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Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes (edició 2013)
de Nigella Lawson (Autor)
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Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes de Nigella Lawson
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Gave me lots of ideas to liven up my side dishes and do some Christmas treats :) ( )
Gave me lots of ideas to liven up my side dishes and do some Christmas treats :)
When I borrowed the DVD set from the library I just thought it might be fun to watch. Then I saw one recipe after another that I had to try. Then we tried lamb steaks with the marinade she used in a different cut. Then I saw even more recipes I had to try...
I now own the cookbook, and have tried the squid ink pasta. (They must have cheated for the photo. My tomato pieces didn't show up as red bits.) Tonight we had the traybake. I've bought in several special varieties of pasta, and tomorrow will buy red and pink vermouth... Everything has been at least as good and easy to make as she says.
I suspect the real clincher for buying the book was the squid ink pasta. I always stuff myself on 'nero' food when we go to Venice. But even if that isn't your thing, there is a lot to enjoy here. (Then again, it could have been the chestnut ice cream. Or the pasta with anchovies. Or the cocoa pasta with butterscotch sauce... So much I still have to try!)
The photography is great! Can't wait to try some of the recipes!
The Good Stuff
Truly stunning photography
Love the use of many natural ingredients
Plenty of unusual combinations that really work
Simple uncomplicated meals
The introduction is fabulous and interesting - one of the more in-depth introductions I have ever seen in a cookbook
The Shrimp Pasta Rosa is now a main staple in our weekly dinners. Its easy and quick to make and the kids love it. We also substitute chicken for the shrimp frequently as seafood is seriously pricey in Calgary (and don't get me started on how expensive dairy products are in this province - Mascarpone is $12 a container - thank god this recipe only calls for a bit of it)
A fabulous cookbook as every recipe has a remarkable introduction - definitely one of a kind
From this day on I will only make her fries - her cooking method (up front stolen from another chef) is the perfect method for french fries. Never greasy!!!!!
I love her because she is down to earth & loves food - and because she refuses to be Photoshopped!!!!! (Hubby thinks she is hot too)
You have to make the mascarpone/ricotta crepes - trust me - I ate 4 at one sitting - num num num num
The Not So Good Stuff
Not really a not so good entry - more an fyi - read the introduction before making any of the recipes, it makes a huge difference when prepping and preparing the recipes
Not a lot of kid friendly type recipes - my kids had fun looking at the pictures and mentioning unflattering comments about what the finished product looked like (for example one picture reminded them of vomit & I won't tell you what they said about one of the recipes that involved squid ink pasta)
This is not one for the beginner cook. Way too many ingredients and steps that will frustrate the novice
She actually suggested using store bought crepes -- gasp -- much cheaper to make your own (Yes Jeff made them for me - you know I suck at making them)
Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
Mascarpone & Ricotta Crepes with Rum Steeped Strawberries (to die for I swear - btw recipe calls for store bought crepes - we made our own and much better, cheaper & healthier)
Shrimp Pasta Rosa (we eat this weekly - sometimes with chicken)
Italian Tempura Shrimp - Now I suggest u spice up your tempura batter & forget the deep frying of the sage & lemon (icky)
Italian Breakfast Banana Bread - very moist & although I balked at adding espresso - it actually gives it an interesting edge (ok & I added chocolate chips - hey I have too - banana bread is wrong without it)
Who Should/Shouldn't Use
Obviously fans of Nigella will enjoy
This book is not for cooks like me -- I am much too lazy for the work involved
Would recommend this book for more experienced cooks who like to experiment and have access to hard to find ingredients
4 Dewey's (Quality is a 5 - but I base my review on MY enjoyment of them)
I received this from Random House in exchange for an honest review
"Nigella, who studied Italian at Oxford, indulges her personal passion for Italy, where she lived, worked, and cooked when she was in her 20s, before she was a busy TV star, wife, and mom. Nigella's Italy inspires readers to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen--without needing to source inaccessible ingredients or totally restock the pantry--with Nigella's quick and easy recipes and simple techniques that will elevate everyday eating into no-fuss feasts. To Nigella, no ingredient belongs in a recipe--or in the pantry for that matter--unless it really earns its place, and in Nigella's Italy, she shows readers how a weeknight dish can be a faithful interpretation of traditional Italian fare without involving numerous steps or ingredients. For example, a lemon, some oil, crushed red pepper flakes, and dried oregano can add fire and life to a number of dishes. Or if a recipe calls for the juice of a lemon, use the zest, too, as that's where all its force and fragrance lies. Here are recipes like Italian Roast Chicken with Peppers and Olives; Shortcut Sausage Meatballs; Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon, and Arugula; and Nutella Cheesecake--all that can be rustled up pronto!"--
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)641.5945Technology and Application of Knowledge Home and family management Food And Drink Cooking, cookbooks Cooking characteristic of specific geographic environments, ethnic cooking Europe Italy
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