We love Nigella for her soulful, feel-good comfort food, her cooking evokes happy memories and her love of food is infectious. In Nigella Express, the companion to her Food Network show of the same name, she adds a dash of realism to her solid repertoire and dishes up a selection terrific time-saving meals for busy families. This is fast food for those who love eating and while we may be pressed for time we still want to eat well.
Nigella assures us that when time is of the essence it is all about adapting and improvising, not compromising. As always she says it best, ” the recipes that follow are not simply quick to cook, they attempt to make the whole of your cooking life -and as a consequence all your life – easier”. Some of her ideas for feeding the kids are pure genius; Macaroni and Cheese gets a shortcut by binding huge amounts of cheese with egg evaporated milk so you needn’t bother making a cheese sauce. The recipes are arranged in cleverly titled and organized sections, however, she encourages us not to be confined by them. “Read, browse, sample, fiddle about as you see fit. As in cooking son in life: we muddle through as best we can and this is what Nigella Express is all about.”
Nigella has our best interests at heart here and her aim with this book is to help you get the best possible meal on the table with the least fuss. As always her recipes are neatly wrapped up in beautiful prose and with helpful and witty advice. Although she may not live like the rest of us she is a working mother and knows all too well how a busy day can play havoc with mealtime. Her recipes offer both solutions and inspiration.
Categories - Celebrity Chef, Restaurant, Quick & Easy, Basic