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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus (6 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0701181842
  • ISBN-13: 978-0701181840
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 3.1 x 25.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (323 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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'Nigella has a warm heart, a fabulous 32G bosom and an impressive bank account. She is a Superwoman for the 21st Century' -- Daily Mail

'One of the appealing things about Nigella's brief introductions to each of them is that she thinks not just as a cook, but as a eater...' -- Observer

'full of wonderful, quick ideas with that typical mix of nostalgic, eclectic and delicious that you expect from Nigella'
-- Easy Living

`Finger Lickin' Good' -- Esquire

`busy women everywhere will appreciate a copy of the Domestic Goddess's latest offering... full of practical recipes' -- She magazine

`full of clever ideas...it's beautifully and inspirationally written' -- Women & Home magazine

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Real food for everyday homes, from easy family meals to effortless entertaining. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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103 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Kim Busby on 11 Mar. 2008
Format: Hardcover
I am a huge fan of cooking and I'm at my happiest when I am in the kitchen, whizzing up gourmet meals for ten dinner guests. However, I also have a toddler, baby and husband to feed every evening. Not only is time precious, but the food has to be tasty to be accepted!

Cue Nigella Express.
I have made dozens of recipes from this book and so far every single one of them has worked, and has been praised and revered by all who have sampled them. The Tiramisu is one of the best I have ever eaten, and it's one of my favourite desserts. The black beans with tuna is to die for, as are the chickpeas with rocket and sherry. I have to admit that my husband and toddler looked at me like I'd gone mad when I presented them with a bowl of chickpeas for dinner. But ten minutes, and two full bellies later, they admitted that it was stunningly good.

Fab, fab, fab is all I can say. Don't even think about not buying it!!!
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Annie on 3 Nov. 2007
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I was wary of buying this. How many Nigella cookery books does one need? (I have them all.) But this is brilliant. Because they're all quick recipes, you know you can just read them before making and won't get to the end of the recipe and find it says "best made 24 hours before eating". Some of the recipes aren't super healthy, but if you like to eat healthily just avoid them. I've heard some (the croissant pudding) don't work, but all the ones I've tried have. There's a superb smoked trout pate recipe in there, ditto mirin glazed salmon that I've made many times. And a lovely loaf recipe that's wholesome, uses yeast but involves no proving. Genius! I really recommend this book to everyone, but especially those with little time on their hands as this is fab, fast, food.
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73 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Sukie VINE VOICE on 19 Sept. 2007
Format: Hardcover
One word describes this book for me...YUM. From the gorgeous design to the mouth-watering photos to the chatty style of Nigella Lawson's writing...this is a book to sit and read for pleasure, as much as it is a 'recipe book' to be instructed by.

There are thirteen sections to the book, with chapters covering speedy entertaining, breakfast in a hurry, superfast soul food, instant Italian etc. There's a good range of recipes with starters, snacks, drinks and puddings all getting plentiful coverage. (The desserts - including Irish Cream Tiramisu, Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ginger Passionfruit Trifle and many more make this book worth the cover price alone!)
The one thing I'm not keen on is the occasional snap of Nigella in her pjs but I'm still going to give it five stars. Delicious!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lis247 on 1 Aug. 2011
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As a classically trained cook the TV series originally annoyed me as fast food express style by NIgella involved lots of expensive ingredients and opening packets of lovely expensive things from the expansively stocked larder/freezer/fridge with access to fabulous food shops. I would like to buy a huge tub of white crabmeat to make the wonderful crab and avocado wraps but it would be about £[] from my fishmonger. A very luxurious snack, canape and one I would love to try if offered.

So I didn't buy the book, but a busy Mum chum did and lived by the recipes and loved the book launch too and always does the spiced nuts for nibbles and at short notice for chums. I have a number of other Nigella books which I love and the baking works in my antique range and I love the new (2011) book - another chum went to the launch and loved it and has all NIgella books and lent me Nigella Bites as we wrangled over another baking dilemma.

Having re-seen the Express series on Satellite TV recently I am still annoyed by the expensive but fast ingredients, but I have mellowed and have seen the series a couple of times on recorded playback whilst looking after a convalescing dog and enjoyed them, I then bought the book secondhand from Amazon Bookstore, I wish I had bought it earlier.

I have done the lovely sticky ribs that sat in a plastic bag in the fridge for a day or so, I am going to try the nuts, and some of the Tex-Mex and Italian items, there are a number of recipes with ingredients that just don't appeal to me/family and some of those were heavily featured in the TV Series - White Chocolate Mint Mousse and Roquamole and Lamb Tagine - I am not a chocoholic and Guacamole I love as it is and as the only Roquefort fan in the family, its a treat just to have some at all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer of AMAZON-UK! on 10 Sept. 2007
Format: Hardcover
...and Nigella explains her reasons for this book:

'This is, as the title makes clear, a book about fast food, but it is a book about fast food for those who love eating. Perhaps that's self-evident: How could I write any other sort?...
But, here's the main problem : the day doesn't have enough gaps in it for me to do much shopping and the evening - what with the battles over homework, the still unchecked-off list of things I was meant to do, the calls I was supposed to return - doesn't yield much time to cook.
But I must eat, and I must eat well - or else what is the point of it all?...
I could go on, but in the interest of brevity and the 'Express' spirit, it seems only right to cut straight to the chase.
The recipes that follow are not simply quick to cook, they attempt to make the whole of your cooking life - and as a consequence, all of your life - easier...
Good Food Fast.
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