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Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes

Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes

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By (author) Nigella Lawson

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 273 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 257mm x 28mm | 1,270g
  • Publication date: 2 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 077043701X
  • ISBN 13: 9780770437015
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Illustrations note: 80 4-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
  • Sales rank: 84,121

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"Nigellissima," like the Italian cooking from which it takes its inspiration, is a celebration of food that is fresh, delicious, and unpretentious. Here Nigella Lawson serves up 120 straightforward and mouthwatering recipes that are quick and easy yet elevate weeknight meals into no-fuss feasts. "It was when I was sixteen or seventeen that I decided to be Italian. Not that it was a conscious decision . . . No: I simply felt drawn to Italy," writes Nigella.And so it was that before she was a Food Network star and bestselling cookbook author, Nigella found her way to Florence, where she learned to cook like an Italian. Indeed, Italian cooking is trademark Nigella: light on touch but robust with flavor. With beautiful color photographs to inspire, "Nigellissima" has all the hallmarks of traditional Italian fare in its faithfulness to the freshest ingredients and simplest methods. From pasta and meat to fish, vegetables, and, of course, "dolci," this cook's tour has something for every mood, season, and occasion: Curly-Edged Pasta with Lamb Ragu is the perfect salve for a winter's night, while tangy and light Spaghettini with Lemon and Garlic Breadcrumbs takes just minutes to prepare. Meatzza, the favorite at Nigella's table, is a meatball mixture pressed into a pan and finished with traditional Margherita ingredients--or whatever you may have on hand. And the versatile Baby Eggplant with Oregano and Red Onion works beautifully as a starter or side "or" as dinner sprinkled with ricotta salata or crumbled feta. Here, too, are Green Beans with Pistachio Pesto, Roast Butternut with Sage and Pine Nuts, and fluffy Mascarpone Mash, Nigella's twist on mashed potatoes. Never an afterthought, Nigella's low-maintenance "sweet things" include Instant Chocolate-Orange Mousse; light, doughnut-like Sambuca Kisses; and One-Step No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream, to name just a few. Nigella believes that every ingredient must earn its place in a recipe, and she gives tips and techniques for making the most of your time in the kitchen. For example, a stash of sweet vermouth saves you from opening a bottle when you need just a splash. If a recipe calls for the juice of a lemon, Nigella uses the zest, too--that's where its force and fragrance lie. She guides you to stocking your pantry with a few supermarket ingredients and shows you how to make the most of them for spontaneous meals that taste boldly Italian. " " "Nigellissima" is a love letter to the pleasures of cooking--and eating--the way Italians do. With a nod to the traditional but in Nigella's trademark style, here are recipes that excite the imagination without stressing the cook.

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NIGELLA LAWSON is the bestselling author of eight cookbooks, including "Nigella""Kitchen, ""Nigella Express, " and "Nigella Bites, " which together with her television shows on the Food Network and her iPhone apps have made her a household name around the world. She is also a contributor to "The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature." Nigella lives in London with her family.