FEAST: FOOD THAT CELEBRATES LIFE
BY NIGELLA LAWSON
Review by Barb & Ron Kroll
FEAST: Food That Celebrates Life
(Knopf Canada) ISBN 978-06769741133 0676974139
Festive recipes range from traditional occasions (Easter, Passover, Eid, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah) to the uncommon (KiddieFeast). Nigella interprets the festive menus with her zest for food. Her celebration recipes are simultaneously inventive and familiar, complete with tips, tricks and shortcuts.
Informal and personal, Nigella offers opinions and enthusiasm for each feast. The recipes serve two to twenty people with plentiful tips and side notes on preparation and suitability.
Full color photos illustrate many of the completed dishes and leave the reader hungry and ready to get cooking.
In "From Microfeast to Megafeast", Nigella Lawson's recipes address festive occasions, ranging from the traditional "Christmas and Thanksgiving" and the unusual "Dinner with the Prospective In-laws" to "Funeral Feasts" that celebrate life.
Special occasion recipes
The turkey-cornbread, cranberry and orange stuffing. Chicken stuffed with basmati rice, garlic and sour cherries. Easy holiday trifle. Chocolate orange cake. Blond mocha sauce. Quivering with passion jellies. Walnut crescents. Chili cinnamon chocolate pudding. Chocolate Guinness cake. Red roast quinces with pomegranate seeds.
- Thanksgiving and Christmas
- New Year
- Meatless Feasts
- Valentine's Day
- Kitchen Feasts
- Cut-Out Cookies
- Chocolate Cake Hall of Fame
- A Georgian Feast
- Ultimate Feasts
- Rosh Hashanah
- A Venetian Feast
- Festival of Lights
- Midnight Feast
- Wedding Feast
- Funeral Feast
Nigella Lawson is the author of five best selling food books, international TV culinary programs, Vogue's food writer and contributor to the New York Times.