"Part of the balance of life lies in understanding that different days require different ways of eating . . ." Whatever the occasion, food-in the making and the eating-should always be pleasurable. Simply Nigella taps into the rhythms of our cooking lives, with recipes that are uncomplicated, relaxed, and yet always satisfying. From quick and calm workday dinners (Miso Salmon; Cauliflower & Cashew Nut Curry) to stress-free ideas when feeding a crowd (Chicken Traybake with Bitter Orange & Fennel) to the instant joy of bowlfood for cozy nights on the sofa (Thai Noodles with Cinnamon and Shrimp), here is food guaranteed to make everyone feel good. Whether you need to create some breathing space at the end of a long week (Asian-Flavored Short Ribs), indulge in a sweet treat (Lemon Pavlova; Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pots) or wake up to a strength-giving breakfast (Toasty Olive Oil Granola), Nigella's new cookbook is filled with recipes destined to become firm favorites. Simply Nigella is the perfect antidote to our busy lives: a calm and glad celebration of food to soothe and uplift.
Nigella Lawson, the international bestselling author of such classic cookbooks as How to Be a Domestic Goddess and Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food, shares recipes of the meals that she loves to cook for friends and family. Warm, comforting, and inspiring, Nigella’s At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking offers a collection of recipes that are simple to prepare, giving you an opportunity to enhance your culinary skills and create a variety of delicious dishes—featuring a host of new ingredients to enrich classic flavors and tastes. From main courses including Chicken Fricassee, Hake with Bacon, Peas and Cider, and Chili Mint Lamb Cutlets through colorful vegetable dishes such as Eastern Mediterranean Chopped Salad and Carrots and Fennel with Harissa to treats of Emergency Brownies, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and White Chocolate Cheesecake, Nigella will help you serve up savory and sweet foods for a fine dining experience straight from your own kitchen. Includes more than 100 color photographs of dishes to whet your appetite.
"A stylish, playful exploration of what digital life is doing to the way we find meaning in the world." —Guardian In Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, Humbert Humbert offers a memorably brief account of his parents’ death: “picnic, lightning.” Picnic Comma Lightning, too, opens with death—that of Laurence Scott’s mother—because, for a philosopher, death raises a profound existential question: How do we know what is real, especially when we have come to question the reality of so many of our day-to-day experiences? Writing from the intersection of philosophy, politics, and memoir, Scott transforms his personal meditation on loss into a beguiling exploration of what it means to exist in the world today. It used to be that our lives were rooted in reasonably solid things: to people, places and memories. Now, in an age of online personas, alternative truths, constant surveillance and an increasingly hysterical news cycle, our realities are becoming flimsier and more vulnerable than ever before. Scott’s far-ranging examination charts the ways our traditional mental models of the world have started to fray. He ponders how ubiquitous cameras reframe our private lives (an event only exists once someone posts the video), how mysterious algorithms undermine our attempts at self-definition through their own data-driven portraits, and what happens in those moments when our illusions about reality are ruptured by incontrovertible facts (like the death of a parent or a bolt of lightning). “A report from the front line of the online generation” (Sunday Times), Picnic Comma Lightning is an essential account of how we’ve started to make sense of our strange new world.
Recipes from the Heart of the Home (Nigella Collection)
Author: Nigella Lawson
Publisher: Random House
Nigella Collection: a vibrant new look for Nigella’s classic cookery books; previously published as KITCHEN. ‘A little pottering in the kitchen gives me that feeling I find so crucial, of being in a fixed, familiar place in a whirling world. So here it is, from my kitchen to yours: cosy, cocooning food.’ The classic family recipe book by Nigella Lawson. Kitchen is packed with feel-good food for cooks and eaters that solves all your everyday cooking quandaries, from what to cook for Sunday lunch or how to give children food they’ll eat, to how to rustle up an impromptu dinner party menu or a gluten-free cake. As well as her mouthwatering recipes, Nigella rounds up her kitchen must-haves: essential kitchen equipment and standby ingredients. With luscious photography, easy family recipes, indulgent food writing 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. Part 1: Kitchen Quandaries What’s for tea? – everyday eating made simple for all ages Hurry up, I’m hungry! – quick meals and easy suppers for those frantic days Easy does it – dinner party ideas that won’t try your temper Cook it better – waste-saving recipes My sweet solution – problem-solving pudding recipes Off the cuff – quick dinner ideas for feasts from the fridge-freezer and store cupboard Part 2: Kitchen Comforts Chicken and its place in my kitchen – chicken recipes to soothe the soul A dream of hearth and home – comforting weekend baking, from muffins and cupcakes to brownies, scones and cakes At my table – steak, casserole, lasagne and much more: easy suppers to share with friends The solace of stirring – finding comfort in risotto The bone collection –ham hocks, spare ribs, braised beef and other meaty treats for the die-hard carnivore Kitchen pickings - easy cocktails and party food The cook’s cure for Sunday-night-itis - cosy and substantial supper ideas that require little effort from the cook
Nigella Christmas comprises reliable, practical, easy-to-follow recipes and inspiring and reassuring advice, presented in a gorgeous package that will make this the ultimate gift to yourself, your family and friends. Nigella Christmas will surely become an all-time perennial favourite, the book we will all reach for – for minimum stress and maximum enjoyment – at holiday season. Recipes include everything from Christmas cakes and puddings to quick homemade presents (cookies and chutneys); food to cook and freeze ahead; oven slow-cooking; “hero” ingredients; as well as party food and drinks. And, of course, exciting and inspiring variations for the Main Event – from traditional turkey, festive ham and special trimmings; to a Swedish or Polish Christmas à la Nigella; to a vegetarian Christmas feast. From the Hardcover edition.
