Nigellissima : easy Italian-inspired recipes / Nigella Lawson ; photographs by Petrina Tinslay.
Author: Lawson, Nigella, 1960-
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2012.
ISBN: 9780770437015 (hbk.)
Description: xiii, 273 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Subject: Cooking, Italian.
Quick and easy cooking.
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / Italian. bisacsh
COOKING / Methods / General. bisacsh
COOKING / Methods / Quick & Easy. bisacsh
Notes: Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2012.
Contents: Pasta -- Meat, fish & fowl -- Vegetables & sides -- Sweet things -- An Italian-inspired Christmas.
Summary: "Nigella, who studied Italian at Oxford, indulges her personal passion for Italy, where she lived, worked, and cooked when she was in her 20s, before she was a busy TV star, wife, and mom. Nigella's Italy inspires readers to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen--without needing to source inaccessible ingredients or totally restock the pantry--with Nigella's quick and easy recipes and simple techniques that will elevate everyday eating into no-fuss feasts. To Nigella, no ingredient belongs in a recipe--or in the pantry for that matter--unless it really earns its place, and in Nigella's Italy, she shows readers how a weeknight dish can be a faithful interpretation of traditional Italian fare without involving numerous steps or ingredients. For example, a lemon, some oil, crushed red pepper flakes, and dried oregano can add fire and life to a number of dishes. Or if a recipe calls for the juice of a lemon, use the zest, too, as that's where all its force and fragrance lies. Here are recipes like Italian Roast Chicken with Peppers and Olives; Shortcut Sausage Meatballs; Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon, and Arugula; and Nutella Cheesecake--all that can be rustled up pronto!"--