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

At the moment…my favorite vegetable is kale!

Shannon January 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Bok choy! Love it with pumpkin seeds….

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 :)

Lori January 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

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

Hillary January 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

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

Christine January 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

My favorite is arugula. :)

Jill January 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

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

Staci January 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm


Kati January 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

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

Andrew January 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I am still on a cauliflower binge. Always roasted.

Elli January 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Brussel sprouts. Yum!

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.

Lindy January 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

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

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 !

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

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

Melissa January 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

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

Rachael January 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm


Genevieve January 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

green beans!

Emily January 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Broccoli Rabe !

Jule January 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm


Karen January 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

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

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!

julia January 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm

baby bok choy!

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!”

Lily January 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Mushrooms are my favorite!

Greg January 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

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

Jessica m January 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm


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! :)

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 :)

tinab January 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Kale chips are my current fav!

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

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

Pierre January 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Hooked on kale.

Christina January 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

raw cucumbers! yumm :)

Adam Cohen January 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Brussel Sprouts

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.

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!)

Michelle January 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Defonitely a bell pepper kinda gal!

Grace January 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Chard, but kale is pretty close these days too!

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…

nica January 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

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

Michelle H January 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

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

natalie January 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

bell peppers

or cucumbers

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

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.

Lorraine January 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

green beans :)

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

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.

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!

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.

TY January 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Brussels sprouts.

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)!

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.

Tina January 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I love cucumbers!!

Mary Denham January 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm

oh shoot, just ONE favorite vegetable??

I’ve said potatoes before, only to hear that those don’t count? I’m going to say they do, though :)

potatoes are my favorite vegetable.

Ellen January 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm


Vy January 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I love romanesco! They are gorgeous!

Denise G. January 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I love asparagus!!!

Chana January 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm

So many vegetables, how to choose only one? My absolute favorite has got to be broccoli followed very closely by edamame. Serve ‘em hot with sea salt and a wedge of lemon. Lip smackin good!

Mary January 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm


Marnely Rodriguez January 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I LOVE Eggplant!

florence c January 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Butternut squash

Allie Buxton January 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Everything. But since I have to pick – I’ll go with asparagus :)

Pia January 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm

My veggie love changes every year, even every season! Jerusalem artichokes is my new love.

Doris January 16, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I would love to have this book!

Jennifer Reda January 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm

my favorite vegetable is onions! so versatile and smell so good when they’re cooking up

Jolene January 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I LOVE asparagus! This book sounds wonderful. <3

Annie January 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Brussel sprouts! Love Nigel Slater!!

Bola January 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I love tomato.

Babs January 16, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I love onions in any way shape or form.

Jenni January 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm


Katherine Altman January 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Brussel sprouts or beets…. too hard to pick one

Donna @ Cookistry January 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm


Leah Anne January 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Definitely Brussels Sprouts! But Kale is a close second.

Christine Amanatidis January 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I love dandelion greens!

Jillian January 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I really really like green bell peppers and have really started to like brocoli rabe. It’s great in pasta with a little nutmeg to tone down the bitterness!

Emma January 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I can eat broccoli until my stomach is about to burst..

olivia January 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm

parsnips. mm….

Karen Harris January 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Without a doubt my favorite vegetable has to be collard greens. Sauteed with bacon, onions, balsamic vinegar and chipotle Tabasco, there’s just no beating them.

Grishma January 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I love SPINACH!! :)

Cynthia January 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I recently, and luckily, discovered rutabaga. That book looks absolutely gorgeous!

Art Good January 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Favorite vegetable would have t0 be corn. It’s what we are famous for here in Indiana!

Bonnie January 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm

So hard to choose! Right now we’re on a brussels sprouts kick, but if it was spring I would say favas and ramps. And mushrooms are always a highlight!

Elizabeth January 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Tie between fennel and okra!

Emily @LivingLongfellow January 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm


sofia January 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm

cale. in the portuguese broth “caldo verde”

Nazli January 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Do mushrooms count as a vegetable? ‘CAUSE I LOVE ALL KINDS OF MUSHROOMS!

Carmen January 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Fava Beans!!

Marissa January 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm

My favorite vegetable is red peppers!!

Niki January 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Greens in general. Specifically, these days at least, rainbow chard. I love the colors and the tender leaves.

norris January 16, 2012 at 2:29 pm

beetroot which I didn’t like being a kid

Shumaila January 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Difficult to choose, but onions would definitely be on the top!

Abie January 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I love asparagus! Yum!

Hannah S January 16, 2012 at 2:33 pm


anie January 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Kale, it is good everyway!!!

Bryn January 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I love all my veggies!!!! Most of all zucchini!

Jenny January 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I love all veggies too – especially brussel sprouts!

Ari January 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I love avocados and always check to see when they go on sale. =)

Caitlin January 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I have been wanting this book for so long! I think it’s just what a cookbook should be. And my favorite vegetable is butternut squash. I can’t seem to get sick of it.

Rachel H T January 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

my favourite vegetable is snap peas- great for packed lunches and for munching before, during and after dinner.

Linda January 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I absolutely love love love sweet potatoes, and greens (kale of all kinds, collards, mustards, cabbage, etc. etc.). Fast behind these are garlic, onions, and fresh herbs (sage, mint, tarragon, rosemary, thyme, etc.).

You asked for one veggie – but I couldn’t pick just one. I’d love to win the cookbook to add to my collection!

Jason January 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Carrots & Beets, because they’re so versatile. Delicious in both savory & sweet dishes.
And they look great on the plate.

DC Scales January 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Hmm, definitely brussel sprouts :) Yum Yum :)

Ana January 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I bet there are tons of ways to cook my fav, asparagus, in there!

James January 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I’ve always liked brussels sprouts. My wife teases me about not liking most vegetables, but she doesn’t like brussels sprouts, which makes me like them all the more so I can return the teasing.

Shannon January 16, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Artichokes! I love them steamed and then dipping each leaf into butter sauce….yummmmm.

Nikole January 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

The humble cauliflower. Versatile, adaptable, resilient, crosses cultures… delightful raw, baked, roasted, stewed, mashed, or poached. Okay, I just made that last one up. With a little creativity, it could probably be done!

Laura January 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Kale, any way!!

elee January 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm

brussel sprouts & cauliflower!

