At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking by Nigella Lawson

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  • Meatballs with orzo

    • Jane on October 28, 2017

      This isn’t anything very exciting but it’s a perfectly OK weeknight dinner. It’s comfort food - pasta, tomato sauce and meatballs. I found the sauce was too liquid at the end - very soupy. Admittedly my orzo packet was 250g rather than 275g but it still was way off. I’d add just 750ml of water and add more if needed.

    • southerncooker on April 20, 2020

      Trying to follow a recipe during covid can be interesting. I did an online pick up order from Walmart with Orzo and Italian parsley on it. Picked up order and told out of parsley so they omitted it. No orzo so they subsituted ditilini. I forged ahead with the recipe using ditilini and dried parsley. I was a little disappointed since I didn't have orzo but it turned out pretty good. I liked that once you mix and roll the meatballs everything ends up in one pot. You cook the meatballs in the sauce.

    • Foodycat on June 12, 2018

      As the other note said, this is not particularly exciting comfort food. Even though I did use 275g orzo, it was very soupy at the end, and although I stirred frequently it stuck to the bottom like glue.

  • Quinoa salad with walnuts, radishes and pomegranate

    • Jane on June 07, 2018

      A nice summer salad. It's quite lemony (mine may have been extra-juicy) so add lemon juice gradually if you don't like that in a salad. The crunch of the walnuts and the fruity pops of the pomegranate seeds make it interesting, so don't skip those.

  • Hake with bacon, peas and cider

    • Jane on October 26, 2017

      I didn't like this. One issue that isn't the recipe's fault is that I couldn't get dry cider and the medium-dry added an unpleasant sweetness. But apart from that it didn't wow me. There was a lot of watery cider liquid which ended up being left in the pan otherwise I would have been serving soup. Not a repeat for me.

    • Foodycat on October 13, 2017

      Very simple mid-week meal.

  • Lime and coriander chicken

    • Jane on January 09, 2019

      Very quick and easy dinner. The chicken had good flavor from the lime juice marinade and the lime cilantro topping. I served it with salad, mashed avocado and tomato salsa. Fresh and healthy meal.

    • PiaOC on January 26, 2018

      Used chicken tenderloins and barbecued instead of panfrying. Tasty and tender.

    • e_ballad on October 01, 2018

      Delicious. Ready within half an hour, with a lot of flavour for extremely little effort. Will be on high rotation.

  • Negroni sbagliato

    • Jane on March 01, 2019

      I think this might become my new favorite party drink. You have to like slightly bitter drinks, which luckily most of my friends do. Negroni (Campari & vermouth) mixed with a bottle of prosecco so good for serving a crowd (we used up 3 bottles of prosecco at my Oscars party). I used Carpano Antica Formula vermouth. With a slice of blood orange it was also a very pretty drink.

    • Foodycat on June 15, 2018

      Campari is divisive, so I admire that Nigella is confident enough in her friends to make a jug using a whole 750ml bottle of prosecco. I used a 250ml bottle and scaled the recipe down for two. It's nicer than a regular negroni, to my mind, which I find too brutally alcoholic, but I'd still want to know where people stood on Campari before I served it.

  • Roast loin of salmon with Aleppo pepper and fennel seeds

    • mlbatt on June 08, 2019

      So simple, yet dinner-party delicious!

    • ncollyer on June 24, 2018

      A simple but delicious recipe. The Aleppo pepper and the fennel work suprisingly well together. More than the sum of its parts.

  • Ginger and walnut carrot cake

    • aliradloff on December 27, 2018

      This cake is one of my absolute favourites, and I have baked a lot of cakes! I usually use melted butter rather than oil, and have used gluten free flour to make a very successful gluten free version. All of my family and friends love the gingery flavours and it never lasts long.

    • southerncooker on April 20, 2018

      This cake is a little drier and less sweet than the usual carrot cake. I really enjoyed it with coffee though. I also enjoyed the three types of ginger going on and the little bit of heat from them. It has ground and crystallized in the batter, ginger juice in the icing, and an extra sprinkle of crystallized on top. Getting the ginger juice was a breeze since she talks you thru it. I especially enjoyed how she showed you in her show - the video link has the full recipe. I didn't have the cup and a fourth of chopped walnuts called for so I used about a half cup in the batter and a quarter cup sprinkled on top. It seemed like plenty to me.

