'I Love Nigella Lawson's writing and I love her recipes, ' Delia Smith First paperback publication - in a high-quality trade paperback edition - of Nigella Lawson's hugely successful cookbook. Over 45, 000 copies sold in hardback.
'The Great British Culinary Renaissance we hear so much about may have done many things - given us extra virgin olive oil, better restaurants and gastroporn - but what is hasn't done is teach us how to cook'. How To Eat is a book that does: part recipe collection, part culinary manifesto and part evocation of the pleasures of eating, it has hundreds of recipes and menus, but more than that, it encourages you to see cooking in context and, most important, to acquire a real understanding.
It covers kitchen basics, children's food, everyday cooking, weekend lunch, the last-minute dinner party - and much more. But at its heart, it is about a feeling for food, a book to be read as well as cooked from. How To Eat is a book that wrests cooking back from the professional kitchens and the trendy menus to give confidence back to the ordinary, unexpert home cook. Unique, invaluable, comprehensive, this is a celebration of good food and an utterly modern kitchen vade mecum.
About the Author
'I love Nigella Lawson's writing and I love her recipes' - Delia Smith 'There's an intelligence to the way she writes and she expects a certain intelligence of her readers as well' - Nigel Slater "I am unapologetic about being a home cook rather than a chef. Real cooking, the sort that goes on in homes, does not have to be tricksy or difficult. A dish of chicken poached with leeks and carrots definitely isn't fancy. But it tastes good, and feels essentially nourishing, to both body and soul, to cook and eat.
I want you to feel that I'm there with you, in the kitchen, as you cook. My books are the conversations we might be having." Nigella Lawson has written nine bestselling cookery books, including the classics How To Eat and How to Be A Domestic Goddess - the book that launched a thousand cupcakes. These books, her TV series and her Quick Collection apps, have made her a household name around the world. In 2013 she was one of the Observer Food Monthly's ten Chefs of the Decade.
"Nigella Lawson is one of the best and most influential of British food writers ... The staple cookbook for a whole generation" -- Ruth Rogers, co-author of The River Cafe Cookbook
"My kitchen bible to this day... You made me realise that every meal is a celebration. You didn't teach me how to cook. You taught me how to eat." -- Nigel Slater * Observer *
"How to eat, how to cook, how to write: I want two copies of this book, one to reference in the kitchen and one to read in bed." -- Yotam Ottolenghi
"A classic of the genre: a book that easily gathers both experiences and novice cooks under its wing, with something to teach them all, and a witty confiding manner as it does so. Frankly, no kitchen is complete without." * The Irish Independent *
"How to Eat may just be the best cookery book ever" * Daily Telegraph *