Sara from Texas January 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Parsley root is delectable…

Vanessa pritchard January 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Totally in love with cucumbers right now!

Jessica Thornton January 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I love love love spinach!

Holly January 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I would have to say edamame ^__^

Leanne January 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm


Riley January 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Hey! It’s so difficult to pick one single vegetable… They are so many amazing ones!
I’d have to say, right now I am very much into eggplant!
It’s meaty, and juicy and so versatile!

Thank you for this giveaway and keep up the good work!

Lisa Z January 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Consider the parsnip. Humbly sweet and rooty. Roasting chicken on a bed of parsnips, carrots and onions makes a wonderful pan gravy. Also love them mashed with potatoes.

Sabine January 16, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Oh my! So very hard to choose I adore so many. First one to pop in my head was brussel sprouts

Jennifer Meredith January 16, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Love brussel sprouts–so underrated!

Sonia January 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm


Kokie January 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I love asparagus! Fresh from the garden, lightly seasoned and sautéed is the best in my opinion, but steamed with a bit of cheese isn’t bad either. =)

Catie January 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Lately I’ve been really loving broccoli!

Martha January 16, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Any vegetable that you can “slaw”. Chopped salads rock too.

Nancy L January 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I love broccoli and carrots!

Sami January 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm


Michael January 16, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Loving some LEEKS right now! it’s the perfect winter soup/risotto veg and the ones at the local co-op are to die for right now.

Cotton January 16, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Broccolis are epic win: they are green, full of vitamins and taste fresh!

Andrea (questfordelish) January 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I love asparagus.

whime January 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm


Tessa January 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm

My favorite vegetable is broccoli. It’s so versatile!

Hilary January 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm

My favourite vegetable is… onions! I know, kind of odd, but they are so good! My favourite preparation method? Grilled. Mmm!

natalie January 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Beets… mmmmmmm

Jen January 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I gotta say, spinach and beats are high on my list at the moment…mmm…time for dinner!

Nina January 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm


Dee January 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Spinach! I’ve always loved spinach and could eat it every day and it’s so good for you and a versatile veggie.

Mika January 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm


Paul Dreyer January 16, 2012 at 3:10 pm

My grandma’s Swiss chard FTG! (From The Garden)

Steve January 16, 2012 at 3:10 pm


Robyn January 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Picking a favorite is hard! I guess I’ll go with brussel sprouts, since I have a gorgeous stalk in the fridge waiting to be roasted…yum!

Elaine C January 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Onions and Leeks.

Sarah January 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Onions. I put them in everything! Green chile, too. It’s a staple in my diet.

Melanie January 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm


Liz M January 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Green Beans!

Brittany T January 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Green beans!

Leilani January 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm


Ellen January 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm


Lauren January 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I wish I could say mushrooms… but they’re fungi. Avocados! Shoot. Fruit. Ummm… kale’s great.

Justyna January 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm


monique January 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Radishes -yummmm

maggie January 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm


Clayton January 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I am a huge fan of spaghetti squash! I use it to replace pasta, and also make desserts, side dishes, etc.

Kseniya January 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm

jerusalem artichokes! (sunchokes) :) can’t be beat.

Anna January 16, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Too many to pick! I love sweet potatoes, parsnips, roasted carrots, cauliflower. Yum!

Elissa Marcuson January 16, 2012 at 3:23 pm

My favorite veg is rainbow swiss chard!

Iris January 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Spinach & Brussels sprouts !

Jinny January 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm


Abby January 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

anything orange! sweet potatoes, carrots, butternut squash

Laura January 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

My favorite vegetable are brussel sprouts!

Julie R. January 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Such a hard question… there are so many vegetables to love! Right now, anything dark green with mushrooms will do :)

Francesca January 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

My favorite vegetables is artichokes.

DB January 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

potatoes – yummm

Doris A January 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm


Angela, January 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Leafy greens specifically kale this week

Julius January 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Kale too!

ToriT January 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm


Julia January 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm


Sea January 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Spinach! :)

TTsu January 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Brussels sprouts!

Anne January 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm


Kelly January 16, 2012 at 3:44 pm


Suejette January 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Lima peas or hearts of palm.

Julie @BananasForBourbon January 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Well this is new, but apparently PIZZA! Haha! Ok, sorry, couldn’t resist. But really, how is anyone not lusty over kale!? But to choose one, that’s tough. I’d say garlic, but it’s a flavor, not something you eat by itself, so that doesn’t seem right. Brussels sprouts or broccoli? Onions are good in everything! Ah, I can’t choose. I just can’t. Ok, butternut squash. There!

Angela January 16, 2012 at 3:48 pm

eggplant :D

Keriii January 16, 2012 at 3:48 pm

spinach, it’s good with almost everything!

Nam Nguyen January 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Potatoes!! Oh wait- are they even vegetables?! ;)

Andi Houston January 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Shiitake mushrooms and little Seminole pumpkins are tied for my favorites right now. I can’t choose only one!

kelli January 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I *adore* broccoli!

Bill January 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Brussels Sprouts! …and broccoli…and Swiss chard, And zucchini with mint. And roasted asparagus, and golden beets…aw, all of them!

Christina January 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Love ALL kinds of vegetables, but I would have to say that asparagus, beets and squashes are my favorite right now.

Lynne Johns January 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I don’t have one favorite, I have LOTS of favorites! For purposes of this entry I will choose red bell peppers…you can roast them, stuff them, eat them raw…so versatile and good for you!

Chelsea January 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Butternut Squash…really any of the winter squashes…is absolutely my favorite. Roasted with caramel goodness, thrown into a winter salad for an extra meatiness, and warming up stews – they have no downside!

Aimee January 16, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Spinach! because you can do pretty much ANYTHING with it :)

Katie Dawson January 16, 2012 at 3:55 pm

peas fresh from the garden in the summer!

Lisa January 16, 2012 at 3:58 pm

How can I choose? I suppose beets and mushrooms are my favorites.

Naomi January 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm

It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I love asparagus.

kukumber! January 16, 2012 at 4:01 pm

artichoke right now…

and spinach.

oh and rucola

Sharon Clifton January 16, 2012 at 4:04 pm

right now sweet potatoes are the veggie I crave, but that can change as the seasons.

Judy January 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I love them all. Except beets.

