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A celebration of Italian food that is fresh, delicious, and unpretentious with 120 quick and easy recipes to elevate weeknight meals into no-fuss feasts.
 
Before she was a Food Network star and bestselling cookbook author, Nigella found her way to Florence, where she learned to cook like an Italian. With beautiful color photographs to inspire, Nigellissima has all the hallmarks of traditional Italian fare in its faithfulness to the freshest ingredients and simplest methods.

From pasta and meat to fish, vegetables, and, of course, dolci, there is something for every mood, season, and occasion: Curly-Edged Pasta with Lamb Ragu; Spaghettini with Lemon and Garlic Breadcrumbs; Meatzza, a meatball mixture pressed into a pan and finished with traditional Margherita ingredients; and Baby Eggplant with Oregano and Red Onion. Never an afterthought, Nigella’s low-maintenance “sweet things” include Instant Chocolate-Orange Mousse; light, doughnut-like Sambuca Kisses; and One-Step No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream, to name just a few.
 
Nigella believes that every ingredient must earn its place in a recipe, and she gives tips and techniques for making the most of your time in the kitchen. She guides you to stocking your pantry with a few supermarket ingredients and shows you how to make the most of them for spontaneous meals that taste boldly Italian.
 
Nigellissima is a love letter to the pleasures of cooking—and eating—the way Italians do. With a nod to the traditional but in Nigella’s trademark style, here are recipes that excite the imagination without stressing the cook.

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Americans trolling for something novel in Italian cookery need look no further than Lawson’s latest book, which displays with vivid photographs her unique take on fast, simple dishes. Uncompromising purists may carp that these recipes are not authentic regional Italian; Lawson aims to modernize classic Italian cookery principles to better suit contemporary kitchens. Pastas range from a beautifully baroque yet quickly prepared lasagna to a simple toss of pasta, gorgonzola cheese, fresh spinach leaves, and pistachios. Italian Americans conversant with giambotta will recognize a cousin in Lawson’s Italian Tray Bake, loaded with chicken, sausage, and potatoes. Lovely inspirations for vegetable side dishes include roasted brussels sprouts gently herbed and mock mashed potatoes made from semolina. To ensure family contentment, the author has made use of the palates of her own teenage children. A few recipes, such as a turkey breast stuffed with sausage and cranberries, make outstanding centerpieces at party buffet tables. --Mark Knoblauch

About the Author

NIGELLA LAWSON is the bestselling author of eight cookbooks, including Nigella Kitchen, Nigella Express, and Nigella Bites, which together with her television shows on the Food Network and her iPhone apps have made her a household name around the world. She is also a contributor to The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature. Nigella lives in London with her family.

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Esther Schindler
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Nigella indulges in her inner Italian side. And I indulge in her recipes.
Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2012
I couldn''t wait. Nigella Lawson''s Italian cookbook was released this fall in the UK, but the US version isn''t scheduled to publish here until next spring. Really, you think I could control myself that long? Of course not. So I bought the UK version (I''m not scared off by... See more
I couldn''t wait. Nigella Lawson''s Italian cookbook was released this fall in the UK, but the US version isn''t scheduled to publish here until next spring. Really, you think I could control myself that long? Of course not. So I bought the UK version (I''m not scared off by kilos rather than pounds), and I''ve been cooking from it for a few weeks.

Nigella describes the book as "instant Italian inspiration" and it does follow her premise that good food is worth quality time, but not so much of it that you forget to enjoy the dinner party (or just family dinner) you put together. It''s not all 30-minute-meals, but there is a sense of you having OTHER things to do besides spend the day in the kitchen.