    • jackiecat on December 28, 2018

      recipe online

    • VineTomato on December 28, 2017

      Simple to make, delicious and moist. I was hoping that the ginger would come through more strongly in the icing but that just comes down to personal taste.

  • Chicken fricassée with Marsala, chestnuts and thyme

    • Astrid5555 on March 13, 2019

      Nigella’s comment about this dish sums it up perfectly. “While this is one of my absolute favourite things to eat, I admit it has a face only a mother could love.” Perfect for younger son’s request for rice with sauce, weeknight dinner-friendly and a definite keeper.

    • Foodycat on November 29, 2017

      Not a pretty dish - and it has that sort of old-school gloopiness from the flour-thickened sauce, so it really does need the suggested rice with it. Excellent flavour though, and really quick to put together.

    • e_ballad on March 05, 2018

      A definite “comfort” dish. What it loses in looks, it makes up for in taste! It does require 30 mins stoveside-attendance for constant stirring. I would strongly recommend some steamed veg as a side dish as it is very... brown.

  • Slow roast pork shoulder with caramelised garlic and ginger

    • Astrid5555 on March 17, 2019

      Luckily I wanted to serve this dish for dinner, because, as always, I forgot to read through the recipe beforehand, which asks you to roast the garlic for the caramelised garlic part before the actual roast goes into the oven for 6 hours. Nevertheless, not much hands on time is needed, which makes this a nice no-stress weekend supper. We liked the subtle Asian undertones from the ginger and soy sauce. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s tacos with today’s leftovers. Highly recommended!

  • Spelt spaghetti with spicy sesame mushrooms

    • Astrid5555 on March 12, 2019

      Like southercooker I used whole wheat spaghetti instead of the spelt spaghetti and added a little bit more soy sauce. Perfect weeknight dinner, done in 20 minutes, very good!

    • southerncooker on April 23, 2018

      I couldn't find spelt spaghetti so substituted whole wheat. Good but better with just a little more soy. Might have been because I used low sodium soy sauce.

    • Dutchmary on January 14, 2020

      I agree, you should use more soy sauce. I use a mix of Japanese Soy sauce and Ketjap manis, which is sweet and Indonesian.

    • Kinhawaii on August 19, 2019

      Would make again, although used regular spaghetti & a mix of mushrooms, really liked lemon in the Asian style sauce.

  • Gemelli with anchovies, tomatoes and mascarpone

    • Astrid5555 on October 13, 2017

      As promised quick and easy. While husband and I really enjoyed this dish, the kids did not like it at all because of the very strong anchovy taste.

    • southerncooker on June 30, 2018

      This serves two so I made it for mine and son's supper. We enjoyed it but decided not enough to make again.

    • VineTomato on December 04, 2017

      Delicious and simple - what more could you ask for in a Sunday evening dinner. Noting Astrid5555’s comment below I think you could make an as delicious version of this using a mix of roasted and sunblush or dried tomatoes. I was already thinking about this as Mr VT hates anchovies - he was even complaining as I cooked up the sauce.

    • Charlotte_vandenberg on May 06, 2019

      Super delicious! Perfect for a weeknight. Taste from anchovies, not very much tomato taste, but just enough.

    • Lepa on April 18, 2018

      This was okay but the sauce didn't have enough tomato flavor. I might try this again with canned, diced tomatoes to make more sauce.

    • LJStubbs on April 21, 2018

    • Kinhawaii on August 19, 2019

      Have made this several times with leftover mascarpone, halve the anchovies so it’s more in the background & double the tomatoes, sometimes using diced roma tomatoes, different pasta shapes. Love this creamy quick sauce!

    • Ro_ on October 08, 2019

      I really liked this pasta dish, but surprisingly my partner liked it even more and he's not really a fish fan. Great balance of flavours, I added a little lemon juice to serve as well. Substituted dry vermouth for dry white wine as that's what I had. Agree with other comments that it may be ever nicer made with sunblushed tomatoes. I'll probably be repeating this, so will try that idea out.