Paula J. January 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Loving my a’s and b’s. (artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, brussels, butternut squash) :)

Babs Moffett January 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Eggplant and zucchini are two of my favorites during these cold winter months in Northrn Minnesota .

bunkycooks January 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm

We love veggies so it is hard to choose. Swiss chard is high on the list of favorites right now.

Kristi Marion January 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm


Patricia January 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Daikon, Jicama & Carrot Vinegar Salad-Asian Inspired. Yum ;)

Donna Miller January 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Vegetables… they are all good, except maybe okra. We have at least three for dinner and then eat the leftovers for lunch with other things. Can’t ever have enough.

Chorom January 16, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I love leeks. Sometimes they are annoying to clean but they are soooo delicious. Especially in potato leek soup…

Julie January 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm

butternut squash baby!

Nicole V January 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Definitely broccoli!

Suchetha January 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm


Kimberly P. January 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I am in love with roasted broccoli right now…delicious!

Lena January 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm


Maureen Reiser January 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Sweet Potatoes!! And……broccoli…

penny January 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm

kabocha squash. I am obsessed with roasting it, steaming it, making muffins and dessert out of it.

Charissa January 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I really love bok choy…with a little olive oil and salt…it is divine!

Charissa January 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Oh, and my email is charissa@colourfulpalate.com
Sorry I forgot to add it!

Ardala Evans January 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I love broccoli! And it’s so good for you……

Mark Sparks January 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I enjoy fried turnips. Julienne with onions.

kenniston January 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm

To hard. I love so many veggies, it seems unfair to just choose one.

sweetcorn January 16, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Contrary to what my name may suggest….artichokes!! Steamed whole, with melted butter. Oh! And that heart. Wow.

Rebecca January 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm

sweet potatoes. yummy & simple, yet oh so versatile

Verdell Jessup January 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Fresh green beans – sweet as can be, better than sugar. Eat them raw or cooked.

Jean Miller January 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Broccoli. There are so many things to do with broccoli. Steamed, broccoli pasta, broccoli salad (I absolutely love warm broccoli salad), broccoli pesto, I could go on. I also like brussels sprouts. Why yes, I am crazy. :)

Stephanie January 16, 2012 at 4:27 pm

eggplant! delicious in so many different ethnic cuisines…

Mia Rhode January 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Brussel Sprouts……. never had them as a child, but then about 2 months ago I found an AMAZING recipe with prosciutto and I haven’t stopped making/eating them since! :D

Malinda Jane January 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I love love carrots. I put them in EVERYTHING.

Margaret January 16, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Since I’m a vegetarian, it’s harder to find veggies that I don’t like. But my current favorite is kale. :-) Plan on making a Kale pesto later this week. Yummy!

Anne Greene January 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Without a doubt eggplant is my favorite vegetable. I love eggplant parmesan.

Cecilia January 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Definitely depends on the day…but today, brussel sprouts.

Cecilia January 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm

*brussels (what an awkward word combo…)

nadia January 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm

brussel sprouts right now and radish in the spring!

Samie L. January 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Parsnip! I can still remember the first time I ever made roasted parsnips. So absolutely delicious.

Natasha January 16, 2012 at 4:36 pm


Zap Riecken January 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I used to HATE brussel sprouts, until Alton Brown came along. :) Now with a little bacon they are the hit of a meal.

Tori Harker January 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Broccoli will always be number one in my heart.

Lizzie Chen January 16, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I can eat heads of cauliflower!

Cory January 16, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I love mushrooms….is it consider a vegetable.
Great with almost everything…

Brielle F. January 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Tomatoes….warm from the sun!

Chelsey January 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I think my favorite vegetable is broccoli rabe.

Joel N. January 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm


Kirsten January 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Very lightly cooked green beans! And you can’t go wrong with roasted brussel sprouts.

Maggie January 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Winter squash!

Catherine January 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm


Kim January 16, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I love celery root … And Nigel Slater. I just got his book, “Toast”, and can’t wait to read it!

Liz January 16, 2012 at 4:51 pm


Kayla January 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Steamed Bok Choy !!

Manjari January 16, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Right now my favorite is broccolini, but I’ve never met a vegetable I didn’t like!

Cristina January 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Spinach- so versatile!

susan in taos January 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I have two favorites at the moment – Swiss Chard and Brussel Sprouts. Both are so versatile! Another that I love (and it gets so little press) is cabbage, YUM!

Peter Magurean III January 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I love most vegetables and will be using many in my veggie/ fruit juice fast for 30 days. At this moment m favorite is sweet potato. Love your blog and Nigel Slater’s writings.

betsy boysen January 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Asparagus is my new obsession! preferably roasted in a hurry at a high temperature.

Andrew January 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Onions! They have such a distinct flavor. I love it!

Fiona January 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

cavolo nero

youngmee January 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

carrots! some might cringe might prepared the right way they are sweet jewels that may become the star of the dish

Sabrina January 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Arugula :)

Julia Zhu January 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Cauliflower! I loved it as a kid but kind of forgot about it during my college years. A few months ago, I discovered gobi manchurian in _How to Cook Everything Vegetarian_, and since then I’ve been a cauliflower fiend!

Julie January 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Brussels sprouts. They’re just so cute.

Marian January 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Romanesco broccoli (or “fractal broccoli” as it’s referred to in our house.)

diane-d January 16, 2012 at 5:06 pm

carrots! we should eat carrots everyday because of all their great health benefits!

JB January 16, 2012 at 5:06 pm

lacinato kale, especially turned into chips!

Holly January 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I love broccoli. I’ll eat it anytime!

kristina January 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm


Nathalie January 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm

probably spinach. I eat SO much of it. But I also adore beets.

Gabe January 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Sugar snap peas!

Huey January 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Bok Choy, for its versatility and peppery flavour!

Alev Gulden January 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I love spinach..

Liza January 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Brussels sprouts!

MikeW January 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Been loving squash, sliced thick, olive oil, seasoning then roasted in the oven.

Jacki Christopher January 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Brussels sprouts and jicama

Lindsey January 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm


Gabriella Withrow January 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Brussel Sprouts!

Vanessa S January 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Favorite vegetable is eggplant

Julia January 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Bell peppers!

Christa H January 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

onions and lots of them

Martín Bernal January 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I L-O-V-E corn. Just about everything I love about my country’s cooking is made with (if not out of) corn.

Toyia January 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Broccoli. Always & forever!

