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Nigella Lucy Lawson is an English food writer, chef and cooking show host. She is the daughter of Nigel Lawson, a former Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Vanessa Lawson, whose family owned the J. Lyons and Co. food and catering business.
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Recipes from the Heart of Singapore
Elizabeth Haigh - Jul 13, 2021
'It's impossible to pinpoint a certain specific cuisine to one region, so when people ask me what type of food is Singaporean, I simply reply with “the delicious type”. Southeast Asian cuisine is a proud mix of migrants and influences from all across Asia, which fuses together to create something even greater than the original.'Meaning 'to eat' or ...
Nigella Lawson
May 19, 2021
@jennylinford @the_modernchef @BloomsburyCooks I adore this book! On CookbookCorner tomorrow...      source
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Adventures with Extremists
Jon Ronson - Jan 07, 2003 (first published in 2001)
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From the bestselling author of The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.A wide variety of extremist groups -- Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis -- share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists...
Nigella Lawson
Apr 11, 2021
Such a wonderful book. I’ve been rereading it - if I can call it that - in audiobook form      source
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Edgar Wright
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Early Morning Riser
A novel
Katherine Heiny - Apr 13, 2021
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Jane easily falls in love with Duncan: he's charming, good-natured, and handsome. He has also slept with nearly every woman in Boyne City, Michigan. Jane sees Duncan's old girlfriends everywhere--at restaurants, at the grocery store, even three towns away. While she may be able to come to terms with dating the world's most prolific seducer of women...
Nigella Lawson
Apr 08, 2021
I loved this book!      source
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The Geometry of Pasta. Caz Hildebrand & Jacob Kenedy
Caz Hildebrand - Sep 01, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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The Italians have a secret. Over the centuries, they have pioneered more than 300 shapes of pasta, each with a history, a story to tell, and an affinity for particular foods. These shapes have evolved alongside the flavors of local ingredients, and the perfect combination can turn an ordinary dish into something sublime. The Geometry of Pasta pairs...
Nigella Lawson
Mar 12, 2021
I love this book!      source
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Ottolenghi Simple
A Cookbook
Yotam Ottolenghi - Oct 16, 2018
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A collection of 130 easy, flavor-forward recipes from beloved chef Yotam Ottolenghi.In Ottolenghi Simple, powerhouse author and chef Yotam Ottolenghi presents 130 streamlined recipes packed with his signature Middle Eastern-inspired flavors. Each dish can be made in 30 minutes or less, with 10 or fewer ingredients, in a single pot, using pantry sta...
Nigella Lawson
Feb 21, 2021
@JaneNapier All of @ottolenghi’s books are wonderful, but I’d say Simple as a first purchase!      source
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Rachel Clarke - Jan 01, 2020
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As a specialist in palliative medicine, Dr Rachel Clarke chooses to inhabit a place many people would find too tragic to contemplate. Every day she tries to bring care and comfort to those reaching the end of their lives and to help make dying more bearable. Rachel's training was put to the test in 2017 when her beloved GP father was diagnosed with...
Nigella Lawson
Jan 25, 2021
@a_mamadebs @doctor_oxford It’s a wonderful book. I loved it      source
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Trisha Greenhalgh
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House of Glass
The Story and Secrets of a Twentieth-Century Jewish Family
Hadley Freeman - Mar 24, 2020
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A writer investigates her family’s secret history, uncovering a story that spans a century, two World Wars, and three generations.Hadley Freeman knew her grandmother Sara lived in France just as Hitler started to gain power, but rarely did anyone in her family talk about it. Long after her grandmother’s death, she found a shoebox tucked in the clos...
Nigella Lawson
Jan 02, 2021
@BexieP @HadleyFreeman I have indeed. I agree that it’s a wonderful book      source
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Simply Fish
Jenny Baker - Jan 01, 1993
Featuring nearly a hundred fish, and shellfish, each one in detail: how to buy it, how to prepare it, and of course, how to cook it....
Nigella Lawson
Dec 03, 2020
@Sathnam @2starsandaswirl I don’t actually know this one, but her fish book and Simple French Cuisine are both great      source
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Simple French Cuisine
From Provence and Languedoc
Jenny Baker - Apr 01, 1991
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With over 200 recipes for vegetarians and meat-eaters, this book adapts French cuisine for use in English kitchens with easily available and seasonal ingredients. There are descriptions of day-to-day cooking in Provence and the author shows how meals can be prepared quickly and efficiently. Jenny Baker is the author of The Student's Cookbook, Veget...
Nigella Lawson
Dec 03, 2020
@Sathnam @2starsandaswirl I don’t actually know this one, but her fish book and Simple French Cuisine are both great      source
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Nobody Will Tell You This But Me
A True (As Told to Me) Story
Bess Kalb - Apr 20, 2021 (first published in 2020)
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: VOGUE - FORBES - BOOKPAGE - NEW YORK POST - WIRED"I have not been as profoundly moved by a book in years." --Jodi PicoultEven after she left home for Hollywood, Emmy-nominated TV writer Bess Kalb saved every voicemail her grandmother Bobby Bell ever left her. Bobby was a force--irrepressible, g...
Nigella Lawson
Oct 19, 2020
I loved this book by @bessbell more than I can say. Well, maybe I can say: I first bought it as an e-book and adored it so much, I got it as an audiobook. Then I listened to it (twice) and loved it, if possible, even more. So then I ordered it in hardback. Can’t to reread it      source
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The Flavor Equation
The Science of Great Cooking Explained in More Than 100 Essential Recipes
Nik Sharma - Oct 27, 2020
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Aroma, texture, sound, emotion--these are just a few of the elements that play into our perceptions of flavor. The Flavor Equation demonstrates how to convert approachable spices, herbs, and commonplace pantry items into tasty, simple dishes.In this groundbreaking book, Nik Sharma, scientist, food blogger, and author of the buzz-generating cookbook...
Nigella Lawson
Oct 15, 2020
This is a wonderful book      source
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Grown Ups by Marian Keyes
She Said by Jodi Kantor
The Book of Jewish Food by Claudia Roden
Season by Nik Sharma
How to Be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson