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Nigellissima - An Italian Inspired Christmas

Nigellissima - An Italian Inspired Christmas

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The manufacturers of goose fat, semolina and maple syrup paused to give thanks at Christmas 2012, as the sales-boosting Nigella effect came into play following this Nigellissima buffet party inspired by Venice.
Runners and riders for the sell-out top spot include the radicchio used in a crisp “Renaissance salad”, the Italian sausages that, with cranberries steeped in Marsala, go to stuff a turkey breast, and the espresso powder in a cappuccino pavlova. She also makes spelt pasta baked with potatoes and brussels sprouts.


Nigella Lawson travels to Venice to soak up the atmosphere and gain inspiration for dishes for a Christmas party with an Italian twist. Back in the UK, she creates a tasty buffet menu for her guests, preparing a Venetian cocktail served with quick and easy canapes including Parmesan shortbreads and panettone stuffing squares. Nigella's take on the traditional roast bird is turkey breast stuffed with Italian sausage and marsala-steeped cranberries, served with salad and Brussels sprout pasta. Guests are treated to desserts including a marshmallow cappuccino pavlova and a Christmas pudding cake adorned with chocolate chips and pomegranate seeds.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Nigella Lawson
Director Dominic Cyriax
Executive Producer Pete Lawrence
Series Producer Jennifer Fazey


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