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the goddess returns

Bookcovers of the UK and US editions of Nigella's Feast
culinary goddess, internationally acclaimed bestselling author, new york times columnist, and television personality nigella lawson returns to US television this autumn in a brand new series based on her best-selling cookery book, feast – food that celebrates life. each episode is to feature a different theme, from major holiday feasts and special occasions to celebrations of small everyday pleasures like midnight snacks and solo meals.

the food network's press release on the series notes:
with her unique and refreshing approach to cooking, nigella's new half hour series, produced by pabulum and pacific productions for food network, will infuse the modern kitchen with her easy elegance and signature style. throughout the first season, nigella will explore such topics as spa snacks, foods for kids that adults can also enjoy, cooking for a crowd, comfort foods and leisurely sunday brunches.

during one episode of nigella feasts, nigella will show viewers how easy it is to prepare meals to pamper themselves, especially if they live alone, with mouth-watering recipes like roast lamb for one and spaghetti alle vongole. in another episode, nigella will illustrate how thrilling it can be to host an unforgettable "girl's night in" with a menu of eggplant and saffron dip, aromatic lamb meat balls, salt and pepper chicken wings, and, for dessert, honeyed figs with greek yogurt and pistachios. she will then explore everyone's favorite indulgence, chocolate, with scrumptious recipes like chocolate guinness cake, chocolate caramel crispy cakes, and alcoholic hot chocolate. finally, for those viewers who are always on the go, nigella will prepare foods they can easily take with them, like meatloaf and pasta salad primavera, which also double as perfect potluck choices for a friend's party.

«the interesting thing about food is that it's both about reality and escape… before you know it, you have made something that seduces people», says nigella.
nigella was deputy literary editor of the sunday times before embarking on a freelance career. she has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including the UK's sunday times, evening standard, guardian, daily telegraph, observer, times magazine, and, in the US, gourmet and bon appétit magazines. she originated the restaurant column in the spectator and wrote the food column for british vogue for several years. nigella is also the inspiration behind the successful living kitchen collection brand of cookery and lifestyle products.

the show's premiere is scheduled to air 01 October at 13:00 et.

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