Bebe January 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I love vegetables, especially butternut squash and asparagus!!

Maxine Lodel January 16, 2012 at 5:26 pm

My husband and I have an anniversary vegetable. Some people have a favorite song we have a favorite vegetable . . . Asparagus.

Amanda Robins January 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Chard! Swiss, rainbow…I love all forms of it.

Ana Patty January 16, 2012 at 5:30 pm


Lorna January 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm

sweet potato. Mmmm…

lisa January 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm


Kim @ Out of the Box Food January 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I am LOVING yams right now! Baked and lightly mashed with a bit of good quality butter and a sprinkle of course sea salt.

Tammy January 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Currently loving brussel sprouts the more simply prepared the better.

April January 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I’d love to add this book to my collection!
Right now, I’m kind of obsessed with kale as well! Last night I had it with sautéed chickpeas, shallots and lemon juice and today I made vegan breakfast burritos and added it to the tofu scramble! Good stuff.

~ape (the vegan crush)

Laura January 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm

So hard to choose. Probably sweet potatoes though! So nourishing and so tasty.

Kevin January 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm

arugula in a salad!

Julie January 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm


Pat Heller January 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Good old everyday carrots

Natasha January 16, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I love so many it’s hard to pick: eggplant, mushrooms, cabbage, zucchini, etc Give me a vegetable over any meat any day!!!!

Tina January 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Kabocha Squash. It’s delicious roasted, tempura-ed, or in soups or salads. And as a bonus the roasted seeds are so yummy too.

Laura January 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Today my favorite is eEamame beans. I had them for the first time yesterday; they are the new lima beans!

Brenda gaston January 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Kale. In soups. In salads. In my morning smoothie with banana, frozen blueberries, protein powder and water.

Kelly January 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm


Tess January 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Right now, it’s carrots. & broccoli. I add them to almost everything. I love to make a simple dish of brown rice boiled with a little olive oil and chopped broccoli stems. And I like the way carrots are so versatile. I haven’t made them in soufflée yet, but soon! Also potatoes with lots and lots of garlic, olive oil & rosemary. And one of the best smells in the world is onions & peppers softly browning in olive oil… Ohhh and when I was little, my mom used to give me raw carrot sticks and red pepper strips for snacking! And water chestnuts! Ok, I have to stop now. :p

Alice January 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Eggplants or Okinawan Sweet Potatoes!

Karen Vail January 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm

This week it’s beets. Sliced thin, baked on a sheet….makes the BEST chips!

Judy Heap January 16, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I was in a CSA for the first time last summer. We tried a few new things, but the snow peas that we picked ourselves were the best. We mostly just ate them raw.

quinn January 16, 2012 at 5:54 pm

leeks, bok choy everything!

Lynn G. January 16, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I ♥ broccoli.

Rhonda January 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Lately I’m on a zucchini kick. I love it however I can get it!

Richie S January 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm


Erin B January 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm

You mentioned my favorite vegetable – kale! Hehe :)

Julie January 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm


Jordan January 16, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Brussel Sprouts! I love love love them but unfortunately, I’m the only one in my family that does, despite my best efforts. Favorite way to eat them? Roasted, topped with pomegranate syrup.

EJ January 16, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Broccoli, always and forever. It’s like the little black dress of veggies.

Jana @ delectablymine January 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm

This question is too hard! I guess I’d have to say green beans (for now anyway)!

Erin January 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Spaghetti squash!

Kim Raymond January 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I’m in love with spinach and aragula… And celeriac also. And probably green onions and chives. Well, you see…

Jennifer January 16, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Carrots :)

Ryan Jooste January 16, 2012 at 6:14 pm


Leslie Viale January 16, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Broccoli! And parsnips! And bell peppers! And, and, and…

Kelli January 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I spent my whole life “pooh-poohing” Kale until the day I was coerced into sampling a raw massaged kale salad that my friend had made for a potluck. Dripping with coconut oil, fresh ginger, fresh turmeric and herbs from her garden (among some other secret ingredients)….I finished the entire bowl of salad she brought to the party.

Yvonne January 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Brussels sprouts – steamed, roasted, anything…

Danielle January 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I love corn. I eat corn kernels frozen even by the handful…yeah…a little weird.

Donné January 16, 2012 at 6:21 pm


ronnie January 16, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I love shaved brussel sprouts and minced kale salad. Toss with evoo, balsamic vinegar, pinch of sugar, dab of dijon, sea salt, pepper, squirt of fresh lemon and freshley grated asiago – yummmmmmm

Joshua January 16, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I love the sharp taste of garland chrysanthemum. Too bad it’s not that common to see served in a restaurant.

Liz January 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Peppers! We love growing all different kinds in the garden and then finding different recipes to use them in.

Adrian January 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I’m a Nebraska girl, so I will have to vote for corn – grilled, boiled, baked, creamed, corn bread, corn dogs…any way you can make it I like it. :)

Courtney January 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I LOVE broccoli, any way it you can eat it!!!!

Margery January 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Eggplant is my favorite. When I was younger, I was turned off by the name. But once I tasted it, I had a change of heart!

Sabrina January 16, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Brussel Sprouts

Chloe January 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Eggplant, especially when it’s roasted whole.

Emily January 16, 2012 at 6:54 pm

It depends on the season and my cravings.


Renee Fleming-White January 16, 2012 at 6:54 pm


stephanie January 16, 2012 at 6:55 pm

The only vegetable I don’t like are lima beans, and even they are okay when mixed in with other veggies. My favorite veggie is the artichoke. It takes a little extra work than most, but it is so worth it. A little butter and salt, Heaven!

Caitlin January 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm


Johncaleb January 16, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Romanesco. Or Savoy Cabbage. The best of the cruciferous crowd!

Melanie Golyer January 16, 2012 at 7:04 pm


Riley January 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Onions! All the time.

SarahM January 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I love hard winter squashes. Made into rissoto, bisque, stews, and just roasted.

dru January 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm

ARTICHOKES, all the way, potatoes, tomatoes (yes I know it is a fruit), but artichokes are my favorite of all.

Holly Valero January 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Leeks, shallots, scallions, any onion… And shaggy mane mushrooms or maitake mushrooms.

Michele January 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm


Rachel January 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Sweet potatoes!

Seth Poiley January 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Brussels Sprouts sauteed with onions and garlic. Awesome in my tummy!