Nigella Collection: a vibrant new look for Nigella’s classic cookery books; previously published as FOREVER SUMMER. ‘The sweetness of new potatoes, fresh peas, broad beans and the grassy herbalness of asparagus make you almost want to skip with summeriness.’ Warm, witty and gloriously indulgent, this is the delectable summer classic from Nigella Lawson (“Queen of the Kitchen” – Observer Food Monthly). Full of irresistible summer recipes, Nigella Summer brings the warmth of a sunny afternoon into your kitchen, all year round. Create delicious family meals and delectable outdoor dinners with Italian recipes, Greek feasts, Moroccan roasts, Mauritian curries and a wide range of luxurious puddings and ice-creams. With luscious photography, easy recipes, witty food writing 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. First course – from simple soups and appetisers to pasta recipes and summery salads Second course – melt-in-the-mouth fish dishes, meat ideas from roasts to kebabs, chicken recipes and a wide range of side dishes and vegetables Puddings – indulgent chocolate desserts, pavlovas and cheesecakes, crumble, ice-cream and more... Drinks – cocktail recipes for those lazy summer evenings
The Domestic Goddess is back--and this time it's instant. Nigella and her style of cooking have earned a special place in our lives, symbolizing all that is best, most pleasurable, most hands-on, and least fussy about good food. But that doesn't mean she wants us to spend hours in the kitchen, slaving over a hot stove. Featuring fabulous fast foods, ingenious shortcuts, terrific time-saving ideas, effortless entertaining tips, and simple, scrumptious meals, Nigella Express is her solution to eating well when time is short. Here are mouthwatering meals, quick to prepare and easy to follow, that you can conjure up after a day in the office or on a busy weekend for family or unexpected guests. This is food you can make as you hit the kitchen running, with vital advice on how to keep your pantry stocked and your freezer and fridge stacked. When time is precious, you can't spend hours shopping, so you need to make life easier by being prepared. Not that these recipes are basic--though they are always simple--but it's important to make every ingredient earn its place, minimizing effort by maximizing taste. Here too is great food that can be prepared quickly but cooked slowly in the oven, leaving you time to have a bath, a drink, talk to friends, or help the children with their homework--minimum stress for maximum enjoyment . . . Nigella Express features a new generation of fast food--never basic, never dull, always doable, quick, and delicious. Featuring recipes seen on Food Network's Nigella Express series.
'It has been said that I will eat anything. That is, of course, nonsense. A fried egg that still has a pool of runny egg white clinging to the yolk is a definite no-no. Still, I must admit that it was with some pride that I read, in one review of my series A Cook on the Wild Side, that I had been given the sobriquet "Hugh Fearlessly Eatsitall"...' For almost two decades Hugh has been writing about food in all its guises. To some, his concept of 'good eating' might seem a bit skewed - he'd always bypass a McBurger in favour of a squirrel sandwich, and make a detour for fresh road kill - but to others he is a shining and shaggy beacon of good sense in a food world gone mad. Armed with a broad mind, a quick wit and a ready appetite, Hugh covers almost every area of global food culture, whether singing the praises of offal; playing 'poisson roulette' with the deadly fugu fish in Tokyo; analysing the tea-dunking qualities of some classic British biscuits; or reminding us that a reindeer isn't just for Christmas, but tasty all year round.
What do the Fab Five from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the Supernanny and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver all have in common? Lifestyle gurus are increasingly intruding on everyday life, directing ordinary people to see themselves as «projects» that can be «made over» through embracing an ethos of relentless self-improvement. Smart Living argues that they represent a new form of popular expertise sweeping the world. Written in a lively and accessible manner, the book examines this cult of expertise across a range of media and cultural sites and offers the reader a range of critical tools for understanding the recent emergence of this popular international phenomenon. Smart Living is a must-read for anyone interested in the relationship between popular media culture and contemporary social life.
Covers the area of feminist media criticism. This edition discusses subjects including, alternative family structures, de-westernizing media studies, industry practices, "Sex and the City", Oprah, and "Buffy."