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Nigellissima  : Instant Italian Inspiration - Nigella Lawson

Nigellissima

Instant Italian Inspiration

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Instant Italian Inspiration from bestselling food writer Nigella Lawson

Nigella’s mouthwatering dishes have their roots in tradition but take us into fresh territory; knowledge worn light of touch but full on taste. While she stays true to the spirit of Italian cooking, her recipes are always quick and easy, designed to elevate everyday eating into no-fuss feasts for those days when we need to get supper on the table pronto.

Italian food now plays a familiar role in our everyday eating but Nigellissima goes beyond Bolognese to bring to our table 120 inspired recipes – from the crustless Meatzza to Long Fusilli with a no-cook Sicilian sauce (see jacket illustration), Italian Roast Chicken with Peppers and Olives to a Venetian Stew and a One-Step No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream -- in a round-Italy culinary quick cook’s tour that culminates in a festive chapter of party food, with an Italian-inspired Christmas spread as its celebratory centrepiece.

Nigella’s gastronomic heart is in Italy and in Nigellissima she conjures up, with passionate relish, the warmth, the simplicity and the directness of Italian cooking, illustrated here with gorgeous photographs to instruct and delight (and accompanied by a new BBC TV series).

About the Author

Nigella Lawson is the author of bestselling books - How to Eat ('may just be the best cookery book ever' Daily Telegraph), How To Be A Domestic Goddess (British Book Awards 2001), Nigella Bites (WHSmith Award 2002) Forever Summer ('images of warmth and Mediterranean climes' Time Out), Feast, ('a voluptuous and delicious piece of food writing' Guardian), Nigella Express (no. 1 bestseller with over 1 million sales) and Nigella Christmas ('everything to make your Christmas sparkle' Independent) - which, together with her successful TV series (on BBC 2, Channel 4, as well as the American Food Network ) have made hers a household name around the world.

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Nigellissima
 
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  • Easy to understand (5)
  • Great recipes (5)
  • Informative (5)
  • Quality photos (5)
  • Well written (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment ideas (4)
    • Learning new techniques (4)
    • Reference (4)
    • Trying new dishes (4)
    • Becoming inspired (3)

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    5.0

    Fantastic Book

    By Megabux01

    from Adelaide

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Understand
    • Fun
    • Great Recipes
    • Informative
    • Quality Photos
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Becoming Inspired
      • Entertainment Ideas
      • Learning New Techniques
      • Reference
      • Trying New Dishes

      Comments about Nigellissima:

      Beautifully written book by Nigella and I would expect nothing less from her. Highly recommended.

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      5.0

      The Goddess of Cooking

      By spacey

      from Queensland AU

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Understand
      • Fun
      • Great Ideas
      • Great Recipes
      • Informative
      • Quality Photos
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Becoming Inspired
        • Entertainment Ideas
        • Learning New Techniques
        • Reference
        • Trying New Dishes

        Comments about Nigellissima:

        The Goddess doesn't fail to please! Great recipes and a perfect gift for anyone who likes to cook.

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        5.0

        Fanastic Cook Book

        By mcdonnell1330

        from Wingham

        About Me Avid Cook

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        Pros

        • Easy To Understand
        • Fun
        • Great Ideas
        • Great Recipes
        • Informative
        • Quality Photos
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment Ideas
          • Learning New Techniques
          • Trying New Dishes

          Comments about Nigellissima:

          Brillant book great receipies, just loved it.

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          4.0

          As if she wasn't fabulous enough already

          By Sarika

          from City Beach, WA

          About Me Avid Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Understand
          • Fun
          • Great Ideas
          • Great Recipes
          • Informative
          • Quality Photos
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Becoming Inspired
            • Reference

            Comments about Nigellissima:

            This has made a fun addition to my already groaning shelves, laden as they are with Lawson, Kiros and good old Jamie.. Nigella just hits the spot with my ethnically diverse family every time. She writes and presents intelligently, charmingly and always informatively. I can excuse the shiny cover.. the deliciousness within makes up for it.

