We've found all the best kitchenware Nigella uses in Cook, Eat, Repeat: here's where to buy

Monday, 7th December 2020, 7:40 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 12:14 am

Ah, Nigella.

Nothing elicits such immediate, joyful greed as when Nigella Lawson shimmers onto our TV screens to talk us through her latest tranche of delectable recipes. Her Monday night BBC2 television show, Cook, Eat, Repeat has the twitter-sphere salivating in delight.

Second only to our desire for the food itself – the Fish Finger Bhorta! The Tahini and Banana Chocolate Pudding! Creme caramel! Nduja and cavolo nero pasta! Banana skin curry! - is that gorgeous kitchen she potters about, twinkling with fairy lights, and stocked with the most covetable kitchen appliances and cookery sets from near and far.

It's not just us – after each episode Nigella's (if we may be so over-familiar) twitter feed lights up with a inquiries into where she gets her kitchenware from.

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Here, then, is our edit of the Nigella kitchen. Where we haven't been able to find the precise goods, we've provided as close a substitute as there is available.

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, £399

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, £399

Integral to Nigella's ability to make her baking look so effortless is her dependence on her trusty KitchenAid, which does much of the muscle work for her when mixing. While her stunning raspberry model is, naturally, sold out, we love this racy Empire Red model. This one comes with a dough hook, so in addition to batter and cake mix, you can pummel dough into submission. It will last you a lifetime, too. Buy now, £399, AO

Or in black: Buy now, £400, AO, or green apple, buy now. £450, Lakeland.

Krisha 12 Piece Reactive Glaze Dinner Set, £99

Krisha 12 Piece Reactive Glaze Dinner Set, £99

Ms Lawson has cited her beautiful earthenware as being made by Skandihus, whose pottery is unfortunately difficult to purchase online. Similar in feel and aesthetic are is this beautiful glazed dinner set from Made.com, hand crafted in Portugal from during stoneware. Gorgeous. Buy now, £99, Made

Le Creuset Cast Iron Round Casserole Pot, prices vary

Nigella's beautiful Le Creuset casserole pot

Remember those delectable lamb shanks Nigella sweetly, softly stewed? This was the pot she did it in. Le Creuset pots come in a variety of sizes (and prices reflect this), but they are uniformly excellent, and will last you not just a lifetime - but your great grand-children will be making of use of them, too. Buy now, prices vary, Le Creuset

Microplane Gourmet Fine Grater, £28.78

Microplane Gourmet Fine Grater, £28.78

Lovingly dusted your pasta with fine Parmesan shavings, using this hand-held Microplane Gourmet Fine Grater.  Beloved by professionals, the non-slip handles eliminate the likelihood of slicing part of your hand off as you grate. It's also dishwasher safe. Great for chocolate and coconut, too. Buy now, £28.78, Nisbet

Vintage Champagne Coupes, prices vary

A somewhat slavish (or should that be stalkerish?) trawl of Nigella Lawson's twitter feed reveals, lamentably, that much of her kitchenware is secondhand or vintage. If you want to drink your delectable lemon blossom cocktails from a chichi glass like hers, she advises searching under 'vintage champagne coupes' on eBay. Buy now, prices vary, eBay

Copper Measuring Cup Set, £12

Copper Measuring Cup Set, £12

Those lovely copper measuring cups she uses? We've found a set just like them from English Heritage. Buy now, £12, English Heritage

3.5 L Berglund Stock Pot with Lid, £51.99

3.5 L Berglund Stock Pot with Lid, £51.99

Nigella herself identified the stock pot she uses to handily and easily boil her pasta as this stock pot from Berglund. Made of a glass ceramic material that is thermal shock resistant, which means it is highly resistant to breakage from a sudden change in temperature - and you can watch the pasta as it boils. Fashionable and functional. Buy now, £51.99, Wayfair

Fissler Magic spaghetti tongs, £34.99

Fissler Magic spaghetti tongs, £34.99

The black rubber-ended tongs that Nigella Lawson favours are now no longer manufactured, but for wrangling cooked spaghetti from boiling water, these steel tongs (from the same manufacturer) are excellent. Practical and stylish, they're made of high-quality stainless steel with long tines for secure gripping when portioning. Buy now, £34.99, Fissler

Cole & Mason Mezzaluna & Board, £32

Nigella with Mezzaluna & Board

If there's a bushel of herbs to be attacked, Nigella Lawson invariably uses her trusty mezzaluna  which turns in the tasks of finely chopping any herbs into a rollicking joy. Cole & Mason are trusty-worthy makers of kitchen-ware, and their stylish mezzaluna is fun and easy to use. Buy here, £32, Dunelm

A stylish patterned knife, £24.95

Nigella's leopard print knife

That oh-so-cool leopard print knife that Nigella uses to chop her chillis with such insouciance? No longer being made, lamentably. Happily, though, the manufacturer Kuhn Rikon has a brilliant range of patterned knives still available to purchase - be they adorned with avocado, tomatoes, or strawberries - so you can still be pleasingly camp as you cook. Buy now, £24.95, Kuhn Rikon

Denim Button Detailed Jacket, £35

Nigella in her Denim Button Detailed Jacket, £35

Not cookware, to be fair, but Nigella has said that the covetable dusky pink denim jacket she wears is from good-old Marks and Spencer - and it's not expensive, either. Buy now, £35, M&S

Masha Electric Masher and Hand Blender, £39.99

Masha Electric Masher and Hand Blender, £39.99

For her Brown Butter Colcannon, Nigella made swift work pulverising her potatoes by using an electric masher. Buy now, £39.99, Argos

Staub, Green Round Casserole Dish, £206

Salivating over those Black Pudding meatballs? They're prepared in a Staub casserole dish, an investment purchase that will make for brilliant dishes for years  - cast iron, built to last, and brilliant at retaining heat. This version is a deeper green than Nigella's, which we prefer, but it's the same make. Buy now, £206.88, Harrods.

Sorrentino Fire Pit, £233

Sorrentino Fire Pit, £233

Is there anything more effortlessly inviting than the sight of Nigella cosying up with a plate of freshly prepared linzer cookies in front of a roaring firepit? If you're keen to add a hint of warmth and glamour to your backyard with a firepit, this hard-wearing option burns both charcoal and wood. Buy now, £233, Wayfair.

The BBC2 programme Cook, Eat, Repeat is based upon the recipes found in Nigella's latest cookbook of the same name, much of which she wrote this year while isolating on her own for lockdown.

As such, her ninth book often features recipes designed to cater to a solo diner, such as 'Mine-all-mine' chocolate cookies or the (extraordinary) fried chicken sandwich for one. There's a cosy comfort to be found in her recognition that those on their own are allowed to eat as well, and indeed, and lavishly, as a full house may.

Which is not to say the book doesn't cater for a crowd. From the warm lemon elderflower pudding, to her fear-free fish stew, and the by now infamous banana-skin curry - you'll be able to cater for a full table using these delightfully discursive, yet easy to replicate, recipes.

Buy Cook, Eat, Repeat here

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