Monday, December 15, 2008

Nigella Christmas




I somehow missed that both of my favorite cookbook authors just came out with new books: Jamie Oliver with Jamie's Ministry of food which promptly made the top of my christmas wishlist, and Nigella Lawson with Nigella Christmas which.. I had to order straight away. I love this - it's just as nice as all the other Nigella books (yes, I have the lot, I really like her writing) and I bet it'll be really useful for those with a busy christmas season. And for those of you who don't have that, really - I plan on making many of these things throughout the winter, it's definitely not "just" for christmas. Many of the recipes are suitable all year long. If you're a Nigella fan, this is a must. If you're not, well, then... get something else.

13 comments:

Happy cook said...

In BBC 2 they are showing it today and i am going to watch it.
I don't have the book :-(

aurélie said...

I got the book a few weeks ago and I ahd already tried two recipes: sticky gingerbread et parsleyed fish gratin. Both were a success!!

Pille said...

I ordered both books few weeks ago, too :)
I love the Nigella one - it's full of appealing recipes, but I HATE the fact that it's a lot bigger than all her previous books. I'd love to put it on the shelf next to the others, but it sticks out very badly :(

travelingwilbury said...

Hej!
I am also looking forward for "Nigella Christmas" on BBC2 tonight. I'll definitely tape it!

Susan said...

I am in the USA and I see amazon is selling it for $150. Enjoy your books. Looks like I will need to pass on this one. What makes it so valuable?

Anne said...

Susan, that sounds ridiculous! I paid nowhere near that, it has a regular price. I have no idea what Amazon is up to...

Pille, I totally agree! Same format as before, please!!

And oh, I wish we had BBC2 here..

Husmodern said...

I must say that I'm a bit disappointed in the recipes in Nigellas Christmas. I guess it's because of my own expectations. But she's fabulous and gorgeous as always!

Waspgoddess said...

just to let you all know that you can watch Nigella on BBC iPlayer here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00g6txr/Nigellas_Christmas_Kitchen_Series_1_The_Big_Freeze/

Waspgoddess said...

Ooops! the whole link didn't fit. here is the missing bit:
_Christmas_Kitchen_Series_1_The_Big_Freeze/

Em. said...

I'm watching Nigella's Christmas on BBC2 too; although I've heard the book has alot of 'repeat' recipes in it.
I have Ministry of Food and love it! It's a good everyday cookbook, that doesn't require you to source ingredients from the ends of the earth before cooking.

Anne said...

Waspgoddess - sadly, that only works in the UK :(

Em - good to hear! it's on my christmas list, so I hope Santa is bringing it :)

Christy said...

I got the book a few weeks ago too! I love curling up on the couch with a cup of tea and it. There are quite a few repeats if you do own many of her other books, but still worth it!

Oh, and I got it off Amazon.ca for only $32!

Giulia said...

Hi another Susan in the US here. Re: Nigella's new book. I just looked at amazon.com (US) thinking, oh there must be some problem. Yes, it says $150! I sent an email to them saying/asking, essentially: WHAT???!!! It will be a while before anyone answers (if at all), I'm sure. Will post something if I hear from them. With the economic mess, a jewel-encrusted cover will not sell at that price. I really think there's something off--or they will lower the price. (For now, I'll stick to a few recipes from the Christmas chapter of "Domestic Goddess.")

Anyway, enjoying the blog so much, Anne. Have made a few of your traditional Swedish recipes & they've been a big, big hit. Also, the kittens are adorable & your photos are wonderful.

A merry ciao-meow to all!