Laura January 16, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Sweet potatoes, baby! Only veg that tastes like it could be dessert.

Karrie January 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm


Jamie Gentry January 16, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Brussel sprouts. oh how i crave them.

Tammy January 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Right now I am in love with brussel sprouts! I haven’t found a way I don’t like them yet!

TG January 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Spinach (with cream!)

Charlene Straw January 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm

ah. That’s a tough one. Broccoli, green beans, zucchini, and asparagus…
and carrots…

vegetables are just an incredible thing.

jenny January 16, 2012 at 7:42 pm


K. Nekry January 16, 2012 at 7:44 pm


Christina D January 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm

red onions

Cat January 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm


julie January 16, 2012 at 7:51 pm

current favorite is green beans, but it changes daily.

Alex January 16, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Chinese broccoli!

Cassy January 16, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Leeks! I looooove ‘em.

Elizabeth January 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I love spinach and kale.

Crista January 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Sunchokes are my favorite! But I am a kale monster.

Mila goodman January 16, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Brussel Sprouts!!!!

Karen Milling January 16, 2012 at 8:10 pm


jessica January 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Ooh, braised fennel (just one?0

Chelsea Clark January 16, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Brussel Sprouts! Delicious and nutritious.

gabriella January 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm

pattypan squash (pâtisson) — delicious!!

MommaMary (Mary Cochrane) January 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Carrots, actually any vegetable, parsnips, beets, kale, broccoli, corn, the list just keeps going on.

nicolas January 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm

kumato tomatoes. this tastes like real summer tomatoes even during winter.

Rose January 16, 2012 at 8:26 pm

i absolutely adore cucumbers, always have.

Cristina January 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Kale, and not the prickly kind my mom grew that summer when I was in junior high… But the yummy killer lactino kind. Mmmmmmmmm

Sarah January 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I’m loving kale right now.

Robyn January 16, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Brussel Sprouts!!!

Louis January 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm


Meryl January 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Cauliflower, but it must be roasted!

Jennifer January 16, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Oh my favorite vegetable — that’s tought for me. Asparagus, kale, corn, carrots, tomatoes are probably my top favorites :) veggies yum! Love them, love their color, I really don’t need much else lol

Linda Wilson January 16, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I need some inspiration to love vegetables….

ellen January 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm

There are few vegetables I don’t like! The fresh, lightly steamed broccoli I had with dinner tonight is on my mind though. Eggplant is always a favorite, but I hardly get to eat it anymore with such a staunchly opposed boyfriend D:<

carly January 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm


Noelle January 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

same answer same time! strange!

Noelle January 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Beets. They’re deliciously beautiful :)

Jennifer January 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I adore carmalized and/or roasted brussels sprouts! Bring ‘em on!

EmG January 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Carrots are my favorite. I love them in everything!

S January 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm

LOVE Spinach in any form !!

Rachel January 16, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Surprisingly, I’ve always had a love for the sweet crunch of celery hearts. Just can’t get enough of it. Zucchini and beets rank high on the list too. :)

Kindy Girdley January 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I am also in love with kale! I steam it lightly, then add it to sauteed garlic with sesame oil, olive oil, braggs amino acids and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. mmmm…mmm!

Tasty Plan January 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Cauliflower. Vegetables are a girl’s best friend!

Susana K. January 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

My favorite is burdock root!

M January 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Recently discovered roasted cauliflower with anchovies! :)
But favorite would probably be onions of all forms.

Never Never January 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm


Christine G. January 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Kale is my favorite vegetable right now!

Emily January 16, 2012 at 9:04 pm

RAPINI! wait, EGGPLANT! hm-m-m, BROCCOLI! oh, RAINBOW CHARD! and then there’s BEETS! and … Oh, I just love them all!!

Christopher Basil January 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Eggplant and broccoli all the way!!!

lisa January 16, 2012 at 9:10 pm

potatoes – but since they don’t really have any nutritional value…i’ll say broccolini.

JSellen January 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm


Prudence January 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I adore fresh corn.

Cortni January 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I love ramps… and broccoli.

Olivia January 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I never, ever get tired of cucumbers. Other vegetables have special places in my heart, especially artichokes, green beans, onions, leeks, asparagus, etc etc etc. But cucumbers will always be my go-to snack food and my favorite addition to salads. Also, pickles are wonderful.

SoEtoile January 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Onions. There is never a wrong time to use onions…almost never.

Francesca January 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I like SO many vegetables! Kale and arugula are probably my favorite “greens”, and I just adore cauliflower (cooked very soft, with some curry powder mm mm mm), I rarely eat asparagus but it’s wonderful, and fennel is great.

Julie January 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Broccoli and mushrooms.

Michele January 16, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I’m learning to love brussel sprouts………little butter, little bacon, little shallots and some sherry vinegar…..yum!

Dewi January 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Too many to name one, but I’d never get tired eating Mizuna!

Amber January 16, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Tomatoes! Or if you want to be technical about it being a fruit: green beans.

Sammy Wheeler January 16, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I love sweet potatoes, especially baked up as oven fries!

Teresa Kopel January 16, 2012 at 9:51 pm


Vee January 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Watercress & Leeks!! Deeeelish!!

Lynne January 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I have a crush on parsnips.

karen January 16, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I love ‘em all, but my favorite is the sublime (fresh only) artichoke.

Chelsea January 16, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Favorite vegetable?! How do I choose?? I’ll say spinach since it’s so versatile and can be cooked into pretty much anything.

brian lewis January 16, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Green Bean’s

Martha January 16, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Green onions. It brightens everything it touches. And so yummy.

Deana January 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Eggplant, especially in curry!

Jessie January 16, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I absolutely love cabbage! Whether it’s rolled or fermented, I love all of it!!

Laura January 16, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, and green beans I would have to make the favorites, but I love them all really. I even like onions now and my parents NEVER thought that would happen!

Lexi January 16, 2012 at 11:03 pm

I love spinach.

Mathilde January 16, 2012 at 11:08 pm

My favourite vegetable is jerusalem artichoke

Annie Wilson January 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Butternut squash is my love currently! Oh, and sweet potatoes, of course.

Eric January 16, 2012 at 11:49 pm


Nadia January 17, 2012 at 12:19 am

My favorite veggie is green beans! Yummy and tender.
Would love to win this book!

