The recipes are suitably divine, covering cakes, biscuits, pies, puddings, breads, with special sections on cooking for (and by) children and Christmas. Most are sweet, though there is a choice selection of savoury pies and puddings--Pizza Rustica, Steak and Kidney Pudding, Cornish Pasties. The sweet things range from the airy elegance of Pistachio Macaroons, through the luscious spiciness of Norwegian Cinnamon Buns, to the trailer-trashiness of Coca-Cola Cake.
Nigella Lawson's poise never falters, whether she is discussing serving mulled wine with mince pies ("Don't fight it") or a strange passion-fruit liqueur required for one of her trifles ("the most divinely camp liqueur you could ever come across"). She plays a kind of game with her readers, insisting constantly on her greed, but really invoking our own. What a fascinating book: hints of obsessiveness revealed behind the beautifully projected personality of a laid-back voluptuary.--Robin Davidson --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Fab book with easy recipes, no fuss, store cupboard ingredients and delicious tasting results. I bought mine used from one of the Amazon approved retailers for an absolute fraction... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Bought to replace the book, which I leant to someone and have never seen again (no more book lending!). A favourite of mine and now my daughter's, real comfort food.Published 2 months ago by Gadget girl
you don't even have to actually do any of the recipes to enjoy this book! Nigella's unique writing style, her humour and her original take on life and life in the kitchen, are what... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dafni
She is so good and her recipes are so inspiring.......... !!!love it love it!!!Published 3 months ago by Ms JJ McIntosh
a great book, came a week before the estimated delivery datePublished 3 months ago by Erika Kupyrova