How to be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking (Nigella Collection)

How to be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking (Nigella Collection)

Hardback Chatto & Windus

By (author) Nigella Lawson

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  • Publisher: CHATTO & WINDUS
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 253mm x 30mm | 1,379g
  • Publication date: 10 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0701189142
  • ISBN 13: 9780701189143
  • Sales rank: 31,971

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'This is for those days or evenings when you want to usher a little something out of the kitchen that makes you thrill at the sheer pleasure you've conjured up.' The classic baking bible by Nigella Lawson ("Queen of the Kitchen". (Observer Food Monthly)). This is the book that helped the world rediscover the joys of baking and kick-started the cupcake revolution, from cake shops around the country to The Great British Bake Off. How To Be a Domestic Goddess is not about being a goddess, but about feeling like one. Here is the book that feeds our fantasies, understands our anxieties and puts cakes, pies, pastries, preserves, puddings, bread and biscuits back into our own kitchens. 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. Features: Cakes - from a simple Victoria Sponge to beautiful cupcakes; Biscuits - macaroons, muffins and other indulgent treats; Pies - perfect shortcrust and puff pastry and sweet and savoury recipes; Puddings - crumbles, sponges, trifles and cheesecakes; Chocolate - luscious chocolate recipes for sharing (or not); Children - simple recipes for baking with kids; Christmas - pudding, Christmas cakes, mince pies ...and mulled wine; and Bread - finally, the proof that baking bread can be fun, with easy bread recipes. The Domestic Goddess' Larder - essential preserves, jams, chutneys, curds and pickles that every cook should have.

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'I love Nigella Lawson's writing and I love her recipes' - Delia Smith 'There's an intelligence to the way she writes and she expects a certain intelligence of her readers as well' - Nigel Slater "I am unapologetic about being a home cook rather than a chef. Real cooking, the sort that goes on in homes, does not have to be tricksy or difficult. A dish of chicken poached with leeks and carrots definitely isn't fancy. But it tastes good, and feels essentially nourishing, to both body and soul, to cook and eat. I want you to feel that I'm there with you, in the kitchen, as you cook. My books are the conversations we might be having." Nigella Lawson has written nine bestselling cookery books, including the classics How To Eat and How To Be A Domestic Goddess - the book that launched a thousand cupcakes. These books, her TV series and her Quick Collection apps, have made her a household name around the world. In 2014 she was voted Best Food Personality at the Observer Food Monthly Awards. www.nigella.com @Nigella_Lawson 'Her prose is as nourishing as her recipes' - Salman Rushdie, Observer 'Miss Lawson is the Thinking Person's Cook. She tells stories, she explains why things must be the way she says they must be... enlightenment and sensual pleasure' - Jeanette Winterson, The Times

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"Part of a collection of reissues with stylish redesigned covers... Nigella's millennial masterpiece [is] home baking's sacred text. Not only will you want to eat everything in it, there's a fair chance you'll actually want to cook it too. Most importantly, the recipes are well written and rarely turn out disappointing results." Guardian "Working mothers must give thanks to Nigella... What sets her apart from every other food writer is her empathy with working women and her realism... Every page of How to be a Domestic Goddess is imbued with warmth" The Times "How to Eat was sheer joy... Now she's done it again. If ever baking needed pepping up, Nigella does it" Daily Express "Her prose is as nourishing as her recipes" -- Salman Rushdie Observer "Cerebral and scintillating advice for the hungry, peppered with wit" Sunday Times