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Michela Chiappa Made in Italy: Top 10 Classic Dishes recipes

Updated links to recipes -First broadcast on 10 August 2013, Made in Italy: Top 10 Classic Dishes by Michela Chiappa, includes many sumptuous Italian favourites with wonderful photography.

Watch Made in Italy: Top 10 Classic Dishes on 4oD

New Series Jamie’s Comfort Food


After a long wait the cookbook is now available  At Home with the Chiappa Sisters: Easy Italian Cooking from the Heart see more about the Chiappa sisters and their Italian food.

The Chiappas watch Food Tube recipes on You Tube



Eat – Jamie Oliver’s really easy recipes free pull out with The Times Sat 2 Feb 2013

Presented free with The Times Sat 2 Feb 2013  a free pull out in The Times Magazine
Eat – Jamie Oliver’s really easy recipes from Fifteen Cornwall.

Recipes include:

  • Mussels, Cornish beer and Nduja toast
  • Octopus, courgettes lemon and parsley
  • Risotto of barolo, treviso and taleggio
  • Mixed wild mushrooms with poached egg on toast with truffle pecorino
  • Burrata, blood orange and pistachio
  • Squid ink, garganelli, Cornish crab and pangrattatio
  • Baked Sicilian clementine cheesecake with orange curd
  • Blood orange ricotta and chocolate cake

If you have a subscription to The Times (UK) then you can see Jamie’s Fifteen restaurant recipes

6 every last bit Nigel Slater Dish of the day: Friday 23 November 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm

Dish of the Day: 6/8 Every last bit Friday 23 November 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.
Nigel Slater

This evening seven more recipes, watch Nigel as he gets the most out of a cut of ribs and a butternut squash. Follow our guise to Dish of the Day – just two episodes left. So imagine the wonderful meals you can make with the recipes from Nigel and use the weekly shop to your advantage, by turning mundane ingredients into exciting and delicious new flavour combinations.

A Taste of My Life – 10 episodes

Also, the new cookbook by Nigel Slater is The Kitchen Diaries II, click to read reviews and book information. To see the best offers for the Nigel’s new cookbook, Kitchen Diaries II offers for new books and for used copies used copies of Kitchen Diaries II. See more information about Nigel’s  new book below.

The sixth program in the series has the following recipes:

Watch this episode on BBC1, Nigel Slater Kitchen Diaries – 6

Read about the previous episode’s recipes:

Nigel Slater Dish of the Day: 1 Making the most of it Friday 12 Oct 2012 BBC1 7.30 pm.

Nigel Slater Dish of the Day: 2 Unsung Heroes Friday 19 Oct 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.

Nigel Slater Dish of the Day: 3 do yourself a flavour Friday 26 Oct 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.

Nigel Slater Dish of the Day: 4 simple treats Friday 2 November 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.

Nigel Slater Dish of the Day: 5 one pan wonders Friday 9 November 2012 BBC1 at 7.30 pm.

Next week  30 Nov 2012, with SERIES 1 – 7. TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT 7/8. The food writer turns the contents of his weekly shop into seven more meals, showing how to make ingredients go further – from getting the most out of a cut of ribs to using every last vegetable peeling. Dishes include duck and citrus salad, hot yoghurt steak and chocolate beetroot cake.

Read blog Nigel Slater’s Dish of the Day.

Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries II Observer Food Monthly Sept 2012

Nigel Slater page at Amazon and new cookbook Eat, due September 2013 Eat – The Little Book of Fast Food: (Cloth-covered, flexible binding)

Note: Nigel Slater is one of our best-loved food writers, and has written his second volume of the Kitchen Diaries – a beautiful and inspiring companion volume to his best selling Kitchen Diaries. His articles feature in the Observer Food Monthly and the Guardian. See Nigel Slater’s recipes in the Guardian.

The Kitchen Diaries II “For years now I have kept notebooks, with scribbled shopping lists and early drafts of recipes in them. These notes form the basis of this second volume of The Kitchen Diaries. More than a diary, this is a collection of small kitchen celebrations, be it a casual, beer-fuelled supper of warm flatbreads with pieces of grilled lamb scattered with toasted pine kernels and blood-red pomegranate seeds or a quiet moment contemplating a bowl of soup and a loaf of bread.”