There are long-ish chapters devoted to pasta; flesh, fish & fowl; vegetables & sides; sweet things; and an Italian-inspired Christmas (which could be called ..."or other holiday meal"). So far, I''ve made three dishes. "Meatza" is a no-bread-dough pizza. It''s basically ground beef as the crust (think: very thin meatloaf) with pizza toppings piled on top: tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh basil. That worked fine for a midweek meal, and I bet it''d be a hit in any household with picky eaters. I also made a dinner of her pork chops with fennel seeds and allspice (which is just as good as it sounds) accompanied by spinach baked with ricotta and nutmeg (which was truly yummy, as well as super-easy). I have my eye on several other recipes, such as Taliata for Two (steak with cherry tomatoes and an oil-vinegar-chili sauce) and roast butternut squash with sage (with a bit of Gorgonzola, she says, it''s suitable as a main course rather than a side dish, particularly when served with her Italian golden lentils... though I''m not sure I have seen Castlluccio lentils here in the U.S.). My Thanksgiving stand-around-and-nibble-something-with-the-beer appetizer was almost the Gorgonzola and cannellini (bean) dip served with raw red pepper, sugar snap peas, and cauliflower.

There are, however, plenty of recipes that make me think, "That''s nice, but I know I''m not going to make it." Some of these are my own food preferences (I''m not fond of lamb for instance) but others are just... shrug. You may feel differently, of course.

Bottom line: This is a solidly good cookbook, but only "very good" and not quite as wonderful as Nigella Express: 130 Recipes for Good Food, Fast , or Feast: Food to Celebrate Life , or Nigella Christmas , any of which I''d recommend as a better choice as your first Nigella Cookbook. On the other hand, there''s nothing at all wrong with "solidly good," especially if you love Italian food. If you like her other cookbooks, you''ll like this one, too.
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Brit Mountain Artist
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Nigella’s book ~It’s a classic you need it in your collection! Full of tasty wonderful recipes!
Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2019
I absolutely love this Nigella cookery book her recipes are easy and full of things you want to eat. I bought this after watching her Christmas Italian recipe tv show. Full of great ideas easy to make and soo tasty! I have made the chocolate cake recipe made with light... See more
I absolutely love this Nigella cookery book her recipes are easy and full of things you want to eat. I bought this after watching her Christmas Italian recipe tv show. Full of great ideas easy to make and soo tasty! I have made the chocolate cake recipe made with light olive oil, eggs and almond flour at least 6 times since December and its only February. I like her way of cooking as she makes it as easy as she can and doesn’t skimp on taste- a great book for those who take pride in their baking for family and friends
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Vicki S.
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Limited Recipe Appeal
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2020
I normally adore Nigella’s cookbooks as they are so beautiful and the recipes so easy and delicious. But this book disappointed me because most of the recipes were not something I would eat nor would my family. I did try some recipes that did appeal to me and they were very... See more
I normally adore Nigella’s cookbooks as they are so beautiful and the recipes so easy and delicious. But this book disappointed me because most of the recipes were not something I would eat nor would my family. I did try some recipes that did appeal to me and they were very good.
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L. Cipro
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Easy Recipes
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2019
So far I have made 2 recipes for a dinner party and both were delicious and easy to prepare. I was asked for the recipes by my guests they enjoyed the meal so much. I love that Nigella''s recipes are easy to prepare and ingredients easy to find at your local market. I... See more
So far I have made 2 recipes for a dinner party and both were delicious and easy to prepare. I was asked for the recipes by my guests they enjoyed the meal so much. I love that Nigella''s recipes are easy to prepare and ingredients easy to find at your local market. I also like that each recipe has a picture and I especially like Nigella''s tips and stories with each recipe. I have many more recipes flagged in the book to make.
I always like and enjoy all of Nigella''s cookbooks.
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Avid Reader
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Another Home Run For Nigella Lawson
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2013
I have been a fan of Nigella''s since I first saw her on the Food Network years and years ago. I own all of her cookbooks and have cooked out of them over the years. Her recipes are all winners. When I heard she was doing an Italian cookbook, I couldn''t wait to see it. Like... See more
I have been a fan of Nigella''s since I first saw her on the Food Network years and years ago. I own all of her cookbooks and have cooked out of them over the years. Her recipes are all winners. When I heard she was doing an Italian cookbook, I couldn''t wait to see it. Like her other books, they use easy to find ingredients. The photos are beautiful another plus for this book. She uses fresh ingredients that you can find in a grocery store or online nowadays. Her recipes are not the kind that you have to use every pot in the house to do one dish. This was another plus for me.