  • Indian-spiced chicken and potato traybake

    • lilham on November 19, 2017

      The smell from the oven was heavenly while this was cooking. Unfortunately, it didn’t taste half as nice as it smelt. They tasted just ok, nothing special. Won’t repeat again.

    • Foodycat on October 30, 2017

      Absolutely delicious. The chicken was done before the potatoes were as I like them, so I pulled the chicken out to rest for a couple of minutes while the potatoes finished up.

    • TracyKirk on January 31, 2018

      My daughter is very, very fussy and she loved it! She prefers white meat so I used chicken thighs and then added chicken breasts half way through cooking.

  • Salt and vinegar potatoes

    • southerncooker on April 26, 2018

      I made a recipe and a half of this and the three of us devoured them. Delicious. Great side to go with fish.

    • embk27 on October 13, 2018

      These are delicious - I found they needed 45 minutes to be properly browned.

    • Ro_ on February 22, 2020

      I bought potatoes that could be microwaved in the bag, so did that to replace the initial steam then transferred to the oven and followed the instructions for the rest. I didn't crush them much, but they still came out nicely. I went quite gentle on the cider vinegar, next time I'd add more.

  • Parmesan French toast

    • southerncooker on June 06, 2018

      I though this made a nice snack.

    • VineTomato on December 28, 2017

      Total disaster. The cheesy bit and egg stuck to the bottom of the pan. Could only rescue one piece (the rest went in the bin) and I don’t think it is worth the effort or the calories. If you do make it, don’t forgo the spring onion and parsley topping that was the best bit!

    • Foodycat on June 09, 2018

      Best textured French toast I have ever made - nice golden outside, soft but not soggy in the middle. I was a bit disappointed in the flavour though. With all the ingredients I was expecting something quite punchy, more like a rarebit, but it was just mildly savoury. We had some chorizo and cherry tomatoes, baked together until the juices flowed, on the side.

  • Turkish eggs

    • southerncooker on April 23, 2018

      I was really surprised at how much I loved this. I had tried another recipe once that had Greek yogurt paired with eggs and hated it. I think warming the yogurt made all the difference. Also the browned butter and Aleppo pepper didn't hurt either. Served with toasted sourdough bread for dipping in the browned butter, yogurt, and egg yolk.

    • VineTomato on December 15, 2017

      Poached eggs are not for me. Despite buying fresh eggs, the rigmarole of putting them in the fridge, straining them, adding lemon juice - they were still not lovely and round. Ugh. Just puts me off. This dish also creates a myriad of washing up - three pots and two bowls. It also did not taste all that wonderful - however I used Urfa flakes instead of aleppo - so perhaps got the desired colour but not the flavour. Agree with Foodycat - hot smoked paprika would make a world of difference. Next time I will boil or fry my egg - this dish is going to become important when I start the blood sugar diet in January (fun times).

    • Foodycat on October 13, 2017

      I can't poach an egg to save my life so I used boiled. I have made several versions of this dish - this is a good one, although I prefer the versions that add a bit of hot smoked paprika to the butter.

  • Egg tortilla pie

    • southerncooker on April 14, 2018

      I loved this. The crispy edges of the tortilla were perfect for dipping into the runny yolk. Loved the addition of hot sauce to the top before baking.

    • ncollyer on September 23, 2018

      Clever recipe. Made mine vegetarian with a thin layer of ripe sliced tomatoes, and two handfuls of baby arugula instead of the ham. Added another egg so it would easily serve two. Very tasty and simple.

    • Foodycat on June 25, 2018

      I got distracted by the doorbell so this was a bit over done but SO tasty. This is definitely going to be a home-alone favourite.

    • LJStubbs on April 21, 2018

  • Tomato and fried bread hash

    • southerncooker on April 14, 2018

      This was delicious served with scrambled eggs.

  • Catalan toasts

    • southerncooker on April 23, 2018

      Simple but oh so delicious. I used toasted sourdough bread and very ripe Roma tomatoes. Will definitely be making these again.

