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Nigella Lawson shows how to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen and on to the plate. Dishes include a midweek family feast of tagliata and 'eggs in purgatory'.

Nigella Lawson shows how easy it is to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen and on to the plate - using ingredients available in any English supermarket.

With her passion for Italy and Italian cooking - she lived and worked in Florence before starting a degree in modern languages - Nigella's mouthwatering dishes have their roots in tradition but take us into fresh territory, knowledge worn light of touch but full on taste.

In this first show, Nigella introduces us to her love of Italian food through a spectacular yet simple Sicilian pasta with tomatoes, garlic and almonds. There's a midweek family feast of tagliata - a juicy steak cut into thin slices - served with crisp, fluffy Tuscan fries. Plus Nigella's 'eggs in purgatory' - a late night fiery dish inspired by her early party days in Florence.

29 minutes

Last on

Sat 16 Feb 2019 11:30

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  • Carlo Buti

    Chitarra Romana

  • Zero Sospiro

    Ce un tic

  • Jonathan Boyle


  • Floyd Cramer

    Last Date

  • Nina Simone

    See Line Woman

    • masters at work remix.
  • Herbie Hancock

    Watermelon Man

  • Martine Girault


    • rebirth edit.
  • Tom Quick

    The Man Most Likely

  • Quartetto Cetra

    Un bacio a mezzanotte

  • Gianmaria Testa

    La Traiettorie del Mongolfiere

  • Fred Buscaglione


  • Nina Simone

    Black is the colour of my true love's hair

    • jaffa remix.
  • Rita Pavone

    Che M'importanta del mondo

  • Quadro Nuevo

    Tu vuo fa l'americano

  • 00:00

    Carlo Buti

    Chitarra Romana

  • 00:06

    Martine Girault

    Revival (Rebirth Edit)

  • 00:14

    Gianmaria Testa

    La Traiettorie del Mongolfiere

  • 00:19

    Floyd Cramer & The Music City Pops

    Last Date

  • 00:27

    Rita Pavone

    Che M’Importanta Del Mondo


Role Contributor
Presenter Nigella Lawson
Series Producer Jennifer Fazey
Executive Producer Pete Lawrence


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