That’s right, Nigella Lawson, 57, English queen of the kitchen has released her new book, her 11th infact – ‘At My Table – A Celebration of Home Cooking’. With more than 3 million cookbooks sold worldwide, the domestic goddess has been out of the spotlight for nearly two years since her show Simply Nigella, but she’s back. With over 100 recipes that everyone can relate to and enjoy, such as her take on the classic Aussie favourite the “Toastie” aka the toasted ham and cheese sandwich, which has been described by Good Housekeeping magazine as the ‘fanciest ham and cheese toastie we’ve ever seen’ .
Nigella has focused on healthful recipes infusing everyday with pleasure and flavour. The 288 pg book has new recipes plus ones that have evolved the more she has cooked them over the years.
‘The recipes are warming, comforting, and inspirational, from new riffs on classic dishes – including Chicken Fricassée and Sticky Toffee Pudding – to adventures in a host of new dishes and ingredients, from Aubergine Fatteh to White Miso Hummus’
The voluptuous cook has slimmed down from a size 16 to 12 in the last year which she credits to Yoga and smaller portions. The book is also a TV series (in the UK) and she is also going to star in this years series of MasterChef Australia. Nigella is currently touring the country promoting the book. As Nigella says:
‘You cannot truly say you live well unless you eat well.’
P.S. In regard to the toastie all we can say is that there maybe some Figs involved, but you’ll have to buy the book to find out what else is in this ‘Food for the Gods’ enjoy!