Nigella Lawson is the author of "How to Eat, How to Be a Domestic""Goddess" (for which she won the British Author of the Year Award), "Nigella Bites," "Forever Summer, and Feast ." She has been profiled in the "New York Times Magazine, Gourmet," and many other publications. She lives in London with her two children.
Called "England's it girl" by Gourmet magazine, Lawson (How to Eat) brings to America her second cookbook, highly popular in England. Lawson, the food editor for British Vogue, suggests ways to feel like a domestic goddess (rather than undergo the necessary lifestyle changes to become one), taking cooks back to an era of less stress and more simple pleasures. The recipes, written in Lawson's characteristic lively, witty manner, encourage this theme. The Store-Cupboard Chocolate-Orange Cake will please the nose with its rich, intense aroma and indulge the taste buds with its full chocolate and orange flavor. The Coconut Macaroons seem soft and chewy with a concentrated coconut essence (though they may need to bake for slightly longer than the suggested 20 minutes). The chapters cover categories from cakes to pies and from chocolate to Christmas. One chapter includes recipes for kid foods as well as recipes that children can follow. The book is designed to instill confidence and capability, positing that if Nigella can make these delights with ease and in a relaxed manner, so can anyone else, "trailing nutmeggy fumes." The beautiful color photos set the mouth to watering. (Nov.) Forecast: Timed to launch with her television series Nigella Bites on the E! channel and Style networks this fall, this book will bask in the warm, fuzzy and competent glow of Lawson's renown. She'll be a hit in the U.S.; her book will get ample promo and fly off the shelves. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
This fantastic book is filled with lots of pictures to inspire you to create the many mouth watering recipes.
The most interesting thing I have made from this book was the cocoa-cola cake.
Although the measurements are in imperial, it doesn’t pose a problem if you have a conversion chart near by to assist you.
i really liked this book. i think that the recipes featured in it were wonderful, and so helpful. this book had many great recipes for treats such as cupcakes, and as well as having easy step by step instructions, it also had many helpful hints and tips, for making the perfect treat! a fine addition to any bookshelf.
I've wanted this book for ages and it does not disappoint! The service from Fishpond was excellent - the book cam very quickly, and was well packaged so the book was in immaculate condition.
A word of warning (nothing too serious!) but this book has all measurements in imperial so for most recipes you'll need to work out the conversion of pints, ounces, pounds etc into metric..... I had no idea about these, so just sat down one day with my calculator and wrote all the conversions in for the entire book so no more confusion!
I like Nigella - She always writes lovely recipes for all occasions, and her comments at the end of each recipe make you feel as though you are sharing in the delight. Serves 12, but doesn't have to.... make for delicious and slightly guilty reading.
Beautiful book for those who love comfort cooking. Anyone who knows Nigella's love affair with food will know what to expect and will not be disappointed. This would be a fabulous gift for any home bakers in your life. The book was well packaged and arrived quickly. It is a lovely soft-cover edition with the quality feel you expect from Nigella. Very happy with this purchase indeed.
Definately my favourite baking book, and the best I have seen. I love this book, so many delicious and decdent recipes to choose from. It is not just the recipes that i love, but her whole way of describing baking and the joy you can get from it.
If I could only have one cookbook - it would be How to be a Domestic Goddess. I love cooking from this book it is like having Nigella in the kitchen with me.
The recipes are ones I will cook for my family over again. A firm favourite.
Full of fabulous baking recipes. If you're looking for good recipes for baking, for a kids party or a fabulous dinner party desert - then this is the book for you. You can NEVER go wrong with a Nigella book. The chocolate cake recipe is the best I've EVER come accross - buy the book just for that alone!
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