    • Foodycat on June 09, 2018

      I couldn't get big ripe tomatoes so I used cherry tomatoes, which had the flavour but didn't fall to smush the way it should, and I didn't de-seed. So delicious though.

  • Bashed cucumber and radish salad

    • southerncooker on April 23, 2018

      Delicious and refreshing.

    • Foodycat on July 26, 2018

      Very good - my cucumbers were unbashable though, they just broke (I have made this sort of salad before and not had the problem so it was just this cuke).

    • Fivespice on September 03, 2018

      Used small crunchy cucumers. Used furikake seasoning (contains sesame seeds) Also used walnut oil as didn’t have sesame and cider vinegar as didn’t have rice (realise these are not really substiutes). Thought this was really good and went particularly well with smoked salmon.

    • Silverscreensuppers on June 26, 2018

      I agree with southerncooker - this is yummy. Eaten during a heatwave in London and I loved it.

    • Ro_ on September 15, 2020

      Nice, but there are other Asian cucumber salad recipes I prefer.

    • angrygreycat on July 08, 2019

      This was a nice combination with the cucumber and radish. I still think I prefer another cucumber salad I make, but I'd make this one for a change of pace.

  • Garlic and Parmesan mash

    • southerncooker on June 06, 2018

      While these were good I've never used potato water in my mashed potatoes only milk or cream. The potato water didn't lend any flavor and I enjoy milk or cream more. I had to add more butter and parmesan. I'm hoping to try leftovers in the waffles.

    • LJStubbs on April 21, 2018

    • angrygreycat on January 02, 2019

      Made this for dinner tonight. They were okay, seemed a little dry - I opted for the casserole method for making ahead from the recipe. Simple but I have other potato recipes that are better.

  • Potato waffles from leftover garlic and Parmesan mash

    • southerncooker on June 07, 2018

      I used the leftover garlic and Parmesan mashed potatoes as suggested. I liked them better than the original potatoes. The bites of bacon with the waffle was delicious. Ketchup was also good on them. I'm sure I just made someone cringe. These waffles remind me a bit of the mashed potato cakes I've eaten and made all my life. I do like my families version better but these were still good.

  • Emergency brownies

    • southerncooker on April 14, 2018

      I wish I'd had some of the disposable pans in the size she says to use for this. Since I didn't I used a ramekin, but it would have worked better in the pans suggested. Despite that it was still delicious. Perfect size for 2 large or 4 small brownies.

    • CindyinOttawa on May 27, 2018

      I used disposable aluminum pans...the ones I usually use to catch drippings from my bbq - a great fit. These were quick, easy and delish...I like mine gooey, so always tough to watch they don't overbake and get cakey. On her show, I love how Nigella takes a giant bite out of these. I did too.

    • LJStubbs on April 21, 2018

    • Ro_ on March 14, 2020

      I only realised afterwards that I used cacao powder instead of cocoa powder, so these came out reeeeally richly chocolatey (and much darker than in the picture in the book) but they were still good. The bitterness of the chocolate was helped by the fact that instead of 50g walnuts and 50g chocolate chips, I used 100g white chocolate chips. I didn't have a disposable aluminium tray so used a pyrex dish, which seemed to turn out fine. All in all: great to have a brownie recipe for two people and I'd make again.

    • JJ2018 on May 29, 2019

      Realty enjoyed these. Super quick to make and the perfect brownie to serve In a sundae with ice cream. I left out walnuts so threw in a handful of mini marshmallows instead which added to the chew and used a mix of dark and white chocolate chips.

  • Chicken barley

    • tui on July 20, 2018

      I was looking for a recipe for an inexpensive but tasty chicken stew to serve to homeless people and found this. Perfect! I multiplied the quantities by ten (approximately) and had enough for fifty people. It was a little soupy and next time I would use a bit more barley and a little less stock, but it was great. Thank you, Nigella.

  • Spatchcock chicken with miso and sesame seeds

    • KarinaFrancis on April 05, 2020

      Delicious, savoury and simple. I’m a big fan of spatchcocking chicken and the marinade gave it a delicious flavour and lovely burnished skin.

