‘I want to eat everything in this book every single day for the rest of my life’ – James Acaster
‘Sweet and funny and weird…as well as genuinely insightful about cooking’ – Hadley Freeman, The Sunday Times
‘As touching as it is delicious’ – The Evening Standard
Nick’s favourite thing to eat aged 10 was his mother’s stroganoff and as her alcoholism worsened, he began to learn to cook it himself, gradually taking over and using it as a magic trick to conjure up the very best bits of her – the stable, sober bits, which became harder to find as the years went on. This was the beginning of a lifelong love of process and technique, of escaping into a world of hisses, blips and thunks of a knife on a board. A Slice of Fried Gold is a delicious mixture of hearty recipes, stories and digressions from one of Britain’s most loved actors and writers.