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            5.0

            Another good one

            By Bernie

            from Richmond NSW AU

            About Me Gourmet Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Add Extras To Vary Recipe
            • Anyone Can Do It
            • Easy To Understand
            • Excellent Gift
            • Great Ideas
            • Great Recipes
            • Informative
            • Love Intro To Each Recipe
            • One To Stay On My Bench
            • Quality Photos
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment Ideas
              • Get Ideas And Vary
              • Learning New Techniques
              • Reference
              • To Inspire Your Mind
              • Trying New Dishes

              Comments about Nigellissima:

              I love the intro before every recipe, Nigella talks to us, about the recipe and explains certain techniques, and what to look out for and any hints that she has to share.It's like a friend has written it to me.
              Love the book.

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              Delivery is one of the best prompt on-line services I have had and always in good condition.

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              Nigellissima takes inspiration from Italian cooking to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen and onto the plate, pronto. At the heart of Italian cookery lies a celebration of food that is fresh, tasty and unpretentious; Nigella Lawson reflects this in recipes that are simple and speedy, elevating everyday eating into no-fuss feasts. Italian food has colonised the world. Nigellissima shows us how and why in over 100 delicious dishes - from telephone-cord pasta with Sicilian pesto to the crustless Meatzza, from Sardinian couscous to Venetian stew, from penne to papardelle, from ragu to risotto, from Italian apple pie and no-churn ices to panna cotta and sambuca kisses - in a round-Italy quickstep that culminates in a festive chapter of party food, with an Italian-inspired Christmas feast as its mouthwatering centrepiece. From the traditional to the unfamiliar, here are recipes to excite the taste buds and the imagination, without stressing the cook. Nigella's gastronomic heart is in Italy, and in this new book she conjures up, with passionate relish, the warmth, simplicity and directness of Italian cooking, with an Anglo-twist. Illustrated with gorgeous photographs to instruct and delight Nigellissima is accompanied by a major new BBC TV series.

              Nigella Lawson

              Nigella Lawson, food enthusiast, television personality and journalist, is the bestselling author of eight books: Nigella Express: Good Food Fast, Feast: Food to Celebrate Life, Nigella Fresh, Nigella Bites, How to Be a Domestic Goddess, How to Eat, which have sold in excess of 6 million copies worldwide, and Nigella Christmas: Food Family Friends Festivities. Her groundbreaking iPhone App debuted in April 2010 and her new book, NIGELLA KITCHEN Recipes From the Heart of the Home, which accompanies her television series of the same name seen on Food Network, is a return to her signature focus on feel-good food for the way we eat today, published by Hyperion in October 2010.

              Nigella’s 2005 book Feast: Food to Celebrate Life inspired Nigella Feasts, which debuted on Food Network in fall 2006. The Domestic Goddess returned in her second Food Network series, Nigella Express, launched in fall 2007 in conjunction with the release of Nigella Express. American audiences also know Nigella as host of Forever Summer with Nigella, her popular cooking/lifestyle series that aired on Style, and Nigella Bites, which aired on E! Entertainment Television and Style.

              In July 2003, Nigella launched Nigella Lawson’s Living Kitchen, a range of kitchen items designed in collaboration with Sebastian Conran, to widespread acclaim in the U.S.

              Nigella was Deputy Literary Editor of The Sunday Times before pursuing a successful freelance career. She has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including The Sunday Times, Evening Standard, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Observer, Times Magazine and in the U.S. for Gourmet and Bon Appétit magazines. She originated the restaurant column in The Spectator and wrote the food column for British Vogue for several years. Nigella also wrote a bi-monthly food column for The New York Times Dining In, Dining Out section.

              Hailed as Author of the Year by the 2001 British Book Awards, Nigella was also named Bon Appétit magazine’s 2002 "Tastemaker of the Year." How to Eat was honored as the 1998 British Books Awards Illustrated Book of the Year, while How to Be a Domestic Goddess was named Cookery Book of the Year by the Guild of Food Writers in 2001. Nigella Bites received the WH Smith Book Awards 2002 Lifestyle Book of the Year, with the cooking series based on the book winning the Gold Ladle for Best Television Food Show from the World Food Media Awards in 2001.

              In 1992, Nigella married the journalist and broadcaster John Diamond. John was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1997 and died in 2001. They had two children together, Cosima and Bruno. Nigella remarried in 2003 and lives in London with husband, Charles Saatchi, and her children.

              Visit Nigella Lawson's Booktopia Author Page


              ISBN: 9780701187330
              ISBN-10: 0701187336
              Audience: General
              Format: Hardcover
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 288
              Published: 18th September 2012
              Publisher: Random House
              Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 22.5  x 2.6
              Weight (kg): 1.29