  • Queen of puddings

    • KarinaFrancis on August 30, 2020

      Proper nursery dessert at its best! A delicious layer of bread and butter pudding, a layer of jam (apricot was what I had) with a pillowy merengue topping - heaven. Very happy that I have enough brioche crumbs stashed in the freezer to make this again.

    • LJStubbs on April 21, 2018

  • Chicken with red grapes and Marsala

    • KarinaFrancis on November 13, 2018

      This was a divisive dish in our household, I really liked it, the silver fox not so much. I used thighs instead of breasts, which of course took longer to cook and the grapes burst. This wasn't necessarily bad but I used almost black grapes which gave the sauce a funny reddish colour, like uncooked out wine. I'm not painting the best picture, but do try it, I enjoyed eating it.

    • Allie80 on April 20, 2019

      We gave this a 9/10: * Clear, easy to follow instructions * End result not too dissimilar to the photo in the book * Short ingredient list, mostly standard store cupboard items with only Marsala being more unusual * Short prep and cooking time – about 35 minutes from start to finish * Tasty dish, lots of flavour for very little process

  • Chicken and pea traybake

    • KarinaFrancis on October 22, 2018

      I really enjoyed this and it was very simple to put together. Like the previous comments, the peas are surprisingly delicious. I used a shallow tray which helped the chicken brown, and produced enough juice to keep the peas moist. There was a fair bit of juice in the pan at the end and I thought to hive that off separately to the rest of the leftovers. I used it the next night as part of the liquid to cook some rice that I sauteed in a little of the chicken fat and chopped leftover leeks. I stirred in the remaining peas at the end, it was delicious! The silver fox rated it higher than the original dish and said I should make it again just for the transformed leftovers.

    • HilaryLittle on January 10, 2018

      Fantastic recipe, so simple to prepare and delicious to eat. Perfect recipe for a beginner. Regular on our menu now!

    • Foodycat on October 13, 2017

      Incredibly quick to prepare and really delicious. I used dried dill instead of fresh.

    • embk27 on October 13, 2018

      Great recipe - I would definitely add more liquid half way through as some of the peas had hardened at the end. I replaced the vermouth with white wine.

    • EmmaJaneDay on February 09, 2018

      I agree with the others, this was easy and delicious. I only cooked 6 thighs, as my chickens must have had thunder thighs, whereas Ms Lawson’s are obviously petite! Didn’t put as much salt in the peas as directed, as didn’t have enough flakes, so used table salt. Still, thought it might be a bit salty, but it wasn’t. I could eat peas this was every day.

    • CarolC13 on December 22, 2017

      Yum yum yum! This is fabulous and really easy. I’ve made this a couple of times and it comes out just like the picture. You don’t have to use dill (parsley would work), and while the vermouth is better, if you run out (oops...!), white wine works fine. I topped up the liquid a but when stirring in the middle.

  • Beef and aubergine fatteh

    • VineTomato on October 10, 2018

      I approached this with low expectations, as I’ve experienced a few disasters from this cookbook. However. Divine. So, so good! I was concerned that the meat was a little dry but aubergine are lovely pockets of juicy flavor. When can I make this again, and how can I make a veggie version from Mr VT? The pitta chips are too good.

    • Kirstin_the_Kiwi on July 04, 2018

      Served this as a main for 3 people - just the right amount.

    • Foodycat on November 21, 2017

      I doubled the amount of Aleppo pepper because I wanted a bit of kick and it was just right for us. Really simple, really tasty.

    • lou_weez on October 17, 2017

      I made the mince mixture the day before, so all I had to do when I got home from work was crisp up the pita bread and gently reheat the yoghurt topping. Made for an awesome midweek meal.

    • LJStubbs on April 21, 2018

    • cewuk on December 31, 2019

      Outstanding. Worked well without pomegranate. Try with lamb mince next time?

  • Toasted Brie, Parma ham and fig sandwich

    • VineTomato on November 17, 2017

      I have not bought the book yet but watching the show on BBC. This just looked totally delicious on the show and I follow Nigella on Twitter so have seen all the comments about this toasty - mostly people who can’t find figs and are looking for or have made replacements! Hubby managed to get figs, although he tells me they had to go look in the back for them. Very tasty but the amount of butter and oil required in the pan is a bit off putting. I will make again traditional toasty style which will still not be healthy but healthier! I’m kind of glad I didn’t really like this - just not worth the calories.

