Nigella Lawson - How To Be A Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking   Hardcover £7 (Prime) / £9.99 (non Prime) at Amazon
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Nigella Lawson - How To Be A Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking Hardcover £7 (Prime) / £9.99 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Found 1st Nov
Best price ever on Amazon and seems like a great stocking filler for the budding chef in your life.

Review

"Those who love comfort food have cause to be grateful for Nigella Lawson's book How to Be a Domestic Goddess. Cause, too, perhaps, to wonder that she isn't the size of a house, since baked comfort foods typically encompass large quantities of butter, cream, eggs, sugar, chocolate, nuts, cream cheese and all the other foodstuffs to which with dreary inevitability attaches the deadly word "sinful". But in Nigella Lawson's hands these dangerous, even feared, substances are transmuted alchemically into the healing balms of the goddess, who presides (perhaps a little ironically) over a harmonious kitchen realm.

The recipes are suitably divine, covering cakes, biscuits, pies, puddings, breads, with special sections on cooking for (and by) children and Christmas. Most are sweet, though there is a choice selection of savoury pies and puddings--Pizza Rustica, Steak and Kidney Pudding, Cornish Pasties. The sweet things range from the airy elegance of Pistachio Macaroons, through the luscious spiciness of Norwegian Cinnamon Buns, to the trailer-trashiness of Coca-Cola Cake.

Nigella Lawson's poise never falters, whether she is discussing serving mulled wine with mince pies ("Don't fight it") or a strange passion-fruit liqueur required for one of her trifles ("the most divinely camp liqueur you could ever come across"). She plays a kind of game with her readers, insisting constantly on her greed, but really invoking our own. What a fascinating book: hints of obsessiveness revealed behind the beautifully projected personality of a laid-back voluptuary.--Robin Davidson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title."

12 Comments

Original Poster

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Just read it....something along the lines of dress yourself in white and blend in with all the other appliances.

She looked a bit ill on her programme the other night. She has lost lots of weight. Good on her if she is happy and not ill.

Stir in the organic flour, water, free range eggs and then add three heaped tablespoons of cocaine. Bake. Serve. Sprinkle on more cocaine for taste...

shalton7 m ago

She looked a bit ill on her programme the other night. She has lost lots …She looked a bit ill on her programme the other night. She has lost lots of weight. Good on her if she is happy and not ill.



I don't think she looks that different, there are one or two changes that are obvious though.

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Oh, the arrow (and it's placement) is not my addition, I thought her eyes looked different...

shalton20 m ago

She looked a bit ill on her programme the other night. She has lost lots …She looked a bit ill on her programme the other night. She has lost lots of weight. Good on her if she is happy and not ill.



I much prefer the idea that she has stopped taking drugs in front of her children, or better still, stopped them altogether.

How soon we forgive and forget when the media thinks there is money to be made - as a parent, I deplore the fact she ever returned to our screens with gushing tributes to her in lots of media - did the writers of those pieces get invited to nice parties so they would forget her self-confessed drug taking ?

It is this acceptance of casual drug abuse which is blighting modern society in my opinion....... but then again, perhaps those who buy her books and worship her, are also guilty of such things ?

I blame the parents...

Anyone remember the short lived Lawson boom of the late 80s? Anyone remember the excruciatingly long lasting Lawson bust that followed it? And now senile Nigel has his phizog on the telebox telling us what a great thing of beauty pro-Brexit UK is going to be! Obviously drug taking runs in the family...

Hmm sadly a tarnished brand in my opinion, Charles Saatchi destroyed her and now hangs out with that other loser tranny.
Edited by: "saltygaz" 1st Nov

Celebs and drug use.... like coffee and cream.... almost come one come all
Helps gets them through the good and bad times....bless all that ego and wealth stress

Wow...is today 'judgemental day'? She's always worth a watch at Christmas time...might get round to making 'puddinni' this Chrimbo

Wonder if she has any recipes with coke, yes coke, that coke (you know which coke i mean)

Either way, shes always been a heroin to some people
Edited by: "mango888" 1st Nov

mango8889 h, 13 m ago

Wonder if she has any recipes with coke, yes coke, that coke (you know …Wonder if she has any recipes with coke, yes coke, that coke (you know which coke i mean)Either way, shes always been a heroin to some people



you deserve smack
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