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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities [Hardcover]

Nigella Lawson
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Book Description

2 Oct 2008

Nigella Christmas comprises reliable, practical, easy-to-follow recipes and reassuring advice about planning and cooking ahead, presented in a gorgeous glittering package which will make this the ultimate gift to yourself and for family and friends.

Illustrated with over 250 fabulous full-colour photographs by Lis Parsons (photographer of the bestselling Nigella Express), including method photos and lavish spreads, Nigella Christmas is in a new, larger and irresistible format. It includes everything from scrumptious Christmas cakes and puddings, to quick and easy homemade presents (biscuits, preserves and other standbys) and edible tree-decorations, recipes for feeding friends and family over the holiday season with minimum stress and maximum enjoyment (cook and freeze ahead or slow-cook in the oven), as well as Christmas party food and drinks. And, of course, exciting and inspiring variations for the Main Event itself - from traditional super-juicy turkey, festive ginger-baked ham, special trimmings and the Ultimate Christmas Pud, all the way to the special vegetarian Christmas feast, by way of goose or pork-and-cranberry options and a Prodigious Pavlova...

Her cakes, as always, gladden the heart, and her 'At-a-Glance Christmas Dinner Countdown' helps take the stress and strain out of the Big Day itself. Nigella Christmas will surely be a perennial favourite, the book we will all reach for - for inspiration and reassurance - as soon as the Christmas lights start going up...


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus; First Edition edition (2 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0701183225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0701183226
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3.1 x 27.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More 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), Feast, ('a voluptuous and delicious piece of food writing' Guardian), Nigella Express (no. 1 bestseller with over 1 million sales) and Nigella Christmas ('everything to make your Christmas sparkle' Independent) - which, together with her successful TV series (on BBC 2, Channel 4, as well as the American Food Network ) have made hers a household name around the world. She lives in London with her family.

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"The queen of feasts" (Heat)

"She makes cooking seem like a real pleasure" (Aileen Reed Sunday Telegraph)

"A true cook with a valuable message and a groundbreaking show...she brings to life the sensual aspect of cooking" (New York Times)

"Just as you'd expect this is the perfect practical survival guide to the festive season, Nigella-style" (Marie Claire)

"As usual, Nigella presents countless mouthwatering ideas written in her warm, witty style" (Daily Mail)

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'Nigella Christmas...is Christmas. It's warm, funny, luxurious and just a little bit make-believe'

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176 of 185 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm such a sucker for Nigella 3 Oct 2008
By emma who reads a lot TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
I can't help really, really liking Nigella Lawson; she forces me, in spite of myself. I try to remember she's married to a millionaire and that she's probably written this whole Christmassy book in the middle of August but ... there's something genuine about her passion for parties, drinks, canapes, turkey... that by the end, is making me wish I was her. Or at least her friend.

This is a great christmas book, (although I am NOT going to agree with the person who says it's loads better than Delia! Don't be stupid! You cannot swap this book for Delia at christmas, not least for the simple practical reason that Nigella is WAY too big to go to Waitrose in the trolley. And I'm not putting chocolate in the Christmas cake, whatever NL says).

What is unique about Nigella's book? The little details you don't expect. Black bean soup hangover cures. Chicken soup flu remedies. A sharp fruit salad to wake you up on Christmas morning. Her naughty selection of Yuletide drinks (martinis made with earl grey tea, and um, honeyed vodka....).

There's a great selection of twists on the conventional Christmas book stuff: preserves to make as gifts include chilli jam, pomegranate vodka and gorgeous little sweets in the shape of xmas puddings.

Long-time Nigella users will not be surprised that cupcakes make it in there: Christmas fairy cakes have silver sprinkles on, apparently. And I will definitely concede that Nigella's yule log actually looks better than Delia's, though I haven't done a back-to-back taste test. And can't actually promise to.

For me one of the big tests of a Christmas cookbook is the vegetarian option, because it's SO HARD to find nice ones to make things as special for the non-meat eaters. Hers is a ginormous pumpkin stuffed with rice.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too many recycled recipes 22 Dec 2008
By Gulfax
Format:Hardcover
I've got quite a few of the Nigella books and borrowed this book in the run up to Christmas to see if it's worth buying. For me, it's definitely not. Most of the recipes have appeared in earlier Nigella books, and it's not worth shelling out for something I've already got.