    • Frogcake on May 18, 2018

      The “good white bread” for me is my day-old home loaf. Oh my, this is so good. Not too often though! This is my favourite grilled cheese sandwich - no question about it. I make it extra savoury with a light spread of mayo-full fat inside and out.

    • JJ2018 on September 25, 2019

      This was really nice and super easy. Would make again. The fig was a nice twist

  • Red cabbage with cranberries

    • VineTomato on December 28, 2017

      I reduced the amount as it was only two of us - however about 40 min into the cooking it burnt to the bottom of my le creuset pan!!!! I made sure to keep plenty liquid so advise others to watch this like a hawk. We managed to rescue some of it for dinner and it was pretty good. I left out the cloves and cinnamon for Mr VT’s sake and it was still very tasty.

    • Victoria_from_London on January 12, 2020

      I didn't have enough dried cranberries so replaced with golden raisins (sultanas) which made it a bit bland I think - pomegranate molasses gave it some nice fruity bite and I'd use that again.

  • Lemon tendercake with blueberry compote

    • Lovestocook on January 20, 2018

      Loved the flavour of this cake and it makes a great dairy free option. Surprisingly light given the batter contains coconut milk and oil. The compote and coconut yogurt topping go very well with it and are worth making.

  • Roast red chicory

    • Foodycat on November 29, 2017

      I used radicchio instead of red chicory - makes a nice bitter accompaniment.

  • Butternut and sweet potato curry

    • Foodycat on March 05, 2019

      I should have followed Lepa's note and served some lime pickle on the side. It needed more acidity (maybe some tamarind) and a bit more spice - maybe some fennel seed and black pepper - to round it out. It was good but I wouldn't make it as written again.

    • Lepa on May 10, 2018

      This was good- but not great. It needs something else to accompany it to make a whole meal. I made rice and also an Indian chickpea dish. We ate it with yogurt and Indian pickles. I would cook it longer without the lid next time, as the sauce was too watery at the end and probably would have been better if it had reduced a bit more.

    • LJStubbs on April 21, 2018

  • Chilli cheese garlic bread

    • Foodycat on October 13, 2017

      So good!

    • Ro_ on May 15, 2020

      This was really good! I had quite a large loaf so I should have scaled up the ingredients for the butter. Actually the garlic still came through pretty strongly, it was just the mozzarella/butter that was a bit lacking so maybe next time I'd just add more of those and keep the garlic the same.

  • Lamb kofta with garlic sauce

    • Foodycat on June 04, 2018

      I felt like there was a bit of a gap in the seasoning - it needed a bit more allspice or a little cinnamon or something. But very simple to prepare and very delicious. And garlicky.

    • Lsblackburn1 on September 02, 2018

      Nice basic and easy kofta recipe. I divided the meat among 5 skewers and did them on the grill. Really liked the yogurt sauce for this!

    • etcjm on May 23, 2020

      Very good. Thank you for the recommendation of adding 'something else' from the other notes, I added half teaspoon of paprika. I think this helped as the yoghurt sauce is so strong. Used 3 garlic cloves in the sauce, which I think was sufficient. In my opinion this is not a meal for 4 or 5, more like 3 or 4 at a push with other things. It only made 9 and 2 two each for 4 of us, with one to fight over didn't work for my greedy lot. Served with chilli halloumi and red pepper hummus as well the salad additions. Altogether a tasty meal, I'll just use more meat next time! Fair to say the vampires didn't stand a chance - if you love garlic you'll like this meal. We had a lot of sauce leftover so I might reduce next time.

    • Hilaryjh on October 15, 2018

      Delicious - definitely will be having again.

  • Chilli mint lamb cutlets with a preserved lemon and mint sauce

    • Foodycat on June 09, 2018

      I got some heavily discounted organic lamb racks, so I used those instead of individual cutlets, and I cooked them on a charcoal bbq, 20 minutes direct heat, 10 minutes indirect (we like lamb medium to well done). Even though I'd marinated the meat for a couple of hours beforehand, I don't think any of the flavour came through. And the dressing ended up as a thick paste rather than anything I could dollop around. But saying that, the preserved lemon and mint dressing was absolutely delicious with the tender lamb. I wouldn't bother with the marinade next time, I'd just add a bit of chilli to the dressing.

