Nigella Lawson has long been among the most realistic as well as the most readable of writers on food. Her description of a three-star dinner really is a good second best to actually eating it yourself. But equally she knows the inestimable value of a bacon sandwich on sliced white. This wonderful book combines both of these talents as she sets out on the ambitious task to impart no less than "the Pleasures and Principles of Good Food". The book is neatly divided into categories--cooking in advance, weekend lunch, low fat and so on--each with its own passionate and intelligent introductory essay. The recipes are straightforwardly presented and the occasional school-mistress tone--"you must keep your stock in the freezer", "I loathe the acrid dustiness of standard-issue sherry"--is always justified by its implication of an entirely proper seriousness and her endless common sense. But most of all Lawson is a greedy eater who knows about food and can write like an angel. "I hate the new-age voodoo about eating", she declares. "The notion that foods are either harmful or healing, that a good diet makes you a good person". Hurrah! How to Eat
is the perfect book for anyone who knows that food is more than fuel. --Nick Wroe
"The one book you have to buy this year" (Daily Mail
"My book of the decade" (Nigel Slater)
"The domestic bible for the millennium generation" (Spectator
"If you could have just one food book this year, make it How To Eat
" (Time Out
"A love letter to all things culinary" (Tatler
'I Love Nigella Lawson's writing and I love her recipes' Delia Smith
First paperback publication - in a high-quality trade paperback edition - of Nigella Lawson's hugely successful cookbook.
From the Publisher
First paperback publication in a high-quality trade paperback edition of Nigella Lawsons hugely successful cookbook. Over 45,000 copies sold in hardback.
From the Back Cover
"A chatty, sometimes cheeky,celebration of home–cooked meals."
Through her wildly popular television shows, her five bestselling cookbooks, her line of kitchenware, and her frequent media appearances, Nigella Lawson has emerged as one of the food world′s most seductive personalities. How to Eat is the book that started it all—Nigella′s signature, all–purpose cookbook, brimming with easygoing mealtime strategies and 350 mouthwatering recipes, from a truly sublime Tarragon French Roast Chicken to a totally decadent Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Cake. Here is Nigella′s total (and totally irresistible) approach to food—the book that lays bare her secrets for finding pleasure in the simple things that we cook and eat every day.
"[Nigella] brings you into her life and tells you how she thinks about food, how meals come together in her head . . . and how she cooks for family and friends . . . A breakthrough . . . with hundreds of appealing and accessible recipes."
—Amanda Hesser, The New York Times
"Nigella Lawson serves up irony and sensuality with her comforting recipes . . . the Queen of Come–On Cooking."
—Los Angeles Times
"Nigella Lawson is, whisks down, Britain′s funniest and sexiest food writer, a raconteur who is delicious whether detailing every step on the way towards a heavenly roast chicken and root vegetable couscous or explaining why ′cooking is not just about joining the dots.′"
—Richard Story, Vogue magazine
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About the Author
Nigella Lawson is the author of bestselling books - How to Eat
('may just be the best cookery book ever' Daily Telegraph), How to be a Domestic Goddess
(British Book Awards 2001), Nigella Bites
(WHSmith Award 2002) Forever Summer
('images of warmth and Mediterranean climes' Time Out
, ('a voluptuous and delicious piece of food writing' Guardian
), Nigella Express
(no. 1 bestseller with over 1 million sales), Nigella Christmas
('everything to make your Christmas sparkle' Independent
) and Nigellissima
- which, together with her successful TV series and her recent iPhone App, Nigella Quick Collection
, have made hers a household name around the world. She lives in London with her family.