5 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Trick or Treat?,
This review is from: Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities (Hardcover)
I'm a Nigella fan and like her no-nonsense approach to cooking despite her somewhat florid prose. This book does exactly what it says on the cover and contains plenty of indulgent recipes for the festive season which are easy to follow and beautifully photographed. However, as other reviewer's have said there are a lot of familiar Nigella recipes here with a few tweaks to make them more "Christmassy" She seems to have a particular obsession with cranberries. I'm sure I will be serving a few of these dishes over the holidays but I somehow doubt they will make it an unforgettable Christmas. A triumph of style over substance perhaps? However, this book will make a wonderful Christmas present to cooks of all abilities and tastes, even if they only leave it on the coffee table to be admired.