Expensive, practical, delicious - the cookery book of the year offers good food for cooks and eaters, with a wealth of photographs from the instructive to the truly glorious. A big, cempendious, confortable, informative and utterly engaging book, Kitchen
brings us feel-good foods for cooks and eaters, wether express-style and exotic-easy during the week, or leisurly and luxuriating at weekends or for occasions.
Divided into two parts - Kitchen Quandries and Kitchen Comforts - Nigella gives us the wherewithal to tackle any situation and satisfy all nourishment needs. But real cooking is often about leftovers, too, so here one recipe can lead to another... This isn't about being thrifty but about demonstrating how recipes come about, and giving new inspiration for last-minute meals.
As well as offering the reader a mouthwatering array of new recipes - from clams with chorizo to Guinness gingerbread, from Asian braised beef to flourless chocolate lime cake. from Pasta alla Genovese to Venetian carrot cake - Nigella rounds up her kitchen kit must-haves and highlights individual ingredients - both basic essentials and modern-day life savers. But above all, she reminds the reader how much pleasure there is to be has in real food, and in reclaimingf the traditional rhythms of the kitchen, as she cooks to the beat of the heart of the home, creating simple recipes to make life less complicated.