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U.K. celebrity chef Lawson (How to Eat, Nigella Bites, etc.) tackles Christmas in this warm, welcoming collection. Lawson's roundup of updated classics should provide a solid foundation for constructing an elaborate dinner menu or a simple cocktail party; alternately, readers can use one of Nigella's menus, centered around roast turkey, goose, pork or beef-as well as a vegetarian lineup featuring roasted pumpkin stuffed with a ginger and tomato sauce-that come complete with a Martha Stewart-worthy timeline and tips for handling leftovers. Daytime entertainers will appreciate Lawson's ideas for brunch, including an Espresso Martini and Pumpkin Pancakes with Sticky Maple Pecans, as well as recommendations for mulled wine, hot chocolate spiked with peppermint schnapps, and her Poinsettia cocktail, a combination of sparkling wine, Cointreau and cranberry juice. Though bakers may be weary of committing to a fruitcake or the intimidating Buche De Noel cake, Sticky Gingerbread and Lawson's chocolate cake-laced with cinnamon, cloves, and a Cointreau cream frosting-offer toothsome, worry-free alternatives. Gifts are also covered, including Vanilla Sugar, Dried Cherries in Cherry Brandy, infused vodkas and peanut brittle. Lawson's fans and those who've been looking for a solid Christmas cookbook will find this a valuable addition to the bookshelf, but anyone with a reliable Christmastime canon may find it redundant.
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She makes cooking seem like a real pleasure -- Aileen Reed Sunday Telegraph A true cook with a valuable message and a groundbreaking show...she brings to life the sensual aspect of cooking New York Times Just as you'd expect this is the perfect practical survival guide to the festive season, Nigella-style Marie Claire As usual, Nigella presents countless mouthwatering ideas written in her warm, witty style Daily Mail --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Such a interesting and compelling recipe book with gorgeous pictures and delicious recipes. Nigella is a gifted writer with much to say.Published 5 months ago by dlorac
I bought the cookbook for the "Fairy Cakes" but found so much more. Great ideas and recipes for everyday but especially the holidays. Well worth the money.Published 7 months ago by Cay Meadows
If you love nigella and love christmas you'll love this. Great recipes and as always easy to make.Published 7 months ago by RubyMerlot