How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food

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John Wiley, 2000 - Cooking - 474 pages
53 Reviews
'Her prose is as nourishing as her recipes . . . a book that should please mere readers as well as serious cooks and happy omnivores.' --Salman Rushdie, Observer Review'If you could have just one food book this year, make it How to Eat.' --Susan Low, Time Out (London)The essential cooking and recipe book for people who love to eat.'Cooking is not about just joining the dots . . . It's about developing an understanding of food, a sense of assurance in the kitchen, about the simple desire to make yourself something to eat. And in cooking . . . you must please yourself to please others.' And so Nigella Lawson begins How to Eat. Already a huge success in Britain, How to Eat is a joyous celebration of home-cooked food, simply prepared and presented. She demonstrates how everyone can explore and enjoy the world of food every day--whether it's fitting cooking into a busy schedule or improvising with whatever ingredients are on hand. With an easy, conversational style, she shares 350 simple recipes that range from lemon chicken to children's chocolate mousse.Chapters include meals for one and two, low fat cooking, weekend dining, and cooking for babies and small children.Nigella Lawson (London, UK), a former columnist for London's Evening Standard and the Times, is a columnist for Talk magazine, a freelance journalist for Vogue magazine, and a broadcaster for two British network television programs.

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She is entertaining and full of great recipes too! - Goodreads
Excellent layout for a modern cookbook. - Goodreads
Correct and appropriate tips that you can never Forget. - Goodreads
How meals can be managed and combination Foods - Goodreads
Nigella is a cookery writer rather than a chef. - Goodreads

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A much more accessible, all-encompassing book about food, from basics to planning full meals, from the goddess herself. Read full review

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User Review  - Beverly - Goodreads

The majority of the recipes sound really tasty, but there wasn't anything new or surprising to me in her recipes. It's kind of an updated, British, Joy of Cooking-type cookbook. Very useful for daily home cooking, not too exciting when you want to challenge yourself. Read full review

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Contents

Glossary
457
Bibliography
463
Mayonnaise 12
2
Bechamel 19
9
Birthday Cake
25
Real Custard
32
Rich Pastry Dough
38
Asparagus
45
Cherried and Chickpead Couscous
86
Weekend Lunch
94
Sticky Chocolate Pudding
200
Chicken Stew with Couscous
207
Minestrone
215
Poires Belle Helene
221
Crab and Saffron Tart
227
Basil Oil
233

Cooking
67
Annas Chickpea and Pasta Soup
79
Baked Veal and Ham Pasta
87
Cawl
94
Beef Stew with Anchovies and Thyme
100
Onion Mush
106
Quince Syllabub
113
One and
23
Shrimp with Garlic and Chili Pepper
29
Chicken with Morels 135
35
Pea Souffle 142
42
Salad 161
61
Red Mullet with Garlic and Rosemary
68
Roast Cod with Pea Puree 175
75
Salsa Verde 181
4
GussiedUp Ice Cream 183
80
Lemon Pie
272
Gigot Boulangere
278
Red Cabbage Cooked in the Viennese
284
Pigs Bum
291
Dinner
298
Shrimp and Eggplant Crostini
304
Rhubarb Ice Cream
310
Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Cake
316
Mixed Mushrooms
355
Involtini
361
Aromatic Chili Beef Noodle Soup
381
Thai Clam Pot
387
Linguine with Crab
393
Char Siu
399
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About the author (2000)

NIGELLA LAWSON, a former columnist for London’s Evening Standard and the Times, is a columnist for Talk magazine, a freelance journalist for Vogue magazine, and a broadcaster for two British network television programs.

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