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{Cooking The Books} Kitchen by Nigella Lawson

“At the last cooking the books feast, I suggested a Nigella Lawson book, after we decided we didn’t want to do Bourke Street Bakery. Agnes flicked through a few of Nigella’s books that were in Cherrie’s collection, and we decided on her latest book, Kitchen. ALTHOUGH…. as I began to do this post, I noticed...”

{Cooking The Books} Kitchen by Nigella Lawson

{Cooking The Books} Kitchen by Nigella Lawson

At the last cooking the books feast, I suggested a Nigella Lawson book, after we decided we didn’t want to do Bourke Street Bakery. Agnes flicked through a few of Nigella’s books that were in Cherrie’s collection, and we decided on her latest book, Kitchen. ALTHOUGH…. as I began to do this post, I noticed Emma had cooked from How To Be  A Domestic Goddess, and I-Hua cooked from Nigella Express. But, Nigella recipes all round, and all delicious; it didn’t matter.

I nearly didn’t attend this cook off as I returned from holidays and wanted to remain in blissful holiday mode. But the promise of chocolate peanut butter cheesecake made by Agnes was enough to motivate me. Nigella’s recipes are always easy to make, and follow, using easy to find ingredients. I did most of the shopping before I left, and picked up the perishables on the way home from the airport. Unlike all the previous cooking the books, I only started cooking hours before the feast, thanks to the easiness of the recipes.

So below will show you what we feasted on. Dish of the day was by far the Mexican lasagna made by Kat, and the chocolate peanut butter cheesecake by Agnes. I would highly recommend this book to anyone; but I am a huge Nigella fan.

The next book is most likely Momofuku, which will be a challenge.

Have I made you hungry now after all that food porn?!

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{Cooking The Books} Kitchen by Nigella Lawson

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22 comments on “{Cooking The Books} Kitchen by Nigella Lawson
  1. Mez - April 25, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere did you get KEY LIMES from!?!?!?

    I’ve been trying to source them without resorting to Hamish’s suppliers.

  2. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed - April 25, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Mmmmmmm so much deliciousness, it all looks great! I love the look of the caraway, garlic, apples and potatoes, chocolate torte and carrot cake especially :)
    Heidi xo

  3. hollypop - April 25, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    such a brilliant idea. looks a proper feast.

  4. Kat (Spatula, Spoon and Saturday) - April 25, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Wow you made my boring food look so awesome! πŸ˜€

  5. Sneh | Cook Republic - April 25, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Yep, you totally made me hungry after all that food porn :-) and I just had dinner! Fantastic post! I wish I had the patience to carry through with several recipes from one cookbook, I invariably tend to get distracted and start dawdling in other cookbooks lol.

  6. OohLookBel - April 25, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I recall most of those recipes from Nigella’s books, but it’s not till I saw your great photos that I feel like making some of them. The couscous looks delicious!

  7. msihua - April 26, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Wow… your pictures look so good! And looking at this, no wonder we were bursting! Didn’t realise we had so much food!!!

  8. Martyna (Wholesome Cook) - April 26, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    So much yummy food! And it all looks gorgeous, I especially like the look of the meringues for eating and the look of the little cupcake liner cups for staring at – sooo cute!

  9. penny aka jeroxie - April 26, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    All so yummy!! Bring on MomofuKU!! Let me know if you need scanned recipe?

  10. GourmetGetaways - April 26, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Well done!

    What a magnificent feast for all, I wish I lived closer to you guys I woul love to participate in something like that extravaganza!

  11. Hannah - April 26, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    No, not hungry, you’ve made me cry. Sob. Weep.

    If someone had told me there’d be chocolate peanut butter cheesecake beforehand, I actually might have flown down. For serious. ALl those desserts! *moans*

  12. Phuoc'n Delicious - April 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    WOW! What an epic fest guys! I’m sure the domestic goddess would be proud indeed! I love her quick and easy recipes!

    OMG I’m craving for sausage rolls now thanks to you!

  13. Kat (Spatula, Spoon and Saturday) - April 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Oh yeah I can’t really take the credits for the pigs in blankets since Josh made them! πŸ˜€

  14. Kayla @ Fitter Than Choc - April 27, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I really wish I had Nigella’s cookbooks. All of these look fabulous. What caught my attention were the Spanish chicken, and African drumstick. Sometimes, chicken can be really boring, so I love exotic chicken recipes:)

  15. Agnes - April 28, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Yes you’re making me hungry – stop it! πŸ˜€ Glad you liked the chocolate peanut butter cheesecake, and I’m especially glad that there was a big crowd to share it with – that thing was dangerous! Sooo rich and decadent.

  16. April @ My Food Trail - April 29, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Hmmm… there seems to be a problem with me posting comments?! Anyway, lucky I was smart this time and copied it before submitting!!

    Ah so sad to have missed it! And seeing all the yummy food I missed out on makes me even sadder!!! I should have gone since there is some stuff I could have eaten. Please include me in the next one!!

  17. Susan - April 29, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I love these posts of your especially as I usually have all the books that you cook from and I have momofuko too which I haven’t cooked anything from yet, so will be interested to see what you guys do.

    The peanut butter chocolate cake is def on my list of things to try.

  18. muppy - April 29, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I have cooked heaps and heaps of recipes from Kitchen and overall have been really happy. Lots of simple recipes that produce great flavours.

  19. Cherrie - May 4, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Didn’t realise that I haven’t actually left a comment on this post even though I’ve looked at your beautiful photos many times :/

    That lunch definitely was food coma inducing. Deanna’s favourite of the day was your lemon meringue fool πŸ˜€

  20. Ani (@GloriousFood) - May 5, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I love Nigella and you guys have definately picked out some of my favourites. Such a gorgeous looking lunch – I’m jealous!

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