The food in 'The kitchen diaries' is simply what I eat at home. The stuff I make for myself, for friends and family, for visitors and for parties, for Sunday lunch and for snacks. These are meals Nigel Slater makes when he stops work, or when he is having mates over or when he wants to surprise, seduce or show off. This is what he cooks when he is feeling energetic, lazy, hungry or late. It is what he eats when he is not phoning out for pizza or going for a curry. This is the food that makes up his life, both the Monday to Friday stuff and that for weekends and special occasions.