I am very picky about cookbooks I buy, if there is only one recipe I want then I go to my local library to borrow it. With Nigella''s books especially this one, there are so many I could cook a new one each night and never get bored. This book is even perfect for people who don''t cook but love to look at beautiful cookbooks.

If you are an old fan of Nigella''s or a new one, this book is worth purchasing. I know there will be people who are food snobs who will say they aren''t authentic Italian recipes. So what! Authentic or inspired just another way to look at recipes. Some of the most delicious food I have ever eaten weren''t authentic to the cuisine but inspired by the cuisine. Nigella Lawson writes for those of us who aren''t CIA graduates but people who love to cook at home for people we love. This book is another incentive to get people to love going into their kitchens and cooking for family and friends. So yes, I highly recommend this book and hope whoever buys it will enjoy it as much as I am. Thanks Nigella for hitting another one out of the ball park.
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Shep2
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Excellent, show-stopping recipes!
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2021
We''ve prepared a number of dishes from this book already, and they are all delicious, easy to follow, and gorgeous The Italian Christmas Pudding Cake was a real show-stopper - I gave some to my Italian neighbors and they raved about it!
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Sandy
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Very Nice
Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2018
This book is okay, but it isn''t her best. She tries to put twists on things that might be better left in the traditional manner. I love Nigella and her videos captivate me. This one is very good, but it is not her best effort. I know she lived in Italy and is well... See more
This book is okay, but it isn''t her best. She tries to put twists on things that might be better left in the traditional manner. I love Nigella and her videos captivate me. This one is very good, but it is not her best effort. I know she lived in Italy and is well versed in Italian food, but somehow this book just seems a little off or out of her element.
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Judy M Murray
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Delicious recipes
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2021
Nigella''s recipes are consistently delicious, easy to make and use readily available ingredients. I like the fact that this book contained American measurements I enjoy inviting family to all Nigella meals.
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Marand
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Italian inspiration
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 27, 2012
The recipes in this book aren''t authentically Italian but this is not intended as criticism. The book didn''t set out to be an authentic Italian cook book (try Anna del Conte, Marcella Hazan, Gennaro Contaldo for that) but is certainly inspired by Italian cuisine. I think it...See more
The recipes in this book aren''t authentically Italian but this is not intended as criticism. The book didn''t set out to be an authentic Italian cook book (try Anna del Conte, Marcella Hazan, Gennaro Contaldo for that) but is certainly inspired by Italian cuisine. I think it is well laid out and the recipes are explained clearly which makes this an ideal book for novice cooks. There is plenty of pasta, for example mini macaroni cheese - not the usual recipe using a roux-based sauce, but a simple, quick & effective alternative. I really liked the tortelloni minestrone and the fettuccine with marsala, mushrooms & mascarpone. Other good dishes include farro risotto; lamb cutlets with mint, chilli & potatoes; lamb steaks with anchovies & thyme; pork loin with parma ham & oregano; monkfish wrapped in rosemary, lemon & parma ham; tempura prawns with an Italian twist and a tray bake of Italian sausages & chicken thighs. There are some very nice side dishes too. I am not normally a fan of cabbage but the savoy cabbage dish with potatoes, fennel & taleggio (the cheese is optional) elevates a mundane vegetable. I tend to avoid Brussels sprouts too but there is a recipe which looks promising - the sprouts are roasted with rosemary and lemon, then sprinkled with pecorino cheese. The gnocchi gratin recipe produces a lovely, comforting dish that can be made quickly as it uses shop-bought chilled gnocchi, and the saffron orzotto (barley instead of rice in a risotto-type dish that can be made ahead) and the fabulous mock mash made with semolina rather than potatoes are excellent too. Sweet dishes include a no-churn coffee ice-cream, cinnamon almond cake, aniseed shortbread, amaretto semi-freddo, a very quick take on chocolate mousse and meringue gelato cake (another very quick and easy recipe). On a seasonal note, there is a whole chapter devoted to Christmas and offering a variety of dishes as an alternative to the traditional Christmas meal. This includes nibbles like polenta triangles with a chilli sauce and parmesan shortbread, an Italian inspired roast turkey stuffed with Italian sausages and Marsala soaked cranberries, plus suggestions for vegetables. There is a good selection of desserts and sweet things such as a chocolate salami, no-churn chestnut ice-cream and an alternative Christmas cake based on panettone or pandoro. One thing I didn''t spot initially, is a final section of notes tucked away at the end of the book with useful information as to whether a dish can be prepared ahead, if so to what stage, how long it will last in the fridge/freezer. This is really helpful information but it is a pity it is easy to miss. This isn''t Nigella''s best book - I would put How to Eat & Feast at the top of my list - however, I don''t regret buying it.
