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

  • Freezing Nigella's Potato Cakes

    Hi, I am