Nigella Express: Good Food Fast by Nigella Lawson

Nigella Express: Good Food Fast

byNigella Lawson

Kobo ebook | November 30, 2011

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Nigella Lawson and her style of cookery have earned a special place in our lives, symbolizing all that is best, most pleasurable, most hands-on and least fussy about good food. But that doesn’t mean she wants us to spend hours in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove.

Featuring fabulous fast foods, ingenious short cuts, terrific time-saving ideas and easy, delicious meals, Nigella Express is her solution to eating well when time is short. Here are mouthwatering recipes, quick to prepare and easy to follow, that you can conjure up after a long day in the office or on a busy weekend. When time is precious, you can’t spend hours shopping or cooking, so you need to make life easier by being prepared. This is food you can make as you hit the kitchen running, with vital tips on how to keep your store cupboard stocked, and your fridge and freezer stacked. Not that the recipes are basic–though they are always simple–but it’s important to make every ingredient earn its place in a recipe. Minimize effort by maximizing taste. And here, too, is great food that can be prepared quickly but cooked slowly in the oven, leaving you time to have a bath or a drink, talk to friends or do homework with your children. It’s minimum stress for maximum enjoyment.

This is a new generation of fast food–never basic, never dull, always do-able, quick and delicious.The Domestic Goddess is back and this time it’s instant.

From the Hardcover edition.

She is one of Britain's most recognized culinary personalities & the food editor for British Vogue. Her first book, How to Eat, was published to huge acclaim & was the basis for a television series in England. She has been profiled in Gourmet magazine & writes regularly for the London Observer. She lives in London.
Title:Nigella Express: Good Food FastFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 30, 2011Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307363961

ISBN - 13:9780307363961

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meh There are better cookbooks out there. And of all our cookbooks, we've used this the least. We got this on sale so we don't feel THAT bad. It's stopped us from buying her other books though.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not her best work Only for her die-hard fans.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good I already owned several of her books but decided that any Nigella type of meal that can be made quickly has to be good. And it is good. My only complaint, and this is purely personal, is that she uses a lot of chilies in her recipes and I do not like them. A couple of her recipes are real stunners.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from E-book Failure I only give this one star because I cannot give it anything lower. This is not to say it is a bad book. I actually have no clue if it is good or bad and that is where the problem lies. I attempted to get a preview of this in E-book form. Unfortunately for anyone that would like to do this, the preview cuts off before you have access to a single recipe. Fortunately we have the complete index to scroll through and a picture of the author before we realize that what we have downloaded was a huge waste of time. This is a colossal fail on the part of whoever formatted the E-book preview. I would probably have bought the book if it hadn't been for this because I like the idea of it but I personally need at least one recipe to look at to determine if the book represents the food that I have available in my local area and my style of cooking. I realize that this is very harsh but I'm hopeful that this review will cause a change in the way that recipe book previews are formatted.
Date published: 2014-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nigella's delights I love Nigella Lawson's writing as much as I enjoy reading and trying her recipes. She is so honest in admitting her own contradictions, e.g., she often repeats easy, favourite recipes when pressed for time. The big message of this book is a well-stocked pantry of condiments, spices and storage items such as shallots, garlic, ginger, etc. These are the ingredients that 'ring the changes' from recipe to recipe. Express cooking doesn't mean boring or timing recipes as North American cooking mavens do. I love reading her introductions to recipes. Her prose is breezy, elegant and informative, all at the same time.
Date published: 2010-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Read Nigella’s fast food is luscious, rich and runs the gambit from everyday fare to fancy.
Date published: 2008-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a beautiful book with fantastic quick and easy recipes! This beautiful book is filled with quick, easy, and delicious recipes. Nigella writes like she speaks and her descriptions and forwards are an amusing bonus to the recipes. I recommend this book for anyone who is pressed for time (all of us) and doesn't like to sacrifice taste for simplicity.
Date published: 2008-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book but... It has all the elements of a very good cook book. Beautiful pictures and great recipes. Unfortunately, the recipes use metric measures. If you are not used to cooking that way, it's not very practical.
Date published: 2007-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thanks For Anither Great Book Nigella Yet another fabulous book from Nigella! Apart from the beautiful pink and grey presentaion with wonderful retro pictures.The actual content and concept of this book is fantastic. I have two children who love tasty food (who doesn't?) and I needed some new ideas for quick meals! You will find plenty of them in this book and your kids will love trying out some new flavours!! Popular with my two are the white bean mash, chicken schnitzel with bacon and green eggs and ham (frequently accompanied by the Dr Seuss story of the same name!). Don't be put off by the "Express" element of the title! This is a great book with just enough Nigella chat to also make it a good read when you're not cooking.
Date published: 2007-10-25