Log in Register

Follow Nigella on: Facebook Twitter Vimeo Pinterest Instagram

Need some help in the kitchen? Try a quick search first.

You never know, your query may have been answered already.

Kitchen Queries

Welcome to Kitchen Queries, where the nigella.com team will answer your cooking or food related questions.  We’d love you to submit some of your recipe problems, dilemmas or queries for us to get our teeth into!

Submit your query

Please note, we are only able to answer questions selected for publication and aren't able to enter into personal correspondence.

Latest Queries

  • Sweet and Salty Crunch Nut Bars

    Hello, I have made the Sweet and Salty Crunch Nut Bars and they are delicious. However, I have a problem with them "sweating" ie. water droplets forming on them once I put them in the fridge. I make sure they are as cool as possible beforehand, but it still happens. I have had this problem with other homemade chocolate snacks before, too. What can I do? Thank you

    Read The Answer
  • Measuring Sour Cream

    For Nigella's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake one of the ingredients is sour cream, but the measurement is in mililitres. The problem is that the sour cream is not completely liquid (I did leave out to get to room temperature) so I could not put into a measuring jug. Can you give any advice regarding converting mililitres to grammes if the ingredient is not completely fluid, e.g. sour cream or cream cheese? Thanks

    Read The Answer
  • Mostarda di Cremona

    Where can I buy mostarda di cremona?

    Read The Answer
  • Cappuccino Pavlova

    I notice that Nigella used the Two Chicks egg whites to make the meringue base in her Cappucino Pavlova, but the recipe doesn't give a measurement for these. I really want to give them a go, especially after picking up a coupon recently! Thanks!

    Read The Answer
  • Buttermilk Scones

    Hi Nigella Team! I want to try to make Nigella's Buttermilk Scones but am unable to find cream of tartar in Belgioum, where I live. I found that it could be replaced with bicarb. and baking powder but couldn't find what the measurements would have to be, to have the same effect as using cream of tartar. Could you help me find the measurements or possibly a way to get some cream of tartar? Thank you in advance! An

    Read The Answer
  • Nigellissima Saucepans & Pasta Insert

    I have just spent the whole afternoon catching up on all the episodes of Nigellisima, and have fallen in love with the saucepans she used in the series. Could you please point me in the right direction of where to get them (they are the stainless steel looking ones with the squared off handles).  

    I love Nigella's stainless steel saucepans and pans, they are the ones with the squared off lip/edge and squared off handles, they are being used in Nigelissima and have been used in many previous shows. Can you let me know the brand and where to purchase. Many thanks, Anthony.   

    Hi, I'm loving Nigella's new series Nigellissima and her new kitchen! Can you please advise where I can purchase the stainless steel colander that she uses to drain pasta? It fits the Iittala pans really well! Many thanks, Georgia.

    Read The Answer
  • Melba Toast

    Should one buy thin, medium or thick sliced bread for making melba toast?

    Read The Answer
  • Wine For Cooking

    I don't drink alcohol by choice though I do use it in cooking. My problem is this buy a large bottle and I really have to dump more than half of it, buy the small bottles and it becomes very expensive. Is there a substitute I can use for red and white wine, something I can cork and go back to a week or a month later?

    Read The Answer


Remember you can use the search bar to delve through our Kitchen Queries archives.