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Gives you a good feeling,
This review is from: How To Be A Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking (Hardcover)
I have to admit, I'm a great fan of Nigella Lawson's writing & generally of her style. I've dragged "How to eat" from room to room, read it before falling asleep, in bed, used it (& stained it!) for countless dinners with friends & solitary meals, even read it in the bathroom!!
"How to be a domestic goddess" is a kind of follow-up, with the added bonus of wonderful photographs of the desserts. "How to eat" probably took a longer time to write, & in my opinion, it's a difficult book to follow-up on. So it was a smart choice for Nigella Lawosn to go on to something different, to write a whole book just about desserts.
Even though the lay-out of the book may seem a little intimidating at first (& that's probably why other readers have commented that the recipes are difficult & time-consuming)in truth they're so well-described (step by step) that they end up being very easy to make. There are some harder recipes, but even these are presented in such an enthusiastic manner by N.Lawson that you just feel you've GOT to tackle them.
The title of the book is mainly meant as a joke, but I think it also has to do with the pleasure we take from cooking (regardless of being a man or a woman, a person with a family or not). If you see cooking & baking as a hobby, a wonderfully creative activity that can lift the spirits, then this book is meant for you (the same goes for "How to eat" & indeed "Nigella Bites"). It's a little bit like cooking side-by-side with a friend that knows more about these things than you do & makes you feel very comfortable & enthusiastic along the way.