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Feast: Food to Celebrate Life

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The domestic goddess dishes up her favorite foods for entertaining year-round with family and friends.

Nigella Lawson, Gourmet magazine's "It Girl," New York Times "Dining In" columnist, and bestselling cookbook author, is celebrating life — and you're invited. Feast, Nigella's most festive book yet, offers savory, spicy, and delicious recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, Eid, New Year's, Passover, Easter gatherings, and any time you want to celebrate food and life. This book is filled with festive recipes, and in it, Nigella offers tips, tricks, and shortcuts that will ensure you dine with ease, style, and fun. Feast also includes some surprising gems, like Nigella's Chocolate Cake Hall of Fame, her best cheeseburger, and even a whole section entitled "Fast," full of food to create after you have overindulged. And like her other cookbooks, Feast is a cookbook that will be treasured all year long.

Review:

""Cooking has many functions, and only one of them is about feeding people," writes Lawson in a cookbook that makes the preparation of Thanksgiving, Christmas and other feasts seem so approachable and richly rewarding that it may coax even hardcore cynics or cowards to give roast turkey with all the trimmings a try. For starters, there is Lawson's star quality. "When we go into a kitchen, indeed when we even just think about going into a kitchen, we are both creating and responding to an idea we hold about ourselves, about what kind of person we wish to be." The person that Lawson has demonstrated a wish to be while cooking on her TV show Nigella Bites and in her cookbooks (How to Be a Domestic Goddess, etc.) is a woman in full, alive in body and mind.Lawson has always playfully gloried in the erotic possibilities of cooking. She has always proclaimed herself an eater rather than a chef, but what she is really is a marvelous, funny food writer for our pressured times. She knows exactly how to balance her relish of the earthy with just the right twist of smarty-pants, Oxford-inflected wit. Explaining, for example, why she now chooses to bake stuffing in a terrine, she hastens to note that while she is "perfectly happy with my arm up a goose as I ram it with compacted sauerkraut, or whatever the occasion demands, I find turkey-wrangling just one psycho-step too far. The bird is too heavy, the cavity too small, and the job is just too tragi-comic to be managed alone and after all that Christmas wrapping, too." Lawson knows how to make her readers fall in love (or at least in lust) with her.Readers will come away from this book with a sense of what she thinks is worth loving. Along with her recipes for Christmas pudding or her "amplification" of her mother's green beans (involving "vicious amounts of lemon"), Lawson teaches what is primal and timeless about feasting. "I am not someone who believes that life is sacred, but I know it is very precious," she writes in a final section about funeral feasts that describes Mormon potatoes and Jewish eggs, comfort food to remind the bereaved "that life goes on, that living is important." She ends the book with Rosemary Remembrance Cake in honor of her grandmother Rosemary (and anybody else who happens to have read Shakespeare and knows that rosemary is for remembrance). Lawson shows that creating a feast doesn't just nourish the body and the mind" it creates an even more interesting self that also has a heart, whose function is remembering. 150 color photos. Author tour. " Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Ms. Lawson brings to life the sensual aspects of cooking, helping you understand...the pleasure of the journey." New York Times

Review:

"Vivid and fresh — we would drive on the left side of the road to get to her molten-chocolate baby cakes." People

Review:

"Nigella...promulgates the idea that it might be fun or even relaxing to make time to cook again." Gourmet

Synopsis:

Domestic goddess Nigella Lawson dishes up her favorite foods for entertaining year-round with family and friends. Her most festive book yet offers savory, spicy, and delicious recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, New Year's, and any other celebratory event. Included are gems like Nigella's Chocolate Cake Hall of Fame, her best cheeseburger, and plenty of other highly indulgent treats. 1-40130-136-3$35.00 / Time Warner Book Group

Synopsis:

The domestic goddess dishes up her favorite foods for entertaining year-round with family and friends.

About the Author

Nigella Lawson's column in the New York Times "Dining In" section appears every other week. She is the author of How to Eat, How to Be a Domestic Goddess (for which she won the British Author of the Year Award), Nigella Bites, and Forever Summer, and she appears regularly on the Today show. She lives in London with her two children.

