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Nigella Express

Written by

Nigella Lawson


10 April 2014

Nigella Express

‘No matter how much of a hurry I'm in, or how little time I have, I am never willing to sacrifice flavour: everything I eat has to be delicious.’


Nigella Lawson (‘Queen of the Kitchen’ – Observer Food Monthly) brings you deliciously quick recipe inspiration for your family and friends – from simple family meals and easy recipes for two to dinner party ideas and effortless entertaining.


Whether you’re cooking on a budget or planning a feast, Nigella Express makes shopping, cooking and – most importantly – eating a pleasure, not a pain. With over 100 easy meal ideas, from chicken recipes and pasta dishes to chocolate puddings and delicious cakes, you’ll never be short of inspiration, however busy your day might be.


With luscious photography, evocative food writing and a beautiful hardback design, this is a book you will treasure for many years as well as a delicious gift for friends and family.


Everyday Easy – simple suppers

Workday Winners – dinner ideas for friends

Retro Rapido – classic recipes made simple

Get Up and Go – breakfast food

Quick Quick Slow – slow cooking or cooking in advance to save you time

Against the Clock – instant meals with intense flavour

Instant Calmer – healthy recipes to soothe your soul

Razzle Dazzle – quick and easy party menus

Speedy Gonzales – fast Mexican feasts

On the Run – packed lunches and picnics

Hey Presto – instant Italian meals

Holiday Snaps – Christmas and entertaining recipes

Storecupboard SOS – larder, fridge and freezer standbys


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