About : A Kitchen Chronicle. My latest book and the second volume of The Kitchen Diaries.

A collection of notes, essays, jottings and recipes compiled over the last three or four years. As you might expect from the title, this is a very personal book, written and photographed in my own kitchen. Not a television tie-in, but many of the recipes are those from the BBC1 series Simple Suppers and Simple Cooking.


Jamie Oliver’s new TV show, 35 weekday episodes.

Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals Jamie Oliver watch tv episodes 1 – 35 recipes full guide

Nigellissima – Instant Italian Inspiration: episode 6 recipes Mon 29 Oct 2012

Nigella LawsonNigellissima – Instant Italian Inspiration: 
Series 1 episode 6

Sixth programme, Monday 29 October 2012 at 8:30pm – 9pm on BBC2 and BBC HD  8:30pm

***   The Taste with Nigella Lawson UK CH4 9pm 7 Jan 2014

Nigellissima – An Italian Christmas Monday December 17 BBC2: 8.00 pm recipes

This week Nigella Lawson treats her supper guests to a feast of lamb chops with mint, chilli and potatoes, served alongside roasted red onions with fennel and basil. Dessert is a true Anglo-Italian affair with a plum and amaretti crumble. There are also recipes for farro risotto with mushrooms, and chocolate pasta with a dark butterscotch sauce. Last in the series.

The book to accompany the series is Nigellissima  read reviews and book information.

To-night the final sixth episode includes:

  • lamb chops with mint, chilli and potatoes (all recipe links)
  • roasted red onion with fennel and basil
  • plum and Amaretti crumble
  • farro risotto with mushrooms
  • chocolate pasta with a dark butterscotch sauce

Prepare ahead with the ingredients for this episode.

Nigella Lawson’s new book is Nigellissima  read reviews and book information and to purchase – offers on Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration.

Would you like the opportunity to meet Nigella? Nigella will be signing copies of her book at stores throughout the UK.

You can view the recipes at BBC2 Nigellissima recipes.

Download the free Nigellissima app, see the new Nigella Lawson app.

Video clips from the BBC:

Typical recipes: from the new cookbook – Nigellissima: Mail on Sunday 9 September 2012 Nigellissima supplement pt 1.  Part One and New Part Two preview links below:

For the Kindle, Nigellissima on Kindle.


Episode guides:

Books and cookware:

For cooks in the USA

For Cooks in Canada

Nigellissima Instant Italian Inspiration recipes

Nigellissima – Instant Italian Inspiration
Nigella Lawson – the new slimmer Nigella!

She is back….oh yes… it is going to be a big hit – Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration and recipes.

The first episode of the new TV show airs Monday 24 September 8.30 BBC2.

Nigellissima – An Italian Christmas Monday December 17 BBC2: 8.00 pm recipes

Nigella seeks out the essence of Italian cooking and brings the essential simplicity of her own cooking style to the kitchen. Nigella has lived and worked in the fabulous city of Florence and so has sampled Italy at its best. With the ingredients we can now purchase in the local supermarket we can recreate some authentic and wonderful Italian dishes. See reviews of the new cook book and book offers for Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration.

And in her style of providing quick and easy meals – Nigella applies her touch to a number of appetising recipes.

Italy is perhaps where Nigella learned about real food and taste….

Nigella says “I wanted to make a series of my sort of Italian food, inspired by the ethos and the ingredients but fused with the way we live our lives, here, in the UK. I care about ease and accessibility, but I care most about passion and taste and it is these crucial Italian factors, I want to bring to the table and the television!”

NEW: Nigella Lawson: Nigellissima free recipe special with Mail on Sunday 9 September 2012 Nigellissima supplement pt 1. See Part One and due Sunday New Part Two preview.

An exclusive set of 12 recipes from Nigella Lawson’s new book Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration

Buy her new book from Amazon UK post free.. published 13 September 2012.

