ISBN 9780701189181,How to Eat : The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food

How to Eat : The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780701189181

ISBN-10 0701189185


Number of Pages 544 Pages
Language (English)


Cooking is not just about joining the dots, following one recipe slavishly and then moving on to the next. In cooking, as in writing, you must please yourself to please others.

Hailed by chefs, reviewers, cookery writers and millions of home cooks worldwide as one of the best cookery books ever written, How To Eat is more than just an imaginative collection of over 350 delicious, simple recipes. Combining Nigellas down-to-earth, practical cookery advice with a passion for food and a friendly, chatty style, you will need two copies of this glorious classic: one for the kitchen, one for the bedside table.

This is Nigel Slaters all-time favourite cookbook: If I could only keep one cookbook, this would be it. How To Eat suits the way I cook. It is as if Nigella is sitting on a stool next to me in the kitchen as Im cooking ... With every page you know she loves this stuff, and she wants you to love it too. Its a very, very special book for me. My own copy is falling apart.'

With gloriously witty food writing, easy recipes, basic cooking tips and a beautiful hardback design, this is a book you will treasure for many years as well as a delicious gift for friends and family.

Basics from easy bread recipes and basic roast chicken to sauce ingredients and seasonal foods Cooking in advanceslow cooking, marinades and stress-free, easy recipesOne and two cooking for one and meals for two people, from the practical to the romanticFast food easy recipes and quick meal ideasWeekend lunch Saturday and Sunday lunch menus, for entertaining friends and family mealsDinner complete dinner menus for any occasion, from an elegant dinner party to a simple supperLow Fat healthy recipes and low-fat meals that still burst with flavourFeeding babies and small children weaning recipes, easy family meals and dishes to tempt that fussy eater

About the Author

I love Nigella Lawsons writing and I love her recipes Delia Smith

Theres an intelligence to the way she writes and she expects a certain intelligence of her readers as well Nigel Slater

'I am unapologetic about being a home cook rather than a chef. Real cooking, the sort that goes on in homes, does not have to be tricksy or difficult. A dish of chicken poached with leeks and carrots definitely isnt fancy. But it tastes good, and feels essentially nourishing, to both body and soul, to cook and eat.I want you to feel that Im there with you, in the kitchen, as you cook. My books are the conversations we might be having.'Nigella Lawson has written nine bestselling cookery books, including the classics How To Eat and How to Be A Domestic Goddess the book that launched a thousand cupcakes. These books, her TV series and her Quick Collection apps, have made her a household name around the world. In 2013 she was one of the Observer Food Monthlys ten Chefs of the Decade. She is a judge and mentor on The Taste in the US and UK.