Nigella Lawson’s new book, At My Table - A Celebration of Home Cooking, is the companion to her current TV programme of the same name.
“This book, like all the books I’ve written and all the cookery books I’ve read, is not just a manual, but a collection of stories and a container of memories.
“Home cooking is about who we are, where we’ve come from and the lives that we’ve lived and what we say to each other when we invite people to sit at our table and eat the food we’ve made for them.
“I’m always stricken with fear that there won’t be enough food - my portions are generous, believing this is a happier way to be” One can hear Nigella’s voice on every page, her enthusiasm abounds.
“The theme of the book? I love cooking and I like eating. The book’s structure, or lack of it, reflects this. The messiness of having no chapters, no breaks in the run of recipes felt so much more like the way I actually cook and live.