Nigellissima is an absolutley wonderful cookbook! I have had it for awhile, and only just realized that that I have been cooking habitually from it ever since it was purchased. The results have all been great, and everyone is loving all of the delicious Italian inspired meals! Nigella Lawson is truly a gift to home cooks, her recipes are simple, yes, but they always turn out special as well. They break up the repetition of the working week and allow you to prepare really special dishes when entertaining for freinds or for big specail occasions. Here, we get Italian twists on Nigella's ideas, and they are all fantasitc! The pasta section alone would make this book a keeper. The Pasta with Zucchini reads really simple on the page, but the taste is out of this world! We wolf that one down at least once a week. The Chocolate Olive Oil Cake has become my go to cake for entertaining. It is dead easy to make, but it has such a beautiful texture and real depth of flavor. Meatzza is a firm favorite with the kids and so is the Pasta Risotto with Peas and Pancetta. TheItalian Roast Chicken with eitehr the Saffron Orzotto or the Gnocchi Gratin is the perfect show stopper for entertaining. Other favorites include: Sicilian Past with Tomatoes,Garlic,and Almonds, Yellow Spaghetti, Quick Calabrian Lasgana,Farro Risotto, Spaghettini with Lemon and Garlic Breadcrumbs, Tortelloni Minestrone, Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon and Arugula, Tagliata for Two, Iced Berries with White Chocolate Sauce, Vanilla Mousse with Berries and Pistachios, No Churn Coffee Ice Cream, Yogurt Pot Cake, Apricot and Almond Crostata, Panettone Stuffing Squares, Cinnamon Almond Cake, and No Churn Chestnut Ice Cream. I know this looks like a huge list, but it is an honest account of all the things we have made and enjoyed multiple times. As ever, the writing is witty and engaging, the book has lovely pictures, and the layout is easy to follow. This is a strong offering from one of the world's best food writers. Highly recommended!
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