Judy Naito January 17, 2012 at 1:36 am

My most favourite veggie of all time is a root vegetable. It is the lotus root. You can fry it as a tempura, steam it, or grind it up into a paste but it is deliciously crunchy.

Heidi January 17, 2012 at 2:07 am

If I have to choose a favorite today, I would say rainbow chard!

Deeba Rajpal (@vindee) January 17, 2012 at 2:27 am

I’ve had Nigel Slaters Tender on my wishlist for a bit. Read great reviews about it. My favourite vegetable these days is the eggplant, a very recent love story!!

Faye January 17, 2012 at 2:36 am

My favorite veggies are mushrooms, green bean, butternut squash… it is too hard to pick just one.
Love Nigel Slater too~~~~

Amee January 17, 2012 at 2:45 am

I love cauliflower, possibly more than it is right to love a vegetable.

Ivette January 17, 2012 at 3:40 am


Perrier Yuen January 17, 2012 at 3:44 am

I absolutely love love LOVE Kabocha squash.

Jacqui January 17, 2012 at 3:51 am

Brussels sprouts. Who would have thought!

Kathryn Eubank January 17, 2012 at 4:09 am


domynoe January 17, 2012 at 4:27 am

Lima beans. Seriously.

But hubs hates them. :(

Janet January 17, 2012 at 4:47 am

A lovely yellow flesh potato in its jacket;or riced with garlic;or scalloped ;or wedges home baked; or roasted ;or cold potato salad with celery;etc,etc.

nestra January 17, 2012 at 5:18 am

My favorite veg – that is a toughie. Brussel sprouts if they are roasted or maybe the unloved lima bean, or eggplant, don’t make me decide!

Donna Stippel January 17, 2012 at 5:36 am

love almost everything just need some new ideas

Sunshine January 17, 2012 at 5:46 am

I think my favorite vegetable is sweet potato. That counts, right?

Jessica M. January 17, 2012 at 6:44 am

This is tough. I love squash…tomatoes I guess are a “fruit.” I love corn too. And peas. Though those might be beans now. Haha.

Lisa Mosley January 17, 2012 at 7:04 am

Asparagus – just simply roasted with salt, pepper and olive oil. So simple and so delicious!

Rich G January 17, 2012 at 7:10 am

These days I’m grooving on brussels sprouts. Maple glazed, preferably. With a little char on them to really bring out the complexity.

Nellie January 17, 2012 at 7:17 am

Do I have to pick just one? Soooo tough, I love all veggies! I think though, if I “was on a desert island”…it would have to be broccoli, soooo tasty!!

Em January 17, 2012 at 7:31 am

Beetrot..because they’re healthy, they can colour your world (at least your food) in pretty pink and you can enjoy them at lunch and for dessert!!
A magic vegetable that even produce sugar and is locally produced.
Great Beetrot

Elizabeth G. January 17, 2012 at 7:48 am


Lizz King January 17, 2012 at 7:51 am

Oh there’s so many wonderful things to do with POTATOES!!!!

Jaime January 17, 2012 at 7:52 am

I am in love with winter squash at the moment, especially acorn & spaghetti squash…but butternut squash soup is a favorite too!

Yooly January 17, 2012 at 8:27 am


Michelle January 17, 2012 at 8:54 am

Carrots, hands down.

Kathy January 17, 2012 at 9:00 am

The only vegetables I can say I don’t LOVE are the ones I haven’t tried yet—and that list gets shorter every day! Today, I plan to love some butternut squash and green beans.

jen January 17, 2012 at 9:04 am

I love arugula -and- roasted cauliflower.

michelle n. January 17, 2012 at 9:24 am

Any kind of mushroom!

Naomi H. January 17, 2012 at 9:26 am

My favorite is roasted asparagus! :)

Colin Manning January 17, 2012 at 9:27 am

Me…Raw cauliflower… My daughter… ketchup.

mcpuffin January 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

Kale – never tried it till a friend sent me a kale and quinoa salad recipe now I add it to almost everything.

Janet in Maine January 17, 2012 at 9:50 am

Broccoli since childhood.
Love vegetables. Crave them.
I can actually count on one hand the vegetables that I don’t like.

Diana January 17, 2012 at 9:55 am

Bell peppers, LOVE them!

Benenn January 17, 2012 at 9:57 am


Anne January 17, 2012 at 10:02 am


Kim January 17, 2012 at 10:18 am


Sean January 17, 2012 at 10:21 am

Probably mushrooms.

christopher January 17, 2012 at 10:26 am


Mark January 17, 2012 at 10:28 am

Kale! It’s not only one of the most nutritious vegetables out there, but it’s also delicious. Saute it in garlic, chile flakes, and soy sauce, and you have an impeccable side.

Terri Bednarczyk January 17, 2012 at 10:32 am

I’m in love with trying new recipes, new vegetables, new tastes. I’m really enjoying Kale right now!

Chelsea January 17, 2012 at 10:34 am

Peas are my favorite. Nothing compares to fresh peas just off the vine!

Tara January 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

I love green beans!

Jenny January 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

Brussel sprouts!

Merrilee January 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

For the moment I’d have to say Mushrooms. :)

izaiahdb January 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

beetroot or brussels sprouts

Jen January 17, 2012 at 11:39 am


Cheryl January 17, 2012 at 11:40 am

Asparagus! Roasted can not wait til it is spring!

Kavey January 17, 2012 at 11:41 am

Definitely aubergine!
(UK based but will provide US address if win, as will send as surprise gift to my American cousin)

Katherine Pisarro-Grant January 17, 2012 at 11:43 am

Brussels sprouts. My current obsession! Little cruciferous creatures!

Lala January 17, 2012 at 11:57 am

Nigel Slater’s books always provide plenty of useful information. No vegetable is more useful to me in cooking than the versatile onion, used with other things or on its own.

Winona January 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Beets! And brussels sprouts…. and winter squash, yum!

rachel January 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm

at the moment it’s a tie between sweet potatoes and cauliflower. sweet potatoes will win.

alissa January 17, 2012 at 1:01 pm


Anna January 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I am also in hot lust with kale at the moment :)

Carolina January 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Sweet peppers….roasted, stuffed, raw….they are great no matter how you make them!

pinkbowlbaker January 17, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Can’t get enough of most any vegetable! My dad raised us up on vegetables from his garden because a family of 9 was a lot to feed! Now I am especially craving a hot pot of stew root veg .. parsnips, turnip, sweet potato, yellow and orange carrot, onion, some baby bella mushroom, a small can of drained diced tomatoes, can of crushed tomatoes, a can of drained chick peas, kidney beans, navy beans, whatever other canned beans I might have. And tons of hot smoked Hungarian paprika and a pinch of cumin. SO GOOD and so hearty!

