Nigella is to host a celebration of home cooking with the food that makes people feel happy and welcome as they sit around a dinner table.

“It is always essential to me is to be able to share the food I love, show how it is cooked, say what it means to me, and just speak from the heart. I’m not scripted and I’m not a presenter any more than I’m a chef: I cook in the way I cook, and I talk the way I talk; I have no other way of doing it! But I do feel that in this series, I’ve really been able to talk – to chat, really – about where these recipes come from, and why they are such an important part of my life and home, as well as show how straightforward, simple and joyous they are to cook.” – Nigella Lawson

In her latest series, Nigella shares the food she cooks for family and friends. Whether offering a fresh take on familiar classics, or creating new dishes inspired by different cuisines, Nigella ensures that everyday eating is always pleasurable, with a minimum of fuss.

Creating dishes as mouth-watering and inventive as ever, the silky-voiced gourmet shares her special shortcuts that make life easier without scrimping on taste, allowing you more precious time with family and friends at your table.

In the first episode, with starts on BBC Two at 8.30pm on Monday 30th October, Nigella shares new discoveries like her Turkish-inspired eggs, as well as old-fashioned favourites including the aptly named Queen Of Puddings. For a relaxed get together around the table, Nigella rustles up a gloriously simple chicken and pea tray-bake. For times of urgent need, there are her emergency Brownies, and she finds a new use for a spiralizer.

“This series really is about bringing the food from my table to yours. And I’m very excited as well for you to see the re-done kitchen!… I don’t care if food is fashionable or not as long as it tastes good! It’s such a pity if a dish falls out of favour because of fashion, but then again, the upside to this is the joy of rediscovery. So yes, sometimes I do get the urge to remind people of some past deliciousness, and I have to say Devilled Eggs are a case in point. Whenever I make them people always seem surprised at first to see them – and then they just cannot stop eating them.” – Nigella Lawson

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