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Sue Hale Hayes, July 10, 2009 (view all comments by Sue Hale Hayes)
Ms.Lawson makes true BRITISH cooking fantastic!We have no need to convert from metric to imperial.By weight is more accurate,especially on days with humidity.By the way "marrow" is the centre of a bone,usually found in beef steaks and sorry,osso bucco.Veal shanks.Usually smeared on toast points during meal.All British Chefs and Cooks tomes to Food should not cost more because Americans may not "get it".A glossary works fine.
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sallyj1, February 12, 2007 (view all comments by sallyj1)
This isn't just a cookbook, this is THE cookbook. You'll read it like one of those books that you just can't put down (seriously!). The writing style is completely captivating and luscious. So engrossed was I that I spent a full day reading it from cover to cover, and have spent the last few weekends making the recipies. The chocolate cake hall of fame, the meatless feasts and the baked alaska are all to die for. Friends who have sampled have been mightily impressed, so thanks for making me look like a domestic goddess (and proud to be one!). This book deserves higher than the rating of 5, it goes off the scale!
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pdxj, November 19, 2006 (view all comments by pdxj)
I love Nigella's cookbooks. This one is interesting, not too simple and not fussy, very appetizing recipes. Pretty well adapted for American measurements and American v.s British language. What is a marrow anyway?, I've never had a definitive answer.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401301361
Author:
Lawson, Nigella
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Author:
igella
Author:
Lawson, N
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Holiday cookery
Subject:
Methods - General
Subject:
Cookery for One
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Miscellaneous Methods
Subject:
Holiday
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.6875 x 7.4375 in 54.4 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Cooking and Food » Featured Chefs » Chefs
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Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » UK and Ireland
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Cooking and Food » Special Occasions » Holidays

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Product details 480 pages Hyperion Books - English 9781401301361 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , ""Cooking has many functions, and only one of them is about feeding people," writes Lawson in a cookbook that makes the preparation of Thanksgiving, Christmas and other feasts seem so approachable and richly rewarding that it may coax even hardcore cynics or cowards to give roast turkey with all the trimmings a try. For starters, there is Lawson's star quality. "When we go into a kitchen, indeed when we even just think about going into a kitchen, we are both creating and responding to an idea we hold about ourselves, about what kind of person we wish to be." The person that Lawson has demonstrated a wish to be while cooking on her TV show Nigella Bites and in her cookbooks (How to Be a Domestic Goddess, etc.) is a woman in full, alive in body and mind.Lawson has always playfully gloried in the erotic possibilities of cooking. She has always proclaimed herself an eater rather than a chef, but what she is really is a marvelous, funny food writer for our pressured times. She knows exactly how to balance her relish of the earthy with just the right twist of smarty-pants, Oxford-inflected wit. Explaining, for example, why she now chooses to bake stuffing in a terrine, she hastens to note that while she is "perfectly happy with my arm up a goose as I ram it with compacted sauerkraut, or whatever the occasion demands, I find turkey-wrangling just one psycho-step too far. The bird is too heavy, the cavity too small, and the job is just too tragi-comic to be managed alone and after all that Christmas wrapping, too." Lawson knows how to make her readers fall in love (or at least in lust) with her.Readers will come away from this book with a sense of what she thinks is worth loving. Along with her recipes for Christmas pudding or her "amplification" of her mother's green beans (involving "vicious amounts of lemon"), Lawson teaches what is primal and timeless about feasting. "I am not someone who believes that life is sacred, but I know it is very precious," she writes in a final section about funeral feasts that describes Mormon potatoes and Jewish eggs, comfort food to remind the bereaved "that life goes on, that living is important." She ends the book with Rosemary Remembrance Cake in honor of her grandmother Rosemary (and anybody else who happens to have read Shakespeare and knows that rosemary is for remembrance). Lawson shows that creating a feast doesn't just nourish the body and the mind" it creates an even more interesting self that also has a heart, whose function is remembering. 150 color photos. Author tour. " Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Ms. Lawson brings to life the sensual aspects of cooking, helping you understand...the pleasure of the journey."
"Review" by , "Vivid and fresh — we would drive on the left side of the road to get to her molten-chocolate baby cakes."
"Review" by , "Nigella...promulgates the idea that it might be fun or even relaxing to make time to cook again."
"Synopsis" by , Domestic goddess Nigella Lawson dishes up her favorite foods for entertaining year-round with family and friends. Her most festive book yet offers savory, spicy, and delicious recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, New Year's, and any other celebratory event. Included are gems like Nigella's Chocolate Cake Hall of Fame, her best cheeseburger, and plenty of other highly indulgent treats. 1-40130-136-3$35.00 / Time Warner Book Group
"Synopsis" by , The domestic goddess dishes up her favorite foods for entertaining year-round with family and friends.
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