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A brief guide to... Nigella Lawson cookbooks

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All the cookbooks of Nigella Lawson, all in the one place.

Nigella Lawson rose to fame off the back of the success of the classic cookbooks How to Eat and How To Be A Domestic Goddess – the book that inspired a whole new generation of bakers. Now a household name around the world, Lawson's cookbooks and TV shows continue to fire the taste buds and imaginations of home cooks everywhere. To celebrate the publication of her 2020 title – Cook, Eat, Repeat – here we introduce her fabulous cookbooks (and throw in a few delectable recipes too). 

Cook, Eat, Repeat (2020)

Cook, Eat, Repeat

Cook, Eat, Repeat is a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food, all written in Nigella's engaging and insightful prose. Whether asking 'What is a Recipe?' or declaring death to the Guilty Pleasure, Nigella's wisdom about food and life comes to the fore, with tasty new recipes that readers will want to return to again and again.

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At My Table (2017) + Simply Nigella (2015)

At My Table

Dishes to inspire all cooks and eaters, from Hake with Bacon, Peas and Cider to Indian-Spiced Chicken and Potato Traybake and Chilli Mint Lamb Cutlets. Plus, there's a host of colourful vegetable dishes, like Eastern Mediterranean Chopped Salad and Carrots and Fennel with Harissa.

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Simply Nigella

Whether you need to create some breathing space at the end of a long week (Asian-Flavoured Short Ribs), indulge in a sweet treat (Lemon Pavlova, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pots) or wake up to a strength-giving breakfast (Toasty Olive Oil Granola), Simply Nigella is filled with firm favourite recipes and guaranteed crowd pleasers.

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Dark and sumptuous chocolate cake

Try this vegan chocolate cake recipe from Simply Nigella.

Gemelli with anchovies, tomato and mascarpone

A creamy, tangy pasta dish from Nigella Lawson's At My Table that's so easy to make.

Ginger and walnut carrot cake

This ginger-spiked carrot cake from Nigella Lawson’s At My Table is perfect for teatime or dessert.

How to Be a Domestic Goddess (2000)

How To Be A Domestic Goddess

This is the book that helped the world rediscover the joys of baking and kick-started the cupcake revolution, from cake shops around the country to The Great British Bake Off. How To Be a Domestic Goddess is not about being a goddess, but about feeling like one. Here is the book that feeds our fantasies, understands our anxieties and puts cakes, pies, pastries, preserves, puddings, bread and biscuits back into our own kitchens.

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Banana bread

A divine recipe from How to be a Domestic Goddess.

How to Eat (1998)

How To Eat

'Cooking is not about just joining the dots, following one recipe slavishly and then moving on to the next. It's about developing an understanding of food, a sense of assurance in the kitchen, about the simple desire to make yourself something to eat. There is a reason why this book is called How to Eat rather than How to Cook. It's a simple one: although it's possible to love eating without being able to cook, I don't believe you can ever really cook unless you love eating. Such love, of course, is not something which can be taught, but it can be conveyed – and maybe that's the point.

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