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Bestselling author and food celebrity "domestic goddess" Nigella Lawson's first Italian cookbook--with 120 simple, fast recipes, from pasta to dessert, and beautiful full-color photographs--that celebrates the ease, straightforwardness, and authenticity of Italian cuisine.
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. Nigellissima 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 Nigellissima, 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!