Nigella Lawson presents this wonderful DVD demonstrating how easy and
effective cooking can be, as well as a lot of fun. Now you need to understand
that over the years I have been a jack of many trades and during a seven year
stint in the Navy I was involved in hospitality as both cook and steward, so I
am coming to this review from an informed perspective of all things kitchen.
Something that needs to be understood about this disc is that to get the most
out of it, you must be conversant with your DVD remote control. Nigella's
dishes are mouth watering, however she does cover them with such a speed that
possibly some dishes will overwhelm people into believing that they cannot
cook them. This is untrue. The dishes featured on this brilliant DVD are
simplicity themselves to cook and you can do it at home. Nigella is not using
any ingredients that are not readily purchased from a local supermarket.
you see a dish that you like the look of, the recipe is available by pressing
the Menu button on your DVD. The entire list of ingredients show up on an
attractive screen that is easy to read and copy from. Then just watch the rest
of the segment to get preparation ideas from Nigella.
really liked the camera work on this DVD with the Nigella Bites team choosing
to use some angles that you would not normally see on a lifestyle/cooking
program and I believe that these angles in some circumstances will actually
make it easier for you to see how the food is prepared. Whilst not an
important part of the show, it helps add to the overall experience of the DVD
and this was demonstrated when the over the shoulder view of Nigella
separating egg whites from the yolk was used.
disc in it's entirety is excellently presented and Nigella is easy to
understand and the general style of the program is enchanting to watch. The
layout of the menu is nice as are the brief introductions to each segment. All
up, a nice attractive DVD and highly recommended.
Nigella Bites (Bonus Recipes)
Nigella's Christmas Bites (Bonus Recipes)