    • Ro_ on November 25, 2019

      I only discovered halfway through making this that my mint plant had died, so I had to use some dried mint and fresh parsley to bulk out the sauce. Nonetheless I thought this was a very nice recipe, just need to be careful with the balance of flavours since the preserved lemons are very potent. I used lamb leg chops instead of cutlets.

  • No-churn bourbon salted caramel ice cream

    • Foodycat on June 03, 2018

      I've made a couple of Nigella's no-churn ice cream recipes. For some reason (I assume the caramel) this one doesn't whip to soft peaks the way the others do, so you don't really get much air in it. Which I didn't mind (richly creamy velvet is a good thing in my book) but a friend found to be an unpleasantly slimy mouthfeel. The flavour is wonderful (I used a teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt, and 3 tbs of rye instead of bourbon).

  • Butterscotch pots

    • Foodycat on June 10, 2018

      Disaster. I've made this kind of pudding many times with no problems at all but this time the cream split at the very last minute leaving a heavy, grainy mess swimming in a lake of melted butter.

  • Couscous with pine nuts and dill

  • Victoria sponge with cardamom, marmalade and crème fraîche

    • Lepa on March 24, 2019

      My husband made this for my birthday. The combination of flavors was really nice.

  • Turmeric rice with cardamom and cumin

    • e_ballad on February 07, 2020

      An easy side dish. Would probably work well in a rice cooker.

  • Red-hot roast salsa

    • Frogcake on July 28, 2018

      A tasty salsa. Reduce the number of hot peppers a bit and add a half cup of heavy cream - now you have an amazing pasta sauce!

  • Capellini with scallops

    • Frogcake on May 05, 2018

      This was ok as written. I jazzed it up with one more garlic clove, a slug more of vermouth, and a touch of cream. Also added about one quarter cup of shredded cheddar to the bottom of the pasta bowl (this became melty with the sauced hot pasta), and sprinkled a tablespoon of homemade toasted rye breadcrumbs. Would repeat with changes. Could also use shrimp in place of scallops.

  • Chopped salad

    • Frogcake on July 28, 2018

      We loved the pomegranate seeds on this. An otherwise standard salad.

  • Beetroot and goat's cheese salad with a passionfruit dressing

    • Frogcake on July 28, 2018

      Roasted beets and goat cheese is one of my favourite combinations. Also loved the dressing here. Note to self: this is a simple version of a lovely beet salad in “West” where beets are salt-roasted, served with a sherry vinegrette and candied walnuts.

  • Pork steaks with Port and figs

    • Frogcake on May 06, 2018

      I’m very fond of this “pig and fig” recipe. Very easy to make and very tasty. Will repeat.

  • Carrots and fennel with harissa

    • Nomola on January 01, 2018

      Love this - really easy and have done at least 5 times

  • Roast duck with orange, soy and ginger

    • Nomola on January 01, 2018

      Made this last night - steamed the duck the day before - absolutely delicious, but (and it could have been that my ducks were smaller - hadn’t checked the size - very stupidly) would say doesn’t need cooking for as long. Served with wraps and salad. Steaming the duck stopped it from drying out ... lovely

  • Golden egg curry

    • LJStubbs on April 21, 2018

  • Forgotten cookies

    • LJStubbs on April 21, 2018

  • Sunken chocolate Amaretto cake with crumbled amaretti cream

    • Kinhawaii on August 19, 2019

      Others enjoyed this more than I did- thought it very light & liked the Amaretto- I didn’t make the cream. I prefer other similar chocolate cakes.

  • Raspberry-flecked sour cream cake

    • Kinhawaii on August 19, 2019

      Didn’t like this although I did try baking it in a 6 cup bundt pan- but it looked like a loaf or pound cake with a nice split so wasn’t flat, & my new freeze dried raspberries didn’t taste great so used freeze dried strawberries I had leftover from Ottolenghi’s mini strawberry cakes. Didn’t have enough berry flavor but besides that the texture & moistness wasn’t great compared to other sour cream cakes I have made before. Ottolenghi’s mini strawberry cake, although I thought my icing was not the best color, was much better in taste & texture.

