Nigella Lawson

Culinary talent, good looks, and an easy-going approach to cooking have earned Nigella Lawson a huge global following. With several television series, a host of best-selling books, and her own range of kitchen equipment, Nigella has carved out a successful career as a TV chef and writer.

After studying Medieval and Modern Languages at Oxford University, Nigella became Deputy Literary Editor at the Sunday Times before going on to pursue a freelance career with leading magazines and newspapers.

Nigella's has always had a passion for food but it also became her bread and butter when she began writing restaurant reviews in The Spectator. Other assignments have included a stint as food columnist in Vogue, and writing for Gourmet magazine in America.

Her first book, How to Eat: The pleasures and principles of good food was published to critical acclaim in 1998. It established Nigella's relaxed attitude to food and eating and won her a wide and dedicated audience. She has continued to publish regularly and to date, her books have sold in excess of 2 million copies accross the world. Her latest book is Ni

In 2000, Nigella lit up the small screen with her first series Nigella Bites, this was followed by a second series and a Christmas Special. In 2002 came Forever Summer, another sumptuous celebration of fantastic ingredients, no-holds barred cooking and Nigella's signature easy family food. In 2004 she published Feast which celebrates "food that celebrates life". In 2007, she published Nigella Express where she shows how to make comforting meals in minutes.


Website
Nigella.com

Books
Delia's Happy Christmas, Ebury Press, Oct 2009
Nigella Express, Chatto & Windus, 3 Sep 2009
Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities, Hyperion, Oct 2008
How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food, John Wiley & Sons, Aug 2008
Nigella Express: 130 Recipes for Good Food, Fast, Hyperion Books, Nov 2007
Feast: Food that Celebrates Life, Knopf Canada, Sep 2006
Nigella Lawson: A Biography, Andre Deutsch Ltd, Jun 2006

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson's Recipes



 
Lemon risotto
Lemon risotto on Nigella Bites

Nigella Lawson's lemon risotto is a rich and creamy recipe made with shallots, celery, rosemary, cream and parmesan

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
35 min

Spiced nuts
Spiced nuts on Nigella Bites

Nigella Lawson adds sweet, salty and herby flavours to warm toasted nuts in her spiced nuts recipe - an addictive snack that's hard to stay away from

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
15 min

Ham in Coca-Cola
Ham in Coca-Cola on Nigella Bites

Brought to you by Nigella Lawson, this traditional recipe from the Deep South, involves simmering a juicy ham joint in sweet spiky cola

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More Christmas roasts

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
2 hrs 55 min

Mulled cider
Mulled cider

Dark rum, apple and ginger tea, clementines and plenty of spice makes Nigella Lawson's winter beverage perfect for Christmas day

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr

Gravlax
Gravlax

Nigella Lawson soaks her raw salmon in gin, mustard and sugar and serves it in thin slithers for a Christmas starter

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Christmas tree biscuits
Christmas tree biscuits

What better way to decorate your Christmas tree than with Nigella Lawson's cinnamon biscuits?

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr

Chocolate cloud cake
Chocolate cloud cake on Nigella Bites

Nigella's rich dark chocolate cake contrasts with the lightly whipped cream topping in this decadent creation

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr

Molten chocolate babycakes
Molten chocolate babycakes

Make luscious chocolate fondants with Nigella Lawson's simple recipe

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
27 min

Aromatic Lamb-Shank Stew with Couscous
Aromatic Lamb-Shank Stew with Couscous on Nigella Bites

Nigella Lawson blends spices from around the world to create this richly meaty stew

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
2 hrs 50 min

Halloumi with chilli
Halloumi with chilli on Nigella Bites

These chilli-spiked cheese bites, made by Nigella Lawson are made in minutes and make a great cocktail snack

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
20 min