How to Eat

How to Eat

The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food

Book - 2000
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"A chatty, sometimes cheeky,celebration of home-cooked meals."
-- USA Today

Through her wildly popular television shows, her five bestselling cookbooks, her line of kitchenware, and her frequent media appearances, Nigella Lawson has emerged as one of the food world's most seductive personalities. How to Eat is the book that started it all--Nigella's signature, all-purpose cookbook, brimming with easygoing mealtime strategies and 350 mouthwatering recipes, from a truly sublime Tarragon French Roast Chicken to a totally decadent Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Cake. Here is Nigella's total (and totally irresistible) approach to food--the book that lays bare her secrets for finding pleasure in the simple things that we cook and eat every day.

"[Nigella] brings you into her life and tells you how she thinks about food, how meals come together in her head . . . and how she cooks for family and friends . . . A breakthrough . . . with hundreds of appealing and accessible recipes."
--Amanda Hesser, The New York Times

"Nigella Lawson serves up irony and sensuality with her comforting recipes . . . the Queen of Come-On Cooking."
-- Los Angeles Times

"Nigella Lawson is, whisks down, Britain's funniest and sexiest food writer, a raconteur who is delicious whether detailing every step on the way towards a heavenly roast chicken and root vegetable couscous or explaining why 'cooking is not just about joining the dots.'"
--Richard Story, Vogue magazine

Publisher: New York : John Wiley, 2000
ISBN: 9780470173541
Branch Call Number: Cooking 641.5 Law
Additional Contributors: Boehm, Arthur

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Apr 20, 2013

This is the cookbook I go back to, time after time. If you only have a few cookbooks, this should be one of them.

Nigella's food writing in this volume is extraordinary, but even better, the recipes all work. They are brilliant! I have gotten so many complements on the meals I have made from this volume, more than any other cookbook I own! One of the things I love about this book is how it is organized around seasonal meals, not just individual dishes, and they way it is designed for entertaining. We could all do more of that these days.

The only disappointment is that there are no photos, but the recipes more than make up for it.


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