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1.0 out of 5 stars Well really!, 24 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities (Hardcover)
Well really! If this is anything like the tv series Christmas with Nigella dont even go there. Slaving in the kitchen following this!(T V series) You must be joking!!! Add the turkey to a dustbin full of water and add every spice and herb known to man then put the whole lot in the back garden overnight. In our house the urban foxes would devour it or the local hoodies would pinch it!Slaved for hours over bread sauce and "Grannie Lawsons Ginger and bacon stuffing"which was simply inedible!Everything requires ingredints not available outside of London and quite frankly the effort is not worth the reult(give me The Kitchen Diaries-Nigel Slater every time and (ultimate insult to domestic godess) Delia!) Don't even go there unless you have a cook and staff in your home whom you can direct(grannie Lawsons family owned Lyons can you see her slaving over a stove?).
This says it all bought my Nigella (Domestic Godess) from the church jumble sale for 20p I rate this as expensive as I have now given it back!Most of the above applied to this volume.I do watch NL on the box from time to time and marvell that a small talent can be whipped to a frenzy by a lorryload of markrting and PR.The "Emperers Clothes" springs to mind not so with Nigel Slater (honest SIMPLE GOOD food)
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Initial post: 25 Oct 2008 01:14:40 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Feb 2009 10:52:40 GMT
Symmetry says:
What book are you reviewing? There is no such recipe in the book as Grannie Lawsons Ginger and bacon stuffing - possibly you mean gingerbread stuffing? Or, from a different book, Granny Lawson's supper dish? Or even Grandmother's Ginger jam bread and butter pudding? Maybe you should stick to Nigel Slater and Delia.
(Incidentally, the Lawson's didn't own Lyons, Nigella's mother's family did. You really ought to get your facts straight)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Oct 2008 22:41:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Oct 2008 23:35:02 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2008 18:04:08 GMT
The Kitten says:
Oh get over yourself,its only a bit of dinner.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2008 22:29:15 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2008 19:25:54 GMT
The Kitten says:
Hardly interested in the petty rant you posted,if you dont want people to comment on your rant then simply dont review books.
May I suggest you dont WASE your time telling others what to do .

Posted on 1 Nov 2008 16:11:19 GMT
K.J says:
Please read the book, this a a review is next to useless to me or others if you have not!

Posted on 23 Nov 2008 12:42:03 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Nov 2008 12:44:13 GMT
P. Graham says:
"If this is anything like the tv series Christmas with Nigella dont even go there."

I'm not a Nigella fan - too heavy on the makeup and soft-focus - but why comment on a book you haven't read? Doh!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Dec 2008 19:58:18 GMT
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Posted on 3 Jan 2009 12:53:11 GMT
J. White says:
I sometimes really must asked myself why people comment on cook books if they do not even tried it. Slagging off is for me a form of jealousy, nothing else. The breadsauce does not take hours, but I guess you do not like cooking, fair enough therefore you always can stick to ready made meals if its too much work for you.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2009 23:39:57 GMT
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