Along comes summer and I just want some thick slices of onion, egg plant, bell peppers and zucchini on the grill.

Emily January 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Mushrooms – love them all!

Teslaca January 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I love artichokes. Love them! But then I love almost all other veggies too. This is a great cookbook; I borrowed it from the library and would love to have my own copy.

Cindie January 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Oh man, that’s a tough one. Right now, I’d have to say Brussels sprouts!

Erin January 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Broccoli’s always a winner! Also in love with zucchini and yellow squash.

Irene January 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Baby kale–like the one I just enjoyed at Frances the other night. Sigh.

Corrie January 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Onions are my favorite! A perfect compliment to so many dishes.

Diane January 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm

It is SO difficult to choose!

but, parsnips broiled with balsamic~~mmmmm, my mouth waters just thinking about it!’
the book looks gorgeous~ maybe seeing the pictures will make my son eat more veggies ? :)

Mere January 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm


Tracy January 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Broccoli, kale, beets, carrots, potatoes, to name a few…

Diana Wong January 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I really like morning glory!

debra January 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I LOVE beets.
Steam them, then steam the beet greens. Put the greens on the plate, put the beets sliced up fat on the greens. A bit of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Yum, share it with your friends.
Leftover beets add buttermilk, cucumbers, water and there is some cold soup to get you through a hungry moment.
I hope I win “Tender”-Thanks Nigel Slater!

Laurie Z. January 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm

My favorite vegetable is broccoli!

Leigh January 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Bell peppers… love them!

Lauren January 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm

ONIONS! I put them in every single dish.

Ryan January 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm

cucumber….they’re great for sandwiches!

Bryana January 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm

for today, beets.

Pirom Phadoemchit January 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm

It would be a toss up between broccoli and cabbage i think. The versatility between the two are amazing be it soup, stew, tempura, salads, purees (broccoli anyway) and so on. I think i have these two things constantly in my fridge.

sherane prish January 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I absolutely love rutabagas, they are so amazing. I have used them in baked goods, stir fries, soups, purees, and slaw.

Naomi F January 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I can’t get enough of kale and leeks (though not usually together)

Sara January 17, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Cucumbers are awesome, especially stir-fried.

Rebecca January 17, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Carrots and potatoes!

Toni January 17, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I love sugar snap peas and red bell peppers!

CarolQ January 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Never met a veggie I didn’t love – except for the canned ones!

Josh January 17, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Brussels sprouts…

Ronda January 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm

green beans

Jodi Calhoun January 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Leafy greens…I even like collards.

kellie January 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm

BROCCOLI!!!!!! :)

Sarah January 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm

asparagus. it may make some things smelly but when grilled to perfection who cares.

Liz January 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Butternut squash, roasted!

karina January 17, 2012 at 9:11 pm

golden beets

casey campbell January 17, 2012 at 10:34 pm


Carla Lieberman January 17, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I’m a big fan of fennel. A very underrated vegetable. Also parsnips and turnips don’t get a fair shake either. Braising is the way to go with these veggies.

katrina cloud January 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I tend to read cookbooks like most people read novels. This one is beautiful. If I could find even one more way to cook and serve asparagus or Brussels sprouts, my family would smile.

sandra January 18, 2012 at 12:07 am

brussel sprouts!

Natanya January 18, 2012 at 1:00 am


Kimmie M January 18, 2012 at 1:09 am

Butternut squash is my current favorite vegetable…seems that no matter how prepared its always delish! Had deep fried (whats the point of eating veggies if they are deep fried? Oh well!) butternut squash at a trendy restaurant the other day–to die for!

Julie Fletcher January 18, 2012 at 3:04 am

Kumara (New Zealand) sweet potato. Simply the best!!

mvor January 18, 2012 at 7:19 am


Melissa January 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

Asparagus! Or Kale/Cashew pesto!

Kristin G. January 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

I have had mad love for asparagus my whole life. Yum!

Lisa January 18, 2012 at 11:34 am

Brussels Sprouts

Kristen Hess January 18, 2012 at 11:35 am

I truly love all veggies bu my favorites are roasted acorn squash, zucchini and Brussels sprouts. So simple drizzled in olive oil and salt roasted in the oven. Yum!!!

AZLC January 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

Green beans! With garlic, lemon and sesame oil;)

Charisse January 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

You might think I am crazy, but I just discovered or REdiscovered after childhood trauma – asparagus and brussel sprouts and I am IN LOVE with them. I want to eat them once a week AT LEAST!!!

Steve Simon January 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

Hot peppers. I mean HOT-HOT-HOT peppers!! Ghost peppers, Trinidad scorpions, 7-pot, SUPERHOT!

Although, I suppose technically peppers are a fruit… ;)

Connie January 18, 2012 at 11:41 am

Hard to pick, but cucumbers are definitely a fave.

Miss Meat and Potatoes January 18, 2012 at 11:42 am

Fresh spinach (not baby) – completely in awe of how much flavor and texture it has and how versatile it is. Sauteed, chopped and put into calzones or pasta – delish!

Drew January 18, 2012 at 11:46 am

Celery. Forever.

LindsayC77 January 18, 2012 at 11:47 am

I am also obsessed with kale, especially massaged kale with lemon juice, olive oil, toasted nuts and dried fruit.

But my favorite vegetable during the icy season is winter squash. I could eat roasted butternut/kabocha/acorn squashes every day — on salad with goat cheese and lentils, in soup with curry, just sliced in half and baked with brown sugar and butter.

I just made a squash/kale minestra from Food & Wine January 2012. Perfect!

Evan January 18, 2012 at 11:54 am

Fava beans. Or ramps.

Lynn Andrews January 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm

My favorite is asparagus :)

brighteyedbaker January 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I love all vegetables! Pretty much… brussel sprouts, potatoes, bok choy, just to name a few…

Brian January 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I have and will always love carrots.

