Saturday, January 2, 2010

Nigella......


A new book for the new year! Marie and Jon got me Nigella's book "How To Eat; The Pleasures and Principals of Good Food" for Christmas and I am in love! Its not juts a recipe book, she talks about the atmosphere of cooking, the flavors and textures. Its an all over foundation of good food. From keeping your larter/pantry stocked and what to keep it stocked with, to feeding babies and small children. Its funny how people so easily label her as "The Fattening Cook", but everything she cooks is real and wholesome. Its not full of preservatives and chemicals. Yeah, if you eat her heavy whipping puddings with croissants for breakfast on a regular basis then it would be a little fattening! There is always an extreme to everything. And when it comes to eating healthy, I would like to stay on the real food side! :P She wants everything real and fresh. I particularly love the chapter on feeding babies and small children. I can't wait to implement her ideas when our Itty Bitty gets to that age. Its a very inspiring book and I am enjoying it so much. Its funny because Jon got it for Marie as a Christmas present as well, because she was so enchanted with mine. She said she was reading it all the way up until Christmas and then she had to eventually wrap it and put it under the tree for me he he :) But to her delight Jon surprised her with one! :)

The New Year has begun with a grand start for me. I have poured over several books and can't put them down! Luckily its still the weekend and a day and half before monday comes :P I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of celebrations! Much love to all!

6 comments:

Meredith Ivy said...

That sounds like a really great book. I will have to look into it.

I'm glad your New Year is getting off to a good start! :)

Davene said...

That's so funny about Marie liking yours so much and Jon getting her one. You and Marie are definitely twins. :)

I like your new blog background; it's so pretty!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you Meredith and Davene!

Davene, yes, Marie and I are quite alike :P

Holly Trujillo said...

How wonderful the books sounds! It is funny that you are reading that for I am also reading a cooking book right now. It is called "The Cook's Bible" by Kimball, I really like it because it is about how to cook, not recipes. I want to know why cooking this way or that works and to judge a good fruit and what are the basics of preparing it. It is such a delight to know and use such skills!

Lizzy said...

oh my gosh! this book is right up my alley (sp?). am finishing up Eat to Live (amazing!!) and can't wait to read this one too! thanks for the recommendation!

Bex said...

I adore Nigella! I used to watch her show on the Food Network on Saturday mornings I don't think they air it anymore. I couldn't get enough of her. I'm pleased to see that she has a new book out it sounds interesting I will have to pick it up.