At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking


Our lives are formed by memories, and the focus of mine is the food I’ve cooked and the people I’ve cooked for, the people who have sat at my table, as well as the other tables I’ve eaten on, from the blue Formica of my childhood, to the mottled zinc that is the nexus of my life now.” – Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson has long been a champion of the home cook, creating recipes that are approachable, achievable and above all, delicious. Her new book, AT MY TABLE: A Celebration of Home Cooking (Flatiron Books; 3 April 2018) includes over a hundred new recipes that she has shared with friends and family at her table, and are offered here for her readers to enjoy.

AT MY TABLE is abundant with recipes that are warming, comforting, and inspirational, from new riffs on classic favorites – Chicken Fricassee; Maple Roast Plums – to adventures in a host of new dishes and ingredients: Eggplant Fatteh; White Miso Hummus; and Garlicky Roast Potatoes with Oregano and Feta. As with all of Nigella’s work, this is a book to read and savor as much as to cook from. “This book, like all the books I’ve written and all the cookery books I’ve read, is not just a manual, but a collection of stories and a container of memories.” Engaging and amiably humorous, the recipes in AT MY TABLE include anecdotes and advice from Nigella that are as entertaining as they are nourishing. Here are dishes to inspire all cooks and eaters, from Hake with Bacon, Peas and Cider to Apple Pork Chops with Sauerkraut Slaw; Rump Steaks with Anchovy Cream Sauce to a Chicken and Pea Traybake; plus a host of colorful vegetable dishes, such as Eastern Mediterranean Chopped Salad, and Carrots and Fennel with Harissa.

No Nigella cookbook would be complete without crowd-pleasing cakes and desserts and AT MY TABLE delivers, with a number of recipes set to become repertoire regulars: Victoria Sponge with Cardamom, Marmalade and Crème Fraiche; Emergency Brownies; White Chocolate Cheesecake; and a beautiful Rose and Pepper Pavlova being just a few contenders.

Sure to be welcomed as another home cooking classic from Nigella, AT MY TABLE answers, in her words, “that important, everyday question ‘What are we going to eat?”’

AT MY TABLE is as gorgeous as the recipes within it. Designed throughout by Caz Hildebrand and Harry Bingham and with food photography by Jonathan Lovekin, collaborating with Nigella for the first time, AT MY TABLE is sumptuously produced and ultimately covetable; fit for the coffee table, as well as the kitchen table.

Nigella Lawson, food enthusiast, television personality, and journalist, has written ten bestselling cook books including the classics How to Eat and How To Be A Domestic Goddess—the book that inspired a whole new generation of bakers. These books, and her TV series, have made her a household name around the world.