Nigella Lawson’s new book , Nigella Express: 130 Recipes for Good Food, Fast. is a handy collection of shortcuts and and simple recipes for the busy (yet discerning) cook.
These recipes are especially helpful during the holiday season. The food writer, host and chef certainly knows how to whip up a quick meal, but she reminds people that there’s more to life than the kitchen. Parties are about “good company and good conversation” she says, and stres shouldn’t get in the way. “You could have the best meal you’ve ever, ever eaten in your life but in that atmosphere, it’s not going to taste so good.”