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Nigellissima

  • 2013
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Food

Summary

Nigella Lawson shows how easy it is to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen and on to the plate - using ingredients available a little closer to home.

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Episode 4: Nigellissima

Summary

Nigella Lawson reveals a secret passion when she prepares her dark and deviant liquorice pudding, then extols the virtues of fregola - the Sardinian sun-dried and toasted couscous - with tomato and clams. Her dinner-party guests are served butterflied leg of lamb and baby aubergines with oregano and roasted red onion, followed by meringue gelato cake with sharp raspberries and dark chocolate sauce for dessert.
Recommended

Review

Liquorice is one of the signature tastes of Italy, says Nigella Lawson, before admitting that as an ingredient it divides people “viscerally”. So she’s taking a heck of a gamble sharing her recipe for a sort of liquorice panna cotta served with a dusting of salt flakes that gives her “a frisson just thinking of it”, but may give others an attack of nausea.

Of course, as Nigella has been heralded as the mistress of the pudding there’s always an alternative. This time her guests are offered her meringue gelato cake, a simple “no-churn affair” that just requires a few raspberries tumbled around it and a dark chocolate sauce Jackson-Pollocked over it to make it look simply luscious.

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  • Episode 4

    Nigellissima

    Summary

    Nigella Lawson reveals a secret passion when she prepares her dark and deviant liquorice pudding, then extols the virtues of fregola - the Sardinian sun-dried and toasted couscous - with tomato and clams. Her dinner-party guests are served butterflied leg of lamb and baby aubergines with oregano and roasted red onion, followed by meringue gelato cake with sharp raspberries and dark chocolate sauce for dessert.
    Recommended

    Review

    Liquorice is one of the signature tastes of Italy, says Nigella Lawson, before admitting that as an ingredient it divides people “viscerally”. So she’s taking a heck of a gamble sharing her recipe for a sort of liquorice panna cotta served with a dusting of salt flakes that gives her “a frisson just thinking of it”, but may give others an attack of nausea.

    Of course, as Nigella has been heralded as the mistress of the pudding there’s always an alternative. This time her guests are offered her meringue gelato cake, a simple “no-churn affair” that just requires a few raspberries tumbled around it and a dark chocolate sauce Jackson-Pollocked over it to make it look simply luscious.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterNigella Lawson

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerPeter Lawrence
    Series producerJennifer Fazey
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