Feast: Food to Celebrate Life (USA) by Nigella Lawson

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  • Chocolate Guinness cake

    • louie734 on March 26, 2013

      The most-requested cake in our house. Beautiful to look at and a batter for the truly lazy - everything is stirred in the saucepan. A moist cake that always sinks in the center, the better to fill with the extremely good, just-sweet-enough cream cheese frosting. A pleasure to look at and to eat.

    • Laurendmck on March 17, 2018

      p. 286. I've made this several times, this time without the frosting, for simplicity's sake. It's wonderful.

    • stockholm28 on January 30, 2017

      Very tasty and moist chocolate cake. Mine sunk in the middle but just added extra icing in the center.

  • Banana buttermilk pancakes

    • louie734 on March 26, 2013

      These are a bit magical in that they barely taste of banana but achieve a special lightness from its inclusion.

    • louie734 on January 21, 2019

      Almost had forgotten how soft and pillowy these feather-light pancakes are. A batch of batter lasted overnight in the fridge and allowed us a full weekend of breakfasts. Instead of buttermilk, I used a dollop of sour cream, then topped up with almond milk. These are magic.

  • Lemon meringue cake

    • Jane on October 17, 2013

      This is one of my standby desserts. Always have all the ingredients in the house and it's a quick and easy dessert that looks and tastes like it took a lot more effort.

    • aargle on May 20, 2018

      This is absolutely delicious, inexpensive with ingredients that you readily have on hand. Made the lemon curd from Stephanie Alexander's Cook's Companion. Will go into my easy desserts repertoir.

    • kezwell on May 28, 2020

      Delicious, on nigella site. Was worried about turning out but worked.

  • Chocolate Malteser cake

    • Jane on April 09, 2018

      This a regular favorite birthday cake in my family. This time the request was for a chocolate ganache coating rather than the buttercream. I made a half quantity of the buttercream as the filling.

  • Red kidney bean dip

  • Muttar paneer

  • Spaghetti alle vongole

  • Rice and meatballs

  • Ritzy chicken nuggets

    • jumali on January 03, 2011

      Greasy and bland.

  • Lamb shanks with figs and honey

    • jzanger on February 03, 2011

      This was really delicious. I halved it and ended up making a gravy with the liquid at the end. Would also be great with prunes. I added a healthy amount of salt at the end which really tied the flavors together.

  • One-pan sage-and-onion chicken and sausage

    • Krisb on November 21, 2010

      Be sure to check doneness frequently -- the time/temp given seems to lead to overdone chicken and sausage.

  • Rhubarb muffins

    • Vand11 on January 29, 2011

      Can Use 8 Grain Cereal in lieu of wheat germ.

  • Cornbread, cranberry and orange stuffing

    • JoannaV on November 28, 2010

      the cornbread part was very easy and tasty - worked great in a stuffing

  • Chewy macaroons

    • PatriciaScarpin on January 20, 2012

      So, so good - and easy. Very chewy on the inside - marzipany, actually - with a hint of rosewater - just heavenly.

  • Vodka-marinated steak

    • FJT on September 06, 2020

      This would probably have been lovely had I not overcooked the steak. I did not like the instructions to sear it and then put the lid on, but I followed it to see what happened ... and it was truly overcooked. Next time I'll cook steak the normal way (e.g. get my husband to cook it). The flavour of the steak was good but the marinade once reduced a bit for the sauce was too salty. I really didn't enjoy my dinner which is a shame given the price of steak here.

  • Lentils braised in red wine

    • mrsjencarlson on August 04, 2012

      this was amazing. restaurant quality, and so easy. i used pre-cooked lentils, cut out the water and just used the wine. amazing. really good with mustard glazed fish.

  • Toblerone fondue

    • bching on December 31, 2015

      A family favorite in the winter. Delicious with pieces of dried apricot to dunk.

  • Rhubarb crumble

    • ccwashashore on June 17, 2020

      Excellent and super easy. Could up the amount of sugar in the rhubarb slightly say 1/3 cup. I used Turbinado (vanilla) sugar in the topping in place of the white vanilla sugar.

  • Brussels sprouts with chestnuts, pancetta and parsley

    • Lsblackburn1 on November 23, 2018

      This is my favorite holiday Brussels recipe! I did cut them in half since they were big. Easy and delicious.

  • Blakean fish pie

    • Lsblackburn1 on September 30, 2018

      Super rich and delicious comfort food! Most of my liquid disappeared while poaching the fish so I added more white wine. Didn’t seem to hurt the dish! Also, this was too much for my pie dish so next time I’d use the rectangular casserole.

  • Chocolate gingerbread

    • angrygreycat on September 30, 2018

      Made this for an Autumn-y dessert. The cake is delicious and very squidgy. Comes out more like a brownie with gingerbread flavoring. Next time I would probably leave off the glaze as this is super rich and doesn't really need it.

  • St. Tropez chicken

    • angrygreycat on October 07, 2018

      Super easy and tasty chicken dish. The chicken comes out a beautiful bronze color. Will make again.

  • Smashed potato gratin

    • angrygreycat on October 07, 2018

      Made this to go with the St. Tropez chicken from Feast as well. This was fine but nothing special, although I did like the idea of cooking the potatoes in milk rather than boiling in water and then adding milk to mash.

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  • Food52

    Picked for Food52's December 2018 Cookbook Club.

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  • Food52

    ...her recipes, have always reiterated for me the notion that eating is an act of great respect for the dead—because self-sustainment...is an act of survival, a direct reverence to life itself.

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  • ISBN 10 1401301363
  • ISBN 13 9781401301361
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  • Published Oct 01 2004
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Hyperion Books
  • Imprint Hyperion Books

Publishers Text

2005 James Beard Award Nominee - Entertaining and Special Occasions

The domestic goddess dishes up her favorite foods for entertaining year-round with family and friends.

Nigella Lawson, Gourmet magazine's It Girl, New York Times Dining In columnist, and bestselling cookbook author, is celebrating life -- and you're invited. Feast, Nigella's most festive book yet, offers savory, spicy, and delicious recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, Eid, New Year's, Passover, Easter gatherings, and any time you want to celebrate food and life. This book is filled with festive recipes, and in it, Nigella offers tips, tricks, and shortcuts that will ensure you dine with ease, style, and fun. Feast also includes some surprising gems, like Nigella's Chocolate Cake Hall of Fame, her best cheeseburger, and even a whole section entitled Fast, full of food to create after you have overindulged. And like her other cookbooks, Feast is a cookbook that will be treasured all year long.

Ms. Lawson brings to life the sensual aspects of cooking, helping you understand . . . the pleasure of the journey. --New York Times

Vivid and fresh -- we would drive on the left side of the road to get to her molten-chocolate baby cakes.
--People



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