Most of my friends will know that I am a huge fan of Nigella Lawson. I used to read her cookery columns for Vogue in the mid nineties and bought her first book “How to Eat”, the second it hit the shelves.
She also resided in deepest darkest Shepherd’s Bush at the same time as myself. I used to hang off the edge of my sofa during episodes of her early tv series “Nigella Bites”, mainly to watch the brief clips in between recipes that were filmed locally – our scruffy market, Goldhawk Road, the Bush Bar & Grill to name a few. We never bumped into each other shopping. Whilst Nigella collected juicy meat orders from Lidgate’s of Holland Park, I was pushing a metal basket along the floor with my foot in our grotty branch of Safeway. (Incidentally, my husband and I used to snort at the prospect of a Waitrose being opened in W12… back when Westfield White City was still a paintball venue).
My favourite Nigella Lawson recipes (in no particular order):
Halloumi with chilli (Nigella Bites)
Ham in coca cola (Nigella Bites)
Asian spiced kedgeree (Nigella Bites)
Yellow thai curry with prawns and butternut squash (Nigella Bites)
Rack of lamb with cinnamon and chilli (How to Eat)
Chocolate and orange storecupboard cake (Domestic Goddess)
Mirin glazed salmon (Nigella Express)
Haddock and cannelini beans (Nigella Express)
Quesadillas (Nigella Express)
Turkey and prune stew (cannot remember exact name – from “Feast”)
Pumpkin and goats cheese lasagne (Nigella Christmas)