You thought yesterday was a regular day, right? Bit cold, Eastenders on TV, neglecting of angelic diet resolutions you made earlier in the week? Meanwhile, over in the world of publishing, it was Super Thursday, a somewhat hyperbolic term given to the day when all the major publishing houses bestow their latest big hitters and best sellers onto bookshops in anticipation of the masses of unimaginative shoppers who will head straight for Waterstone’s bestseller section this Christmas.
Amongst the usual trash however, including yet another Jamie Oliver and more mindless celebrity biographies than Heat magazine could shake a stick at, is a shining gem of culinary fantasy from queen of cooking, Nigella Lawson.
Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities is a lavishly illustrated compendium of gorgeous festive recipes along similar lines to her classic, Feast, which had the UK going wild for maple syrup glazed turkey last year, except this one is entirely Christmas. That means even more delicious festive treats including ginger-baked ham and, a Swedish variation on traditional festive fare.
Of course Nigella makes it all looks gloriously easy, I mean, who doesn’t roast up a goose whilst entertaining guests with suitably seasonal cocktails? No, me neither, which is why this book is essentially food porn, but then, that’s what we love Nigella for anyway!
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