Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration

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Random House, Sep 13, 2012 - Cooking - 288 pages

Nigella Collection: a vibrant new look for Nigella’s classic cookery books.

This book is borne out of my long love affair with Italy – one that started as a heady teen romance and has weathered the ensuing years intact.

Nigellissima is a celebration of fresh, tasty and unpretentious cooking, inspired by Nigella’s experiences of living, working and learning to cook in Italy.

In 120 quick and easy recipes, Nigella shows you why Italian food has conquered the world, from sunny pasta dishes to rich lasagne and meats, with indulgent ice cream, cakes and puddings and perfect party food.

With warm and witty food writing, mouthwatering photography and a beautiful hardback design, this is a book you will treasure for many years as well as a delicious gift for friends and family.

Pasta – delicious new twists on spaghetti, risotto, lasagne and other favourites
Flesh, fish and fowl – easy meat dishes, chicken recipes and succulent fish
Vegetables and sides – tempting vegetable dishes, salads and potato recipes for any occasion
Sweet things – panna cotta, ice cream and gorgeous Italian baking
An Italian-inspired Christmas – roast turkey, puddings and all the trimmings... Christmas dinner with a Mediterranean twist

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About the author (2012)

‘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 2014 she was voted Best Food Personality at the Observer Food Monthly Awards.

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‘Her prose is as nourishing as her recipes’ – Salman Rushdie, Observer

‘Miss Lawson is the Thinking Person’s Cook. She tells stories, she explains why things must be the way she says they must be... enlightenment and sensual pleasure’ – Jeanette Winterson, The Times