With her passionate approach to food -- both preparing and eating it -- and rugged, rich recipes, British gourmet goddess Nigella Lawson has given a kick to American kitchens with her popular television show, Nigella Bites, and her series of quirky cookbooks.
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Nigella Lawson at Barnes & Noble.
Date of Birth:
January 6, 1960
Place of Birth:
Degree in Modern and Medieval Languages, Oxford University, 1979
British Book Award for How to Eat, 1998; British Book Award for Author of the Year, 2000
Nigella Lawson's official web site
|Lawson's Latest||Published Works|
|Feast: Food to Celebrate Life|
Nigella is celebrating life -- and you're invited! Feast, Nigella's most festive book yet, offers savory, spicy, and delicious recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, Eid, New Year's, Passover, Easter gatherings, and any time you want to celebrate food and life.
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How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food (2000)|
How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking (2001)
Nigella Bites (2002)
Forever Summer: Fresh, Irresistible Cooking All Year Round (2003)
Feast: Food to Celebrate Life (2004)
Nigella Express (2007)
Nigella Lawson chronology
|Feel the Fat and Chew It Anyway|
|“In a way, to be afraid of fat is to be afraid of food," Lawson told Business Week in 2002. "And to be afraid of food is to be afraid of life. I think good butter, good milk, and good eggs are things we should be grateful for in life. I sort of feel: Everything in moderation and occasional excess."|
|The Best Book to Read First||Domestic Diva|
|How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food|
The New York Times called this book “in many ways a breakthrough,” for its reverent, enthusiastic, and realistic details on the basics of enjoying food and preparing it, whether you’re feeding the kids or making yourself a treat. Why bother cooking at all? Lawson answers the question.
|How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking|
In the introduction to this volume focusing on baking and comfort foods, Lawson explains that, when exploring the culinary arts, "we don't want to feel stressed and over-stretched, but like a domestic goddess, trailing nutmeggy fumes of baking pie in our languorous wake."
|Photo by Sean Gleason, British Vogue/The Conde Nast Publications Ltd.||