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SusieW
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Delicious
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 2, 2021
Just started to watch the tv series to go with this book. As this was originally broadcast several years ago, looks like the book was reprinted. I can see why because the recipes are just delicious.
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Problem with Nigelissima
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 28, 2021
The product arrived today. However, although we are pleased with the product the hard cover is upside down and back to front. Is this correct or should we return it for you to replace. The photo shown above is the front cover - as you can see it is upside down ... the back...See more
The product arrived today. However, although we are pleased with the product the hard cover is upside down and back to front. Is this correct or should we return it for you to replace. The photo shown above is the front cover - as you can see it is upside down ... the back is similar
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Chrissy22
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Great book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 25, 2013
Whilst this isn''t authentic Italian food (she does say in her foreword that it isn''t), the recipes have been "tweeked" to allow us cook some very tasty Italian "style" food. I purchased this book so I could make the bacon, pea and Orzo pasta (like rice...See more
Whilst this isn''t authentic Italian food (she does say in her foreword that it isn''t), the recipes have been "tweeked" to allow us cook some very tasty Italian "style" food. I purchased this book so I could make the bacon, pea and Orzo pasta (like rice grains) dish having seen this in her television programme where she doesn''t tell you weights/measures. I love pasta, hubby loves rice so are both happy. This pasta can be purchased in the supermarket that has a "Finest" range or a decent deli. The easy coffee ice cream also took my fancy and, again, you can buy fairly cheap coffee liqueur at the same store (£5.60 at date of writing this review). Most are very simply written and Although, in saying that, frozen artichoke hearts don''t seem too popular in Wales. But ..... you can, apparently, use those from a jar provided they are not in brine or smoked (as advised on her own web site). All recipes are clearly written and involve easy to find products. , wonderfully photographed and I now have loads of those little yellow sticky pieces of paper on each recipe page which have been tried so far ... quite lot! A nice book for Italian type food easy to cook at home.
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D. Elliott
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Instant Italian Inspiration
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 27, 2012
Nigella Lawson is already a "food writer" of numerous best selling books, and is presenter of a series of TV cookery progammes. The title `Nigellissima'' proclaims her household name, and perhaps to confirm the sub-title is sufficient a review - `Instant Italian...See more
Nigella Lawson is already a "food writer" of numerous best selling books, and is presenter of a series of TV cookery progammes. The title `Nigellissima'' proclaims her household name, and perhaps to confirm the sub-title is sufficient a review - `Instant Italian Inspiration''. In her introduction Nigella Lawson informs readers how when she was 16/17 years old she decided to be Italian - this wasn''t just a passing phase as she has studied the language and worked in the country. Nigella admits to not visiting Italy as often as she''d like so she brings as much of Italy as she can into her kitchen. Nigella Lawson has long been inspired by Italian food and this latest coffee table sized book concentrates on her first love. `Nigellissima'' is divided into 5 main sections - `Pasta'', `Flesh, Fish & Fowl'', Vegetables & Sides'', `Sweet Things'' and `An Italian Inspired Christmas''. Some ingredients may be difficult to source, but most recipes are straightforward, presentation is excellent, and results are mouthwatering. Nigella writes in a style that conjures up her TV image and her inspirational appeal is to both novices and experienced cooks. The striking illustrations are somewhat darker than other similar publications, the font size can be on the small side, and text is grey and therefore not as crisp as black on white. However it is the recipes that matter - these cannot be faulted. Anyone who likes Italian food will like this book, and those who haven''t tried Italian should be inspired to do so, and there are enough easy recipes to confirm the description "instant".
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