January 12, 2012

Cookbook Review 1

How to be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking
By Nigella Lawson

I thought it would be fun to give you all a little review on one of the cookbooks I am using. I borrowed How to be a Domestic Goddess from the wonderful Liz Boone. From reading the first page I knew I wanted my own copy. Nigella is brilliant and witty to boot. The book is filled with various recipes that all, from first glance, seem terribly impossible and for experts only. Ah, but we are deceived! Every recipe has Nigella's tips, ideas, variations, and suggestions making the whole baking experience not intimidating but accessible and achievable. She discusses each recipe instead of giving strick step-by-step instructions.

Nigella's philosophy is not to impose a 1950's female gender role but to really explore the joy of getting in the kitchen, working with your hands, and producing something that looks and tastes amazing. There is joy to be had when baking, which is what this blog is all about!

This is a great cookbook and I can't wait to get my own copy (and bake, too!).

Happy Baking!

1 comment:

  1. can't wait to share some of the fruits of your baking joy!