I have been waiting aaaages for the release of Nigella’s new book, and after I bought it I settled down with gleeful anticipation to drink it in, savour the feeling of having a whole book full of new Nigella recipes – oh the possibilities! The adventures we would have!
So, I began at the beginning (generally a good place to start!) and turned the pages slowly, waiting for the good feelings to flow….the ‘Wow factor’…. but it just never came.
I read and read, and turned and turned each eagerly anticipated page, but still nothing happened.
Where was Nigella?
Where are the pages of real life, of thoughts, ideas,dreams suggestions? The reason I ‘fell in love’ with her?
Nowhere to be found.
I am truly gutted! It’s not Nigella as we know her, but a ‘next step up from a ready meal’ Nigella. Not that there is anything wrong with food done quickly, it’s something we all need, but I just have one word that sums up the new book for me.
I’m gutted, really gutted.