Friday, October 31, 2008

So pretty, I could cry, and did

I know, I know, wrong holiday!

But I just had to show you the gift my sister in law brought me from London: Nigella Christmas.

I think everybody knows by know that I adore Christmas. And it's no secret that I adore Nigella Lawson. I don't care that she moans on tv, her recipes are wonderful, and she writes with such wit and warmth that I often read her cookbooks just for comfort. So what could be more perfect than this book?

I would love it just for the concept, but in addition the layout is so pretty, and the photos so gorgeous, they bring tears to my eyes. As does the beautiful array of turkeys and pies and cookies and salads. Even the stuffing looks like it it being served in a fairy tale. And just look at these rocky road cakes!

Thank you, Christina, thank you, thank you.

Now, if any of you are planning on trick or treating on Grünerløkka today, I've not forgotten. I've got candy. I've got smiles. I've got an adorable cat to help me greet you. Welcome, kids (and grown ups unable to let go).

(Also, please don't be angry at me for swiping your photos and not doing them justice with my poor cell phone camera, Nigella, I only did it to show how great you are).


Laini Taylor said...

Ooh, I love Christmas too! Last year I was too preoccupied with finishing the first draft of Silksinger (I can't believe it's been almost a year!!) that I missed out on a lot of the fun of decorating, baking, and holiday shopping. I had to condense it all down to just a few occasions. This year hopefully I can be more festive! I love Nigella, too -- I have only one of her books, but one of my favorite birthday cakes ever came from it. And I've never seen her on TV, though I hear she wears tight sweaters and licks her spoon a lot :-)

Li:ne said...

You are my Nigella. Without the moaning, and that's a good thing.

Heidi said...

Your blog is making me want to bake cookies. Nothing I make ever looks that pretty, I'm afraid, although I have been known to make a pretty tasty morsel from time to time.

Kjeld said...

Well, I think you all are sweet cakes!! :)