Feast: Food that Celebrates Life

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Random House, Dec 20, 2011 - Cooking - 480 pages
23 Reviews

‘Food is the vital way we celebrate anything that matters. It’s how we mark the connections between us; how we celebrate life.’

A feast for the eyes and the senses, Feast is a must for every kitchen, in the tradition of Nigella’s classic How to Eat. Whether you’re hosting Christmas dinner, planning a wedding or having a children’s party, you’ll find a deliciously simple recipe for any occasion.

With warm and witty food writing, clear recipes and ingredients lists 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.

Thanksgiving and Christmas – turkey and ham, mince pies and Christmas cake... and everything in between

New Year – indulgent dinner menus for friends and family

Meatless feasts – mouthwatering vegetarian recipes that everyone will love

Valentine’s day – romantic dinner ideas for two

Easter – slow-cooked lamb, hot cross buns and indulgent baking

Passover – Seder night suppers and feasts

Breakfast – something delicious for everyone, from how to boil eggs to morning muffins

Kitchen feasts – everyday celebrations: suppers for friends and family meals

Kiddie feast – delicious and healthy recipes for kids

Chocolate cake hall of fame – a chocolate cake recipe for every occasion

Eid – a fast-breaking curry banquet of Mughlai chicken curry, pheasant and lamb

Breakfast – something delicious for everyone, from how to boil eggs to morning muffins

Ultimate feasts –roast chicken, homemade burgers, steak, apple pie and other home comforts

[Hallowe’en – party food] and spooky treats

Rosh Hashana – food for sharing to celebrate the Jewish New Year

A Venetian feast – glorious Italian recipes for the ultimate banquet

Festival of lights – indulgent baking recipes for a happy Hannukah

Partytime – party food ideas that go beyond the sausage roll

Midnight feast – deliciously easy recipes to satisfy those late-night cravings, from carbonara to alcoholic hot chocolate

Wedding feast – wedding ideas for the perfect banquet

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Review: Feast: Food to Celebrate Life

User Review  - Cheryl - Goodreads

I love Nigella's books as I adore a coook book with narrative. I picked this up from a friends book shelf one lazy Sunday after brunch and will have to get a copy for my own. Wonderfully written, wide ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nathan Burgoine - Goodreads

In 'Feast,' Nigella Lawson takes you on a tour of her recipes in a way that reads like many travelogues tell you about places - with stories, rich description, and colourful events. You feel like ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

‘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.



‘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

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