Nigella Kitchen

Nigella Kitchen

Recipes From the Heart of the Home

Book - 2010
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Comprehensive, informative, and engaging, Nigella Kitchen offers feel-good food for cooks and eaters that is comforting yet always seductive, nostalgic but with a modern twist--whether super-fast exotic recipes for the weekday rush, leisurely slow-cook dishes for weekends and special occasions, or irresistible cakes and cookies in true "domestic goddess" style. Nigella Kitchen answers everyday cooking quandaries--what to feed a group of hungry teenagers, how to rustle up a spur-of-the-moment meal for friends, or how to treat yourself when you're home alone--and since real cooking is so often about leftovers, here one recipe can morph into another . . . from ham hocks in cider to cidery pea soup, from "praised" chicken to Chinatown salad. This isn't just about being thrifty; it's about being creative and seeing how recipes evolve.

With 190 mouthwatering and inspiring recipes, including more than 60 express-style recipes (30 minutes or under), Nigella Kitchen offers plenty of choice--from clams with chorizo to Guinness gingerbread, from Asian braised beef shank to flourless chocolate lime cake, from pasta alla Genovese to Venetian carrot cake. In addition, Nigella presents her no-nonsense kitchen kit must-haves (and crucially what isn't needed) in the way of equipment and magical standby ingredients. But above all, she reminds the reader how much pleasure there is to be had in real food and in reclaiming the traditional rhythms of the kitchen, as she cooks to the beat of the heart of the home, creating simple, delicious recipes to make life less complicated

Gorgeously illustrated, this expansive, lively narrative, with its rich feast of food, is destined to be a twenty-first-century classic.
Publisher: New York: Hyperion Books, c2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781401323950
1401323952
Characteristics: xix, 487 p. : col. ill. 26 cm
Alternative Title: Kitchen

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uncommonreader
Mar 10, 2017

This is a nice book in terms of its format - chatty stories, great photographs - but several of the recipes I tried were simply not good. Disappointing.

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carolannbagan
Apr 04, 2011

great book. one of her better books. nothing too fussy. about time she did a none fussy cookery book.

nwdeweyfan Mar 01, 2011

Reading this book is a lot more fun than cooking dinner! Full of Nigella's warmth and humour, this book has lots of simple recipes and kitchen wisdom. I just have two complaints - this book is very large and heavy, making it a bit difficult to cook from, and the oven temperatures are not converted to Canadian temperatures! Those are small things, though, and this is worth the read if you're a fan of Nigella's, or just love easy, homemade comfort food.

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TheSponge
Jan 22, 2011

Nigella is a riot! Her larger-than-life attitude and philosophy towards cooking is inspiring. Her irreverent commentary makes reading her books fun and interesting. Many of the recipes are hand-me-downs or adaptations from other sources, be it a favorite cookbook, an Aunt, a family friend, or a restaurant in some far-off region, but all are imbued with Lawson's wit and distinctive touch.

debwalker Dec 11, 2010

Real-life recipes from the surreal Nigella. Her most personal book - a kitchen memoir with stories about her life. Two sections - Kitchen Quandaries and Kitchen Comforts.

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