Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nigella looks to Italy for new Express cookbook

Chatto & Windus has acquired a new book by "Domestic Goddess" Nigella Lawson, whipping up rights in Nigellissima: Italian Express.
Publishing director Clara Farmer bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Ed Victor, with a tie-in TV series currently in discussion with the BBC. Chatto will publish in autumn 2012.
The title will include 120 Italian recipes, including pasta dishes and desserts, as well as full-colour photographs. Lawson studied Italian Language and Literature at university, and uses the recipes to explore the popularity of Italian food around the world.
Farmer said: "Nigella's take on Italian food makes for a divine prospect and I can't wait for Nigellissima: Italian Express to arrive in our kitchens next autumn."
Random House Group c.e.o. Gail Rebuck said: "We couldn't be more excited. [The book] promises to be infused with all of Nigella's passion for Italy, its cooking and its culture. It is the perfect subject which combines Nigella's love of Italy and the mastery of quick and delicious food."
This will be her ninth title, following cookbooks such as How to Be a Domestic Goddess and Nigella Express.


Nigella Lawson is the author of eight bestselling books – How to Eat ('may just be the best cookery book ever' Daily Telegraph), How to be a Domestic Goddess (British Book Awards 2001), Nigella Bites (WHSmith Award 2002), Forever Summer ('images of warmth and Mediterranean climes' Time Out), Feast ('a voluptuous and delicious piece of food writing' Guardian), Nigella Express (no. 1 bestseller with over 1 million sales and biggest cookery book of 2007), Nigella Christmas ('everything to make your Christmas sparkle' Independent) and Kitchen (the second biggest cookery book of 2010) which, together with her successful TV series and her recent iPhone App, Nigella Quick Collection, have made hers a household name around the world. She lives in London with her family. 

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