Nigella Express

130 Recipes for Good Food Fast
by Nigella Lawson

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.

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Posted by Food Junkie on November 15, 2007
Categories - Celebrity Chef, Restaurant, Quick & Easy, Basic

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Sheila February 29, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Tried Nigella’s cheddar cheese risotto from this book the other day. Brilliant!


Rhea A. Vallar July 31, 2008 at 2:43 pm

i love nigella’s recipes. its quick and healthy. i always watch her on tv. i love the way she handles the food and manage her time with her family at the same time.
more power to her.

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Rhea A. Vallar July 31, 2008 at 3:16 pm

Nigella projects the image of a complete and a perfect housewife. i want to be like her. She cooks with no stress at all and always put a smile on her face.And all her kitchen wares are wonderful. I wish i also have some of those.


Debra Peters September 30, 2009 at 3:24 pm

So excited to get the book after watching all her shows, unfortunately, bitterly disappointed with my first trail recipe for Macaroni Cheese, should have been simple but was dry and chewy, no shortcuts for a bechamel sauce I guess!!


Anne Pinder January 24, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I am visiting the US from England & need to know the american chocolate that is in the “Ice Cream Cake” in the express book. Your help is much appreciated – Anne


Food Junkie February 4, 2010 at 3:25 pm

if you like to read Nigella, then you must try Domestic Goddess and How to Eat, she’s in her finest form.


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