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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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Sad Little Men
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In 1975, as a child, Richard Beard was sent away from his home to sleep in a dormitory. So were David Cameron and Boris Johnson.In those days a private boys' boarding school education was largely the same experience as it had been for generations: a training for the challenges of Empire. He didn't enjoy it. But the first and most important lesson w...
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@AdamRutherford Couldn’t agree with you more. It’s a really wonderful book      source
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Godmersham Park
A Novel of the Austen Family
Gill Hornby - 2022-11-01
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A richly imagined novel inspired by the true story of Anne Sharp, a governess who became very close with Jane Austen and her family by the #1 International bestselling-author of Miss Austen.On January 21, 1804, Anne Sharpe arrives at Godmersham Park in Kent to take up the position of governess. At thirty-one years old, she has no previous experienc...
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A day late to wish @GillHornby Happy Publication Day. I loved #GodmershamPark so much: it’s one of those books that you can’t bear to end. On the plus side, the characters stay with you long after you’ve finished it. V envious of those of you yet to read it      source
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Keep it Simple
A Fresh Look at Classic Cooking
Alastair Little, Richard Whittington - 1994-10-01 (first published in 1993)
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Chef Alistair Little presents over 100 recipes specially tested for the kitchen. Every single one of the recipes presented is intended for any one from the absolute beginner to the accomplished culinary artisan. Where possible, alternatives are given for ingredients difficult or costly to obtain and every recipe includes advice on how to prepare ah...
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@drunkenbutcher @byAlastairL It’s a wonderful book      source
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Recipes from the Heart of Singapore
Elizabeth Haigh - 2021-07-13
'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 ...
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@jennylinford @the_modernchef @BloomsburyCooks I adore this book! On CookbookCorner tomorrow...      source
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Adventures with Extremists
Jon Ronson - 2003-01-07 (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...
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Such a wonderful book. I’ve been rereading it - if I can call it that - in audiobook form      source
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Early Morning Riser
A novel
Katherine Heiny - 2021-04-13
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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...
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I loved this book!      source
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The Geometry of Pasta. Caz Hildebrand & Jacob Kenedy
Caz Hildebrand - 2011-09-01 (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
I love this book!      source
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Ottolenghi Simple
A Cookbook
Yotam Ottolenghi - 2018-10-16
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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
@JaneNapier All of @ottolenghi’s books are wonderful, but I’d say Simple as a first purchase!      source
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Rachel Clarke - 2020-01-01
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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...
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@a_mamadebs @doctor_oxford It’s a wonderful book. I loved it      source
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House of Glass
The Story and Secrets of a Twentieth-Century Jewish Family
Hadley Freeman - 2020-03-24
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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
@BexieP @HadleyFreeman I have indeed. I agree that it’s a wonderful book      source
The Flavor Equation by Nik Sharma
Twilight of Democracy by Anne Applebaum
Grown Ups by Marian Keyes
She Said by Jodi Kantor
Season by Nik Sharma
The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty
How to Be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson
The Book of Jewish Food by Claudia Roden
Belle du Seigneur by Albert Cohen
Simply Fish by Jenny Baker
Simple French Cuisine by Jenny Baker