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How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking

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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 is 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 puff 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.

Review:

"Most cookbooks and food shows are about control, precision, and fear of doing something incorrectly. In Nigellaworld, the kitchen is not a science lab with rigid rules and formulas to follow. It's a place to play, sometimes with your friends and kids. — Joe Dolce, Gourmet

Review:

"Her cookbook, written in a warm, familiar style, is sure to win her many fans on this side of the Atlantic" — New York Daily News

Review:

"The beautiful color photos set the mouth to watering." — Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Nigella Lawson's How to Be a Domestic Goddess is about not only baking, but the enjoyment of being in the kitchen, taking sensuous pleasure in the entire process, and relishing the outcome. Nigella's deliciously reassuring and mouthwatering cookbook demonstrates that it's not terribly difficult to bake a batch of muffins or a layer cake, but the appreciation and satisfaction they bring are disproportionately high. At last, a book that understands our anxieties, feeds our fantasies, and puts cakes, pies, pastries, breads, and biscuits back into our own kitchens.

Synopsis:

"The trouble with much modern cooking is 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 our languorous wake" --from How to Be a Domestic Goddess

How to Be a Domestic Goddess is not about being a goddess, but about feeling like one. What this deliciously mouthwatering cookbook demonstrates is that it's not actually hard to bake a pan of muffins or a sponge layer cake, but the appreciation and satisfaction they bring are disproportionately high. Filled with over 220 gorgeously illustrated recipes, this book understands our anxieties, feeds our fantasies, and puts cakes, pies, pastries, preserves, puddings, breads, and cookies back in our own kitchens. The domestic goddess has to maintain her (or his) cool when faced with pastry, of course--but with Nigella Lawson's guidance, even puff pastry can be pain-free.

About the Author

Nigella Lawson is one of the best and most influential of British food writers, and a brilliant home cook. Her first book, How to Eat, appeared in 1998 to wide acclaim. She is the food writer for British Vogue, and has her own television show, Nigella Bites, on British television, which is soon to air in America. She lives in London with her two children.

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margaret kearney, November 17, 2008 (view all comments by margaret kearney)
Ms. Lawson wows us with recipes that are -- at once -- elegant and simple. Her ingredients & simple directions allow the inexperienced cook or chef(ask my boyfriend) to succeed deliciously. Rhubarb grunt (cobbler) is easy yet divine. Chocolate mousse cake melts in your mouth. No recipe in this book is daunthing, yet all have been wonderfully comforting.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786867974
Subtitle:
Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking
Author:
Lawson, Nigella
Photographer:
Tinslay, Petrina
Author:
Tinslay, Petrina
Publisher:
Hyperion
Location:
New York
Subject:
Baking
Subject:
Methods - Baking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Baking General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
57
Publication Date:
20050901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Cooking and Food » Baking » General
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Product details 384 pages Hyperion Books - English 9780786867974 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Most cookbooks and food shows are about control, precision, and fear of doing something incorrectly. In Nigellaworld, the kitchen is not a science lab with rigid rules and formulas to follow. It's a place to play, sometimes with your friends and kids. — Joe Dolce,
"Review" by , "Her cookbook, written in a warm, familiar style, is sure to win her many fans on this side of the Atlantic" — New York Daily News
"Review" by , "The beautiful color photos set the mouth to watering." — Publishers Weekly
"Synopsis" by , Nigella Lawson's How to Be a Domestic Goddess is about not only baking, but the enjoyment of being in the kitchen, taking sensuous pleasure in the entire process, and relishing the outcome. Nigella's deliciously reassuring and mouthwatering cookbook demonstrates that it's not terribly difficult to bake a batch of muffins or a layer cake, but the appreciation and satisfaction they bring are disproportionately high. At last, a book that understands our anxieties, feeds our fantasies, and puts cakes, pies, pastries, breads, and biscuits back into our own kitchens.
"Synopsis" by , "The trouble with much modern cooking is 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 our languorous wake" --from How to Be a Domestic Goddess

How to Be a Domestic Goddess is not about being a goddess, but about feeling like one. What this deliciously mouthwatering cookbook demonstrates is that it's not actually hard to bake a pan of muffins or a sponge layer cake, but the appreciation and satisfaction they bring are disproportionately high. Filled with over 220 gorgeously illustrated recipes, this book understands our anxieties, feeds our fantasies, and puts cakes, pies, pastries, preserves, puddings, breads, and cookies back in our own kitchens. The domestic goddess has to maintain her (or his) cool when faced with pastry, of course--but with Nigella Lawson's guidance, even puff pastry can be pain-free.
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