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Another stunna from Nigella,
This review is from: Feast: Food that Celebrates Life (Hardcover)
Beautifully presented as ever, with a series of compelling menus from which to choose. A significant proportion of the recipes are rehashes or direct copies from older books by La Lawson. However, this doesn't detract from it at all - if anything it's good to see them reworked in new contexts.
The chapter introductions are delightfully written, in what more literary reviewers than I would probably describe as a fresh writing style. I have learnt more from NL about different faiths, countries and peoples than I ever did from a history book or encyclopaedia.
Anyway, back to the cooking: so far not a single recipe has failed. Dinner parties in my neck of the woods are definitely going to be more successful from now on.
I'm also delighted to discover that the cooking times for individual recipes concur exactly with what Nigella suggests, which means that either she has the same cooker has me (which I doubt) or that she and her team have paid particularly close attention to this key detail.
This book deserves to be in everyone's Christmas stocking this year, and no, I don't even mind if that makes its author even more fabulously rich than she already is.