Nigella Christmas

by Erin

Nigella ChristmasI have a serious girl crush on Nigella Lawson. I adore the tone of her cookbooks and the devil-may-care manner in which she prepares food on her numerous gorgeously styled television programs. Nigella’s cookbooks always present entertaining in such an approachable and anxiety-free way that I’m repeatedly convinced I can host a fabulous dinner party without having a meltdown. I’ve yet to accomplish this feat though. I always have at least one hissy fit at some point before a big party, but a girl can still hope, right?

Nigella Christmas, Lawson’s latest gorgeous volume of recipes, was recently released and I simply can’t put it down. I’ve flipped through the festive pages numerous times over the past weeks and changed my mind about which dishes I hope to prepare for our Christmas dinner on countless occasions. Presently I have my eye on a Tiramisu Layer Cake, a sticky looking Gingerbread, and a decadent Clementine based chutney. Obviously I need to find some sort of protein and vegetables to serve between this array of sweets but I’m certain Nigella has my back.

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1 Maggie December 16, 2009 at 9:47 am

I adore Nigella too. I’ve been hugging her domestic goodness book for the last 24 hours, making marmalades like mad. I must also have this book. It’s just necessary. :)

I’m using her curd recipe too – making clementine curd this weekend!

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2 Lindsey@pickyeatings December 16, 2009 at 10:06 am

I love her as well. I wasn’t sure the first time I saw one of her shows, but she’s just so casual about everything, and I love her descriptors of ingredients and how she uses them. I don’t own any of her cookbooks, but I do lust after them.

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3 Erin December 16, 2009 at 11:44 am

Maggie – Oh! Marmalade. Also a fabulous idea. You’re a Christmas kitchen machine this year. Where do you ever find the time?

Lindsey – You need to ask Santa for one of her books ASAP ;) They seriously something you can curl up on the couch with and just revel in. The way she writes about food is just so elegant. Why can’t I posh and British?! *sigh*

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