― My lovely sister bought me Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration for Christmas - my first Nigella cookbook, and most pleased I was too. I enjoy watching her on TV, her passion for food flows through her words and I know some people find her irritating but I just love watching her programmes. ∙ The recipes are broken up throughout the book by gorgeous full page photographs. Even though a lot of Nigella's recipes are very easy and simple, the photos make them look soooo appetizing! [...].