How To Be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson
Nigella Lawson has published some memorable cookbooks. Here is one of her amazing cookbooks - How To Be a Domestic Goddess, Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking. Enjoy!
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 374 pages.
Copyright: 2001. First Edition
Author: Nigella Lawson
Description: Nigella Lawson is one of England's most influential food writers; star of her own show, Nigella Bites, on British television, soon to be broadcast in America; and was just named Britain's Author of the Year for How to Be a Domestic Goddess. Now she is making her mark in this country as well, having been featured in Gourmet magazine, and with the U.S. publication of her book.
How to Be a Domestic Goddess is not only about baking, but is also about enjoying being in the kitchen; about taking sensuous pleasure in the entire process and relishing the outcome. To quote Nigella on her philosophy: "The trouble with much modern cooking is not that the food it produces is not good, but that the mood it induces in the cook is one of skin-of-the-teeth efficiency, all briskness and little pleasure. Sometimes that's the best we can manage, but at other times we don't want to feel stressed and overstretched, but like a domestic goddess, trailing nutmeggy fumes of baking pie in her languorous wake...."
This deliciously reassuring and mouthwatering cookbook demonstrates that it's not terribly difficult to bake a batch of muffins or a layer cake, but that the appreciation and satisfaction they bring are disproportionately high. The "domestic goddess" has to maintain her (or his) cool when faced with pastry, of course; but with Nigella's guidance, even puf pastry can be pain-free.
Here at last is a book that understands our anxieties, feeds our fantasies, and puts cakes, pies, pastries, breads, and biscuits back into our own kitchens. Divided into nine sumptuous chapters (Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Puddings, Chocolate, Children, Celebrations, Breads, and The Domestic Goddess's Larder) and filled with over 220 lavishly illustrated recipes, this is the art of baking and comfort cooking made simple and alluring for the modern cook.
Condition: Good condition.