Kindle USA version available Sept 13 2012


Nigella is back with the ultimate in Italian cooking. The real ethos of Italian cooking brings the spirit of Italy into the kitchen. Fresh food, with real value and delicious flavor – only as Nigella can. See lamb cutlets with chilli and black olives from Nigella Express.

Video introduction to Nigellisima. TV video shoot for new Nigella Mail on Sunday promotion.

Nigellissima has 100 recipes

  • telephone-cord pasta with Sicilian pesto
  • crustless meatzza
  • Sardinian couscous
  • Venetian stew
  • penne
  • papardelle
  • ragù
  • risotto
  • Italian apple pie
  • panna cotta
  • sambuca kisses

Also in the new book is an Italian Christmas that reaches everyone with pure Italian emotion. Remember that the new best selling cookbook Nigellissima is accompanied by a major new BBC TV series due Monday 24 September 2012.

Previous Nigella Lawson cooking blogs…

Hairy Dieters NEW series and cookbook

KIKO cosmetic and skin care




Nigella Lawson – New Series of Nigella Kitchen starts Food Network UK Nov 2011

New Series of Nigella Kitchen starts Food Network UK Nov 2011 with recipes

Nigella Lawson – 

(Weekdays at 12.00 midday and 6.00 pm, see SKY 262, Freeview 49!!) Not available at the moment. Update 2012 – Nigellissima and new tv cooking shows for Aug 2012

We are now on Twitter @cook_bookreview, you can 

Seven episodes of Nigella’s new progam on Food Network UK listed:

Program One – You know it makes sense

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce

Program Two – Hurry up I’m hungry

Lamb with Rosemary and port

Orange and blackberry trifle

Program Three – Inspiration Everywhere

Korean Calamari

Spatchcock Poussin

Program Four – Rags to Riches

Pantry paella

Beer braised pork knuckles

Program Five – Suppertime and the Cooking is Easy

Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and potatoes

Spaghetti Puttansca

Program Six – Don’t Knock it Till you’ve Tried It

Asian braised shin of beef

Squink risotto

Program Seven – Kitchen Comforts

Pasta alla Genovese

Strawberry and Almond crumble


Program Listing

Rags To Riches
Suppertime And The Cooking Is Easy
Don’t Knock It Till You’ve Tried It
Kitchen Comforts
Kitchen Tourist
Hurry Up I’m Hungry
Inspiration Everywhere
Can’t Live Without
Easy Does It
I Did It My Way
Devilishly Good
You Know It Makes Sense
Safety In Numbers

Nigella Kitchen program and recipe links.


UK Kitchen
electronic appliances, housewares

The Kitchen Appliance Store

Drinks Shop

The Diet Chef


Rings and Watches

Nigela Lawson kitchenware

Marks & Spencer

Magazine Group – gift offers

Senza – lingerie

Kitchen Houseware

John Lewis

Jamie’s Great Britain Book Offer £10

House of Fraser

Co-operative Electrical

Cook in Style

Comet Electrical

Cameras, DSLRS and accessories

Bestselling Cookbooks

Tesco, Currys, BBC Shop

Tesco UK on line shopping

Promotional Codes

BBC Magazine subscriptions and BBC Shop

Georgio Locatelli – Made in Italy

Georgio Locatelli had an important cookbook published a few years back, Made in Italy. Georgio Locatelli Made in Italy.

This is a large cookbook with lots of images, the photography was by Dan Lepard.

Georgio has developed a cookbook based on the Italian’s welcoming spirit and in Italy to welcome someone is to provide good food for them to eat.

Just look at the sections listed below –


La Convivialita

Antipasta – Starters

Zuppa – Soup



Pesce – Fish

Carne – Meat

Dolci – Desserts

Georgio takes us on a wonderful Italian adventure and there are nearly 200 recipes in this facinating and beautiful book.

This review is based on the paperback edition.

In the pasta section there is a complete guide to making your own pasta, (where is Gino D’Acampo now? Doing very well indeed in the UK with a number of shows – this update is referring to Aug 2012).

How to make bread, wonderful soups… it is all here.

For more reviews – Made in Italy reviews


His new book Georgio Locatelli – Made in Sicily will be available from the 29th September 2011. See UKTV food some recipe links…..


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