Nigel Slater is not a celebrity chef--or at least that’s what he tells people. Slater has never had any formal culinary training. Despite that, he has gone on to become not only an award-winning author, but also a star, featuring in several different television series. His policy of cooking handcrafted, home-style meals comes from his roots as an amateur cook and his love for sharing food. Slater was born in Wolverhampton, England and has had a lengthy career as both a food author and television personality. His award-winning memoir, Toast: The Story of a Boy’s Hunger, has won international recognition and has also been adapted into a film, but his true passion lies in the kitchen. Unlike most celebrity chefs, Slater’s feels a strong connection to “old fashioned” food. And every dish he makes represents his unique culinary inspirations.