- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: Chatto & Windus (March 14 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0701169117
- ISBN-13: 978-0701169114
- Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 3.3 x 24.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #129,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food Paperback – Mar 14 2000
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"Her prose is as nourishing as her recipes — it should please mere readers, serious cooks and happy omnivores."
"I love Nigella Lawson's writing and I love her recipes."
"One of the best and most influential of British food writers — bound to become a staple cookbook for a whole generation."
—Ruth Rogers, The River Cafe Cook Book
"Cerebral and scintillating advice — peppered with wit."
"A gloriously sensual wander through the possibilities of food. The recipes read more like seduction than instruction."
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First paperback publication in a high-quality trade paperback edition of Nigella Lawsons hugely successful cookbook. Over 45,000 copies sold in hardback.See all Product description
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On the other hand, the actual recipes (at least the ones I've tried so far, which are quite a few) seem to work, even from the first time you try them. I mention this because I've heard & read all sorts of comments about whether N.Lawson's recipes work or not. Maybe this is because Nigella Lawson has become a celebrity in England--imagine: she writes well, cooks well, & to top all that, she's beautiful too! How can you beat that? This is why 2 camps seem to have emerged--a "pro-Nigella" camp & an "anti-Nigella" camp!! This is all ridiculous, of course. The point is that Nigella Lawson has written, at least in my opinion, one of the best cookbooks of recent years. Down to earth, with good & long-winded explanations, written in a direct, friendly style, with such love for good food that even reading the book makes you want to rush to the kitchen & start creating a feast. "How to eat" is about comfort-eating at its best, & for me at least, it serves as comfort-reading too...
The recipies are fun and well thought of, her Macaronie and Cheese is fabulous, and soo easy! I enjoy laying around the house, sipping tea and reading between the recipies, because that girl has a talent for words. I love this book, she did a great job, as usual.
I'm already very comfortable in the kitchen and with improvisational recipes, but the book is so engaging and well-written, with just enough of a hip, British tone, that it makes the simple seem adventurous and the adventurous seem simple. It made me want to try every recipe.
With great sections on basics (like stock, roast chicken, sweet pastry dough, vinaigrette, etc.), making ahead and feeding kids, the book has tons of recipes and organizational "tips" that help seamlessly integrate the life-affirming and theraputic act of cooking good food with the essential role of mealtime as part of a good life well-lived.
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