Nigella turns up the heat in Knutsford
Nigella Lawson, author, arrived in Knutsford yesterday to sign copies of her latest offering Kitchen: Recipes From The Heart of the Home, published by Random House.
Hundreds of fans braved the freezing weather, forming a queue that stretched all around the interior of Waterstones and finishing outside on King Street. Everyone was excited about the chance to meet their culinary hero and to have their own copy of Kitchen signed by the author.
Kitchen is the eighth cookery book by Nigella and is an informative and engaging compendium of easy to follow, mouth watering new recipes.
Everything in this book is feel good food whilst offering something for the weekday rush, leisurely weekends or special occasions. Everyday cooking quandaries are answered – what to feed the kids tonight, how to rustle up something fabulous for an impromptu kitchen party or what to do with black bananas or wrinkled apples
There’s also an intriguing exploration of Nigella’s own kitchen equipment plus a lively discussion on the dozen most useless gadgets she’s ever bought.
Nigella adopts a no nonsense approach, discussing kitchen equipment and store cupboard must haves whilst listing a dozen or so items, which in her experience, have no place in the kitchen.
The book contains over 190 recipes including a comprehensive guide to “chicken and its place in the kitchen”, three different recipes for cheesecake (I can personally recommend the Chocolate and Peanut Butter recipe) and a super section of expressway recipes that take 30 minutes or less.
We spoke to some fans of Nigella, whilst they waited patiently to meet the “Domestic Goddess”, to find out just what it is that makes her style of cooking so appealing. Their comments about her recipes included “creative”, “tasty” and “no nonsense”.
Whether you are the main cook in your household or just enjoy dabbling in the kitchen, Nigella’s new book certainly seem to tick all the boxes with the people of Knutsford.