Sunday, March 20, 2011

Nigella Kitchen: Recipes From the Heart of the Home

This is a different kind of cookbook. Every recipe has a story, and the voice of it is really engaging and true.

(On a whim, I made Nigella's blueberry-cornmeal muffins from pg. 243-4 this weekend, and I got text messages from the fam telling me how spectacular they were. Now that's a good recipe!)

I also like how she never wastes a thing and how she's quite into the experience of cooking at home for the people she loves. Having picked this up at the library this week -- trying to read a book a week is a new goal, so I need a lot of options -- I am so glad I gave it a chance. It seems like a collection of essays, not just recipes. What a wonderful read!