Easy Italian-inspired Recipes

Book - 2012
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Nigella, who studied Italian at Oxford, indulges her personal passion for Italy, where she lived, worked and cooked when she was in her 20s, before she was a busy TV star, wife and mother. Nigellissima inspires readers to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen--without needing to source inaccessible ingredients or totally restock the pantry--with her quick, easy recipes and simple techniques that elevate everyday eating into no-fuss feasts.
Nigellissima shows readers how a weeknight dish can be a faithful interpretation of traditional Italian fare without involving numerous steps or ingredients. For example, a lemon, some oil, crushed red pepper flakes and dried oregano can add fire and life to a number of dishes. Or if a recipe calls for the juice of a lemon, use the zest, too, as that's where all its force and fragrance lies. Here are recipes like Italian Roast Chicken with Peppers and Olives; Shortcut Sausage Meatballs; Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon and Arugula; and Nutella Cheesecake--all that can be rustled up pronto!

Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, c2012.
ISBN: 9780307362711
Characteristics: xiii, 273 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tinslay, Petrina


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ksoles Apr 23, 2013

In her latest cookbook, culinary goddess Nigella Lawson highlights Italian-inspired dishes that use traditional ingredients and simple preparation methods. She introduces each recipe in her singular style, describes the rationale for her chosen ingredients and mentions how the dish might differ if cooked in Italy.

While in her late teens, Lawson spent time in Florence working as a chambermaid. There, she learned about Italian cooking from the family's Nonna, who artfully practiced frugal cooking out of necessity. Thus, the recipes in "Nigellissima" remain unpretentious: Shrimp Pasta Rosa, Chorizo & Beans and Apricot Almond Crostata come together with neither fuss nor expense.

Finally, Lawson's introduction reviews several essential ingredients for the Italian pantry, a useful list to compliment the book's 120 recipes and photos. A tavola!

Mar 07, 2013

Newest cookbook from the amazing Nigella Lawson. Gorgeous Photography and Appealing Recipes. Recommend.

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