I Heart Nigella

Monday, December 17th, 2007 • 3 Comments on I Heart Nigella

I have been thumbing through Nigella Lawson cookbooks (I have three), contemplating what to make for Christmas Eve dinner.  I’m having a hard time of it, though.  Not because Nigella doesn’t have many fabulous recipes—she does—but because I get caught up in reading those recipes, even when it isn’t something I would ever eat.  Just reading this makes me drool:

Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

You just cannot beat a pav in summer, and in particular this dark beauty. The crisp and chewy chocolate meringue base, rich in cocoa and beaded nuggets of chopped plain chocolate, provides a sombre, almost purple-brown layer beneath the fat whiteness of the cream and matt, glowering crimson raspberries on top: it is a killer combination.

I love cookbooks, but I love words even more… and Nigella (or her ghostwriter?) has a way with words.  It doesn’t hurt that she’s hotter than her pre-heated oven, either.  And did I mention her accentSwoon.

See why I’m having problems planning my Christmas Eve dinner menu?


Posted by Kristina in Recipes
  • Sommer says:

    I don’t know why you are…but i am too! And I have about ten besides us comeing Christmas Eve. I seem to be suffering from a major case of brain dead this year. It’s horrible. You are more likely to find me staring off into space with a confused look on my face than singing carols and wrapping gifts. I think I’m going with a nice lasagna. We are ham/turkey/roast-ed to death around here. (p.s. no trouble finding desserts when I look through my cookbooks. One main, one side, one appetizer and like, three hundred sweets on my list smile that’s okay. right?) Good luck!

  • Kristina says:

    Sommer, we must be psychic twins.  I’m leaning toward lasagna, too.  A nice Italian Christmas (I’m not Italian, but who cares?)  With LOTS of desserts. smile

  • JMH says:

    It’s terrible.  I read a lot of cookbooks, but almost always resort to gnawing on a block of cheese.

I'm a writer, editor, blogger, mama, wife and coffee lover.