Are you a Nigella lover? I know so many people who are--and now I wonder if I might join the trend. With a new blog event, Forever Nigella, hosted by Sarah at Maison Cupcake, I am bound to learn more about her and her recipes. To start things off, I made this seasonal soup, based on a recipe from Nigella's website. (Please visit the website for the recipe.)
There are two things I want to gain from Nigella while I get to know her. First, her cooking seems wonderfully homey, relaxed, and dependable. I can imagine that her recipes will be easy to follow and fit right in with our kitchen habits. Secondly, I find Nigella enjoyable in how expressive she can be with her language. I had a few chuckles over some of her turns of phrase while reading her blog. As an example, here's her description of a perfect fish and chip dinner she tried:
And the batter! The batter on my fillet of plaice was so crunchy and crisp that I had to phone up my husband and hold the mobile to the plate so he could hear the percussive scrunch it made as I put my knife in (from Nigella's blog on 4 March 2009).
I would imagine that a lot of Nigella fans can mention both a favourite recipe and a favourite quote. If you have a pair, why not share it in the comments? After a few more months of Forever Nigella, I'm sure I will be able to chime in as well.