The book is beautifully presented and I'm sure it would be useful if you needed one cookbook for Christmas. However, I'd think twice about buying this and get a copy of Feast instead, as it's much better value. Most of the recipes here appear in Feast, and Feast also includes chapters on Easter, weddings and various other festive occasions. Feast is a lot more useful and costs about the same.
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144 of 154 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The build up to Christmas has begun! 4 Oct 2008
By Pompom TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
Nigella Lawson writes a good recipe. And here she has also created a gorgeous christmas cookbook. The whole book is evocative of the season - I can almost smell the aromas..... Of course the book contains the basics - Christmas dinner, christmas cake and christmas puddding. But then Nigella plunges off in a number of different directions; chapters include: The More the Merrier (Cocktails, Canapes and Manageable Mass Catering), Seasonal Support (Soups, Salad, Sauces and Serve-later Sides), Come On Over.... (Stress-Free Suppers), The Main Event (this section is red edged so easy to find in the centre of the book), Joy to the World (Christmas Baking and Sweet Treats), All Wrapped Up (Edible Presents and Party Preserves), A Christmas Brunch for 6-8, A Bevy of Hot Drinks, Dr Lawson Prescribes (Let Food be your medicine....). Punctuated throughout with gorgeous photos - it's a delight just to flick through. I'm certainly thinking on moving away from traditional turkey for christmas dinner after reading the Main Event chapter! Basically Nigella has the whole Christmas covered - this will certainly be one of the front runners in my arsenal for dealing with the Christmas season. There is a comprehensive list of suppliers, and, as another reviewer stated, many of the recipes are applicable for other (mainly wintery!) times of the year. Read more ›
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The build up to Christmas has begun! 1 Jan 2010
By Pompom TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
Nigella Lawson writes a good recipe. And here she has also created a gorgeous christmas cookbook. The whole book is evocative of the season - I can almost smell the aromas..... Of course the book contains the basics - Christmas dinner, christmas cake and christmas puddding. But then Nigella plunges off in a number of different directions; chapters include: The More the Merrier (Cocktails, Canapes and Manageable Mass Catering), Seasonal Support (Soups, Salad, Sauces and Serve-later Sides), Come On Over.... (Stress-Free Suppers), The Main Event (this section is red edged so easy to find in the centre of the book), Joy to the World (Christmas Baking and Sweet Treats), All Wrapped Up (Edible Presents and Party Preserves), A Christmas Brunch for 6-8, A Bevy of Hot Drinks, Dr Lawson Prescribes (Let Food be your medicine....). Punctuated throughout with gorgeous photos - it's a delight just to flick through. I'm certainly thinking on moving away from traditional turkey for christmas dinner after reading the Main Event chapter! Basically Nigella has the whole Christmas covered - this will certainly be one of the front runners in my arsenal for dealing with the Christmas season. There is a comprehensive list of suppliers, and, as another reviewer stated, many of the recipes are applicable for other (mainly wintery!) times of the year. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars My christmas resource book!
I love everything on this book, the turkey recipe is the one I make every christmas, tasty and marvelous ideas they al seam to please my family and friends.
Published 12 days ago by Teresa Chagas
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my Best Buys!!
this is my Xmas cooking and entertaining bible, it covers every accept or scenario you can think of for Xams, brilliant starters to share for adults and kids alike. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mrs Amira Helmy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Very very good recipes. Easy transaction and speedy delivery. Hard back with quality cover. Looks great in the kitchen! Not sure the mrs has used it yet, but she will!
Published 1 month ago by DAVID BURGOYNE
2.0 out of 5 stars Uninteresting recipies
Nice recipie ideas but on christmas day some of the food just tasted better using my own techniques and to be honest didnt really like some of her recipies. They tasted a bit odd. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book
This is a great reference book and a lovely book to leaf through and obviously make food from. Really well worth it.
Published 2 months ago by mvbh2009
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous book
This is a wonderful book to read or browse through. I like buying Christmas collections of recipes trying to find the unusual to ring the changes. This does not disappoint.
Published 2 months ago by emayl
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book for Christmas
I have three words for you: Pancetta brussel sprouts!

I adore Nigella's style of cooking it is very non chalant and realistic unlike some other celebrity chefs. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lorien
5.0 out of 5 stars Nigella
Nigella's books are always nice and straightforward. delivery was very quick and i am a happy bunny. roll on next Xmas
Published 3 months ago by Jeanette Price
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Perfection
This book is my christmas cooking bible. This year, for the first time, I attempted Nigellas technique of brining the turkey overnight, and I have to say, it was very well received... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Miss S J Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have book
It is a must have book for all your Christmas food this is the second time I have purchased this book I stuck the pages together on my first book I used it that much.
Published 3 months ago by kathleen brown
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