Margo January 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Lettuce — love the crunch and refreshing feel

Julia January 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Green peas! I would eat them in every dish if I could… :)

Hillary January 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I will never, ever be able to get enough of kale!! Currently obsessed with raw kale salads.

Ally January 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Brussels sprouts! MMMMMMMM!

Iolanda January 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Watermelon Radish!!!

Kayla Sullivan January 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm

My fav right now is the basic potato. So many options with the basic veg!

Prerna January 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Butternut Squash- ate it first a year back; still in love with it and will be so for a long long time!

Christine January 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm

How can I possibly choose?!? Well, if I had to pick ONE, it would be sweet potatoes.

Elaine January 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm

It seems to change every year, but this winter I’ve been making an obscene number of meals with beets–sometimes, just meals OF beets alone! Love me some beets right now.

Chrystie January 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Always spinach since I was a little girl. Sauteed steamed or creamed that’s my go to.

Jacqui January 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I like a lot of veggies…broccoli, brussel sprouts, mushrooms…mmm

Katie B. January 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Sweet potatoes!

Emma Bladyka January 18, 2012 at 1:44 pm

My favorite vegetable has to be the the diverse, sweet, spicy, sticky, slippery, red, yellow, purple, green, brown, and caramelized onion.

Vicki January 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Sweet potatoes!

Dara January 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm


Danielle January 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Roasted Beets! Especially with goat cheese…swoon.

Maura January 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm

My favorite will always be broccoli!

Caroline January 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I love broccoli. You can eat it raw, roast it until it’s nice and crispy, or even make great soup!

Julie January 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Brussel Sprouts! Roasted, topped with brown butter. Mmmm….

michele January 18, 2012 at 1:53 pm

mushrooms-all kinds.

Callie January 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Winter Squash…there are so many varieties to choose from.

Jenniffer Hernandez January 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Asparagus, hands down!

jenn circle January 18, 2012 at 2:05 pm

baby bok choy baby!

Julia January 18, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Spinach – in a salad or wilted with garlic

emily January 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

roasted cauliflower is my favorite! it tastes like my kind of candy, salty, roasted, delicious candy.

heather January 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Celery root!

Lynn D. January 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm

In the summer, a romano type bean I grow called Spanish Musica. In the fall and winter, escarole.

kay moreland January 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Arugula. My husband grows it in his garden and we use it alone in a salad (with halved cherry tomatoes) and a yummy parmesan vinaigrette dressing.

Emily Koonse January 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Butternut squash and Squash Blossoms! Yum!

julia January 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm

lima beans. i luv them!

Nikki January 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I am having a love affair with mustard greens right now. Sauteed with some dark turkey meat and olive oil…mmmm :)

Ellen Davis January 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Rainbow chard! Yum!

Anastasia January 18, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Beets, and beet greens!

Deborah January 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm

There really isn’t a vegetable I dislike (unless it comes in a can…blech), but I’d have to name kale as my absolute favourite!

Michelle January 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Gotta love a green bean!

Cindie January 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Oh, gosh, too hard just to pick one! Artichokes, asparagus, beets, celery just to name a few…the list goes on and on!

Carla January 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I love them all but if I had to pick just one it would be asparagus or maybe eggplant, or how about butternut squash or spinach or peppers or….oh well, like I said, LOVE them all!

ann January 18, 2012 at 3:09 pm

The cover alone makes me want this book! At the moment my favorite vegetable is a home grown heirloom tomato. Yum!

Joan January 18, 2012 at 3:09 pm

eggplant and zucchini

Florence Shih January 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

So many favorites but since it’s also my kids’ favorite, I’ll say broccoli.

Maureen January 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Good fresh green beans. Thanks! Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

Sarah January 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Currently, turnip greens. & Nigel Slater is a personal hero.

Bobette January 18, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Favorite vegetable? Probably broccoli rabe. Then again, I love the versatility of the humble russet potato….

CatNg January 18, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Just one?? Kale! No… Wild arugula! No.. Dry farmed tomatoes! Uh… Butternut s quash!

AC January 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm


Melissa January 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

spinach! also, chives! fragrant and wonderful addition to everything!

Jessica January 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Snow pea leaves!

Mackenzie January 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I love Brussels sprouts!

Jon January 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm


Sarah J. Gim January 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

hey all! as of 5 PM, this giveaway entry period closed, but please do continue to comment with your favorite vegetables! we love hearing… especially ones that are new and exotic to us!

and stay tuned… we’ll be picking and announcing the winner shortly…

Katie January 18, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I’ve been on a roasted broccoli kick for over a year now. I make it once a week, usually to compliment some type of fish, and usually make a lemon cream sauce to serve with it. I’m totally addicted, and actually get intense cravings for it if I go too long without having it.

I’ve tried roasting other veggies, but for whatever reason broccoli is the only constant, with lots of yummy carmelized onions, of course!

Patricia Scarpin January 19, 2012 at 5:11 am

I live in Brazil and I won’t get the book, that is fine; but I just had to say that I intend to buy it soon – I’ve purchased Tender II and have been in love with the book forever now. It’s so beautiful! The recipes I’ve tried so far were amazing. And Nigel is an amazing writer, too.

Oh, my favorite veggie would be carrots.

Katherine January 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Lotus root

emily January 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm

odd as it may seem, anything from the allium family is my favorite. red and yellow onions, scallions, leeks, shallots …

Carrie M. January 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Butternut squash! So versatile, great savory or sweet!

Imogen January 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm


Laura January 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm


Shan January 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

I’ve had a mad crush on brussel sprouts from a very young age on. My mom tossed blanched fresh ones in Good Season’s dressing with little cherry tomatoes that she knew I liked, and that was it! Bam!
I adore Nigel and can’t wait to see what he does to my fave foods! *crosses fingers*

stephanie January 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm


sara January 21, 2012 at 11:44 pm

kabocha squash, steamed 8)

Pooch@spiced cider with rum January 22, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Potatoes…potatoes…and some other veggies…you are indeed such a genius…:D How about simple recipe for winter that made of potatoes?Or even easy prepared beverages?

Phyl January 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm

All time favorite is Ong Choy with garlic. Oh, did that just count as 2 veggies?

Diana January 31, 2012 at 5:38 pm

love. love. love. watercress. did i mention love?

christina February 5, 2012 at 10:02 am

Broccoli grilled with some balsamic glaze :)

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