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Bake the Book: Nigellissima

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At this point, Nigella Lawson is a household name. But before the television show, or the best-selling cookbooks, there was Italy. Nigellissima is a love letter to the country that inspired her as a chef. More

Lentil and Chestnut Soup

Serious Eats Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

A creamy, slightly nutty soup that's more more complex than it looks. More

Video: 'The Delicious Miss Dahl' on BBC2 with Sophie Dahl

Erin Zimmer 16 comments

If you were ever curious what The BFG author Roald Dahl's granddaughter is up to, she's got a cooking show on BBC2 called The Delicious Miss Dahl. In this episode, 32-year-old former model Sophie Dahl makes an omelette Arnold Bennett inspired by the late English novelist who was apparently a big fan of the fish-and-cheese breakfast. Sophie may have the accent, but she's definitely no Nigella Lawson. More

Tim Burton's White Queen in 'Alice in Wonderland' Inspired by Nigella Lawson

Erin Zimmer 8 comments

In Tim Burton's new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (in theaters March 5) the White Queen, an often eerily grinning character played by Anne Hathaway, is based on cooking show host and cookbook author Nigella Lawson. Watch this clip from the film and see if you can pick up on the Nigella-ness. More

On TV Tonight: Nigella Lawson

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Nightline's "Platelist" series tonight with a segment on Nigella Lawson: "...if you can allow yourself to take pleasure in food then maybe you won't have to do that what's always rather idiotically called 'comfort eating' which is really discomfort eating...." ABC, 11:35 p.m. ET, barring breaking news... More

Cook the Book: 'Nigella Christmas'

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Nigella Lawson might not be a household name here in America but across the pond in Britain she's one of the country's most recognized and beloved food celebrities. Growing up in an affluent political family, Lawson graduated from Oxford with a degree in journalism. She got her start writing cookery columns for Vogue, Gourmet, and Bon Appetit. Her first venture into cookbook writing, How to Eat, cemented her approachable, easy-going, and oftentimes sensual cooking style. Lawson showed her fans it was possible for a working mom (or mum as the case may be) to save time and hassle when cooking without compromising flavor and pleasure. Lawson's celebrity blossomed with the publication of her second book, How to Be a... More

Eat for Eight Bucks: Soba with Mushrooms and a Side of Bok Choy

Serious Eats Robin Bellinger 10 comments

[Photograph: Robin Belinger] Shopping List 1 bunch baby bok choy: $2.00 12-ounce package soba noodles: $0.69 1 pound crimini mushrooms: $3.00 1 ear corn: $0.33 Knob of fresh ginger: $0.25 Cilantro (pro-rated): $0.50 Pantry items: Salt, peanut or olive oil,... More

Cook the Book: Sesame Peanut Noodles

Serious Eats Adam Kuban 2 comments

The week's final recipe from Nigella Express is for a fairly easy sesame-peanut noodle dish. It does have a fair amount of ingredients, so if you're going to make this, make a big batch all at once by doubling the... More

Cook the Book: Tuna and Crab Wraps

Serious Eats Adam Kuban 1 comment

Today's recipe from Nigella Express is for a couple different refreshing wraps--a tuna and a crab wrap. They're obviously great for sack lunches. Win 'Nigella Express' As is always the case with our Cook the Books, we're giving away a... More

Cook the Book: Mexican Chicken Salad with Black Bean Salsa

Serious Eats Adam Kuban 1 comment

Spring's here, it's warming up a bit where I am (at least for now), and that's got me thinking of picnicky foods. Like chicken salad. So for today's recipe from Nigella Express, I'm looking at the Mexican Chicken Salad she's... More

Lamb, Olive, and Caramelized Onion Tagine

Serious Eats Robyn Lee 1 comment

The following recipe is from the March 26 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! In her cookbook Nigella Express, Nigella Lawson teaches you how to make dishes that are easy... More

Cook the Book: Pappardelle with Escarole

Serious Eats Adam Kuban 1 comment

Today's recipe from Nigella Express is for a super easy pappardelle with escarole dish. I've always liked the mixture of a sharp green like escarole along with pasta, and this recipe couldn't be any easier to make than boiling water... More

Cook the Book: Brandied-Bacony Roast Chicken

Serious Eats Adam Kuban 1 comment

The first of this week's recipes from Nigella Express is for a bacon-infused roast chicken. Roast chicken is always pretty easy to make, and this one is no different, except that the little bit of extra work it requires--frying up... More

Cook the Book: Nigella Express

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This week's Cook the Book featured cookbook is Nigella Lawson's Nigella Express. The subtitle of the book is "130 Recipes for Good Food, Fast," and with the exception of a handful of recipes in this title, it's a pretty accurate description—with dishes that are either assembled and finished quickly or those that are assembled quickly and then finished in the oven, allowing the appliance to do most of the work while you lounge or take care of other more pressing matters. Win 'Nigella Express' We'll be excerpting a recipe a day this week as part of our ongoing Cook the Book feature. The first of those will be up shortly, but for now it's time to let you in on... More

Sunday Brunch: Orange French Toast

Serious Eats Ed Levine 1 comment

I've never come across a French toast recipe that I didn't want to try, but I must say that Nigella Lawson's orange French toast recipe sounded particularly yummy. Any old white bread will work fine, but using slices of challah... More

The Barefoot Contessa's Empire

Lia Bulaong 3 comments

Micheline Maynard has a long piece in the NYT today about the mini-empire of Ina Garten, a.k.a. the Barefoot Contessa. It's interesting that she was actually reluctant to do a show herself after her first cookbook took off, because of stressful experiences filming segments for her friend Martha Stewart's show. What changed her mind? "A friend sent her a copy of "Nigella Bites," the television show that starred Nigella Lawson, the popular British cookbook writer and journalist. Ms. Garten said she liked the show, in which Ms. Lawson selected a topic, explained her menu in simple terms and often invited family or friends to sample the results." The Barefoot Contessa show ended up being produced by Rachel Purnell, the same... More

Guinness Cakes For St Patrick's Day

Lia Bulaong 5 comments

Live somewhere with a large population of Irish descent? Chances are pretty good someone you know (or at least the bars around you) will be observing St Patrick's Day this coming weekend. If baking for holidays is your thing, you might want to try Nigella Lawson's recipe for Chocolate Guinness Cake (from her cookbook Feast), as every single blog post I've ever seen about it has raved on about how delicious it is and how it's quite possibly the best chocolate cake ever. If Nigella's frosting of cream cheese, sugar and cream sounds too sweet for you, Maki Itoh makes an Irish Stout Cake with Whiskey-Sour Icing, having reworked a Gary Rhodes recipe and added the icing. I can't... More

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