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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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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
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
DearLife
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
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
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
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
Nobody Will Tell You This But Me
A true (as told to me) story
Bess Kalb - Mar 17, 2020
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Bess Kalb, Emmy-nominated TV writer and New Yorker contributor, saved every voicemail her grandmother Bobby Bell ever left her. Bobby was a force--irrepressible, glamorous, unapologetically opinionated. Bobby doted on Bess; Bess adored Bobby. Then, at ninety, Bobby died. But in this debut memoir, Bobby is speaking to Bess once more, in a voice as p...
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
Twilight of Democracy
The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism
Anne Applebaum - Jul 21, 2020
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, professor, and historian offers an expert guide to understanding the appeal of the strongman as a leader and an explanation for why authoritarianism is back with a menacing twenty-first century twist.Across the world today, from the Americas to Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege while populism and...
Nigella Lawson
Sep 17, 2020
I’ve been listening to the audiobook version of @anneapplebaum’s Twilight of Democracy every night this week, and it’s just too good for me not to buy the book as well. Admittedly, it’s not exactly conducive to sweet dreams, but I think it is – alas – essential reading/listening      source
The Cooking Gene
A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South
Michael W. Twitty - Jul 31, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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2018 James Beard Foundation Book of the Year | 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award Winner inWriting | Nominee for the 2018 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Nonfiction | #75 on The Root100 2018A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food ...
Nigella Lawson
Aug 15, 2020
@meemalee @KosherSoul You do. It’s a deeply wonderful book      source
Belle du Seigneur
A Novel
Albert Cohen - May 01, 1996 (first published in 1968)
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Published in 1968, this hilarious mock-epic concerning the mental world of the cuckold has since established itself beyond all doubt as a major novel of the 20th century. Disillusioned by his work as Under-Secretary General of the League of Nations, Solal, a Mediterranean Jew with great gifts and crippling idealism, searches for the Absolute in a "...
Nigella Lawson
Jun 21, 2020
@indiaknight Such a wonderful book. And you’re right, it should be better known here      source
She Said by Jodi Kantor
The Book of Jewish Food by Claudia Roden
Season by Nik Sharma