December’s Cookbook of the Month Goes Old-School Nigella

Each month Chowhounds choose a cookbook, then invite everyone to cook from it and report on their experiences. Check out the Cookbook of the Month archive for all the details and links to past discussions.

This month's pick is Nigella Lawson's first cookbook, How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food. Originally published in 2000, the book introduced readers to Lawson's breezy, conversational style, with prose that Chowhound Tom P calls invigorating and joyful.

The book covers a wide range of recipes to take you through a busy month, including dishes suitable for both holiday entertaining and weeknight dinners, and a chapter of flavorful low-fat fare to help you recover from the season's excess.

Participating is easy: Just choose a recipe you'd like to cook from the book and post your results. Click here to get started.