Author(s): Nigella Lawson
Christmas is a time for family and friends, for tradition and treats. But when the pressure to deliver the perfect Christmas dinner builds up, the festive season can lose its sparkle. Let Nigella come to your rescue, with her glorious celebration of the festive season, full of inspirational ideas, reassuring advice and easy-to-follow, reliable Christmas recipes. Here is everything you need to make your Christmas easy and enjoyable, from party food ideas and scrumptious cakes and puddings to the main event itself - turkey with all the trimmings, a vegetarian Christmas dinner or a wide range of delicious alternatives. With lusciously warm photography, evocative food writing and a beautiful hardback design, this is a book you will treasure for many years as well as a delicious Christmas present for friends and family. Features: The more the merrier - cocktails, canapes and other scrumptious party food; Seasonal support - soups, salads, sauces and serve-later side dishes; Come on over - easy dinner ideas for stress-free suppers with friends; The main event - from traditional roast turkey to the ultimate Christmas pudding ...with all the timings you need for a stress-free Christmas Day; Alternative Christmas dinners - goose, beef, pork and a vegetarian feast; Joy to the world - Christmas baking and sweet treats; All wrapped up - mouthwatering gift ideas for a personal touch; and Christmas brunch - recipes to make Boxing Day special.
'What comes out of your kitchen means more than anything from a shop ever will. The satisfaction of the season can stem from the stove.' Glorious - and easy - meals, snacks and treats that put the joy back into Christmas cooking.
'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 2013 she was one of the Observer Food Monthly's ten Chefs of the Decade. 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