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Nigella Express a book that offers fantastic looking recipes for even the novice to try
Nigella Express - Nigella Lawson
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Nigella Express - Nigella Lawson
Advantages: Easy step by step recipes and the opportunity to see what it should look like!
Disadvantages: RSP - £25. Recipes include expensive ingredients beyond the average budget - eg venison
Nigella Express is the latest addition my wife has made to the collection of cookery books she has built up and is on sale through Amazon for a minimum of £5.57 + shipping dependent on seller and condition. It was originally published on 7 September 2007 by Chatto and Windus with a recommended book price of £25.
We bought our copy purely by chance while visiting my bank and our mortgage provider a month ago which came from the British Heart Foundation charity shop for a mere £1.75 - bargain if ever I saw one and the book was in excellent condition and on offer for 50% of the ticket price! What more could I say, Sue (my wife) could have bitten my hand off as she reached into her purse and walking away as if she was the cat that got the cream.
Sue loves watching cookery programmes on tv especially The Great British Bake Off, anything by Nigel Slater, Nigella Lawson, Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall and the likes of Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay that she likes watching but thinks are.... (unprintable)
Sue's love of cookery books does not always reach the try it and see stage as she loves reading them and trying to understand the recipes. It's also about how tempting the pictures are and how easy or complicated the recipe is to follow or the range of ingredients needed to create them.
Nigella Express is a book of some 400 pages and is split in to 13 separate sections with an introduction, acknowledgements and standard index section where you can locate the individual recipes on offer in this book. The sections are:
Everyday Easy - Speedy suppers day in, day out
Workday Winners - Weekday entertaining made easy
Retro Rapido - time-warp favourites given the express twist
Get Up And Go - Breakfast at breakneck speed
Quick Quick Slow - Prepare ahead to save time
Against The Clock - No time? No problem
Instant Calmer - Superfast soul food
Razzle Dazzle - Give a party pronto!
Speedy Gonzales - Mexican-inspired moments
On The Run - Food for eating on the hoof: packed lunches and picnics
Hey Presto - Instant Italian
Holiday Snaps - Christmas quickies
Storecupboard SOS - How to cope when there's no time to go shopping
There are tempting treats on offer throughout the book and some that would be a little out of our price range to buy ingredients. Some of the many that are on offer (but not tried) include Anglo-Asian Lamb salad, Red Prawn and Mango Curry, Rhubarb and Custard Gelato, Potato and Mushroom Gratin, Seared Salmon with Singapore Noodles, Eton Mess, Caribbean Creams, Chocolate Mint Cookies, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake (which Sue is actually cooking today), Maple Chicken 'N' Ribs, No Churn Pomegranate Ice Cream, Forgotten Pudding, Scallops and Chorizo, Instant Chocolate Mousse, Jumbleberry Crumble, Quesadillas, Buttermilk Roast Chicken, Mincemeat Parcels with Bourbon Butter.
In fact this is almost like a who's who of cooking with each recipe shown alongside the finished product that just tempts you to go and try them. Certainly over the coming months I know Sue will try at least some of these recipes and I'm sure we will find they are as delicious as they look. Each chapter has its own introduction and recipes are in very brief step by step instructions.
Whilst I do not believe in paying full price for a book (unless you really have to) I would certainly recommend Nigella Express as an addition to your cookery book collection. There is certainly something in this book that you will like and want to try. The recipes are always intended to be simple to follow even for the most novice of chef!
Summary: Nigella Express is an early book written by Nigella Lawson, worth acquiring and has tempting recipes
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