    • Breebs on February 10, 2020

      Simple and not overly sweet. I would suggest a little salt to the batter to make the berry flavor come though better, and I ended up adding a drop of food coloring to the glaze because mine was not as snowy white as the cookbook picture.

  • Bulgar wheat with flaked almonds and nigella seeds

    • Ro_ on November 25, 2019

      Very nice and pretty easy. I'm not exactly sure what the last 15 minutes with the tea towel achieves, to me the bulgar already seemed cooked and sufficiently dried out after the initial simmer/steam. But the flavours were all delicious, while remaining fairly subtle. I made this to serve with the chlli and mint lamb cutlets on p172 and it worked really well.

  • Subverting the spiralizer

    • etcjm on June 03, 2020

      Thought this would be a great idea. My moderately sized potatoes spiralized OK, but when cooked I couldn't get the balance between uncooked and burnt. Then doing sweet potatoes the same way, I took them out earlier, they seem soft initially but do crisp up - maybe the key is taking them out before they look remotely golden and allowing them to crisp as they cool. Season well. Next time I will try the medium cutter and this might give me a little leeway between tasty and black! The sweet potatoes were great. I do think though that this was incredible messy, between preparing, frying and eating. I had grease everywhere.

  • Brussels sprouts with preserved lemons and pomegranate

    • Dee2381 on July 07, 2018

      I love preserved lemons. A lot of Moroccan dishes call for them. I would try this recipe first.

  • Warm blondie pudding

    • angrygreycat on January 06, 2019

      I made this for a Sunday dinner dessert to serve as an option to Sticky Toffee Pudding. My daughter liked this quite a bit, but she is a big nut fan. I found that the nuts, it is made with almond flour and has chopped walnuts in it, overwhelmed any other flavor and that is all that I could taste. I couldn't taste the white chocolate at all. Perhaps it was the quality of my chocolate? Not sure if I will make again.

  • Sticky toffee pudding

    • angrygreycat on January 06, 2019

      Made this for Sunday dinner dessert today - it was soooo good. Gingery, sweet with a bite from the molasses. On top of that super easy to make, I made this and the Warm Blondie pudding in less than an hour, cleaned up and had them ready to serve. Definitely will make again.

  • Radiatori with sausage and saffron

    • Jesmondgirl on April 08, 2020

      Very tasty - the sausage meat melted into the tomatoey sauce. Couldn’t get Italian sausages but still tasty.

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  • Food52

    ...generously delivers similarly warm, nourishing, and basic (in the best way possible) recipes that never fail to answer the very question: “What are we going to eat?”

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  • Joy the Baker

    One of Joy's picks for favorite books from spring 2018.

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  • Food52

    An interview with the author.

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  • ISBN 10 1784741639
  • ISBN 13 9781784741631
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  • Published Sep 21 2017
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Chatto & Windus

Publishers Text

Nigella Lawson is a champion of the home cook and her new book celebrates the food she loves to cook for friends and family. The recipes are warming, comforting, and inspirational, from new riffs on classic dishes – including Chicken Fricassée and Sticky Toffee Pudding – to adventures in a host of new dishes and ingredients, from Aubergine Fatteh to White Miso Hummus.

AT MY TABLE includes dishes to inspire all cooks and eaters, from Hake with Bacon, Peas and Cider to Indian-Spiced Chicken and Potato Traybake and Chilli Mint Lamb Cutlets; plus a host of colourful vegetable dishes, like Eastern Mediterranean Chopped Salad and Carrots and Fennel with Harissa.

No Nigella cookbook would be complete without sweet treats, and AT MY TABLE is no exception, with Emergency Brownies, White Chocolate Cheesecake and a Victoria Sponge with Cardamom, Marmalade and Crème Fraîche set to become family favourites.

As Nigella writes, ‘happiness is best shared’ and the food in this book will be served and savoured at your own kitchen table just as it is at hers.

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