For Nigella Lawson, celebrated British food writer and food show host, great food is not about cooking but about eating. With her essential cookbook, How to Eat, Nigella shows us how to get the most out of a good meal and in so doing, life itself. Although better equipped than most of us to yield a skillet, Nigella understands her own shortcomings in the kitchen and helps us anticipate and get over our own. In her own words, “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.”
Her easy, conversational style, and a no-nonsense approach make you feel as if she’s right there in the kitchen with you as she shares 350 delicious recipes that range from Lemon Chicken to Children’s Chocolate Mousse. This is a joyous celebration of home-cooked food, simply prepared and presented.
Buy it for the down-to-earth cooking basics (preparing mayonnaise, gravies, stocks, pastries), terrific menu ideas (serious lunch for 8—no hostages, tarted-up homey dinner for 6), delectably simple recipes (the tenderest chicken, chocolate raspberry pudding cake), wonderful tips (sections on feeding babies and small children, low-fat cooking, emergency pantry items), and keep it close at hand in the kitchen. Buy another copy to keep by your bedside, and lie back and enjoy her good wit and heartwarming prose.
“This book shouldn’t be called How to Eat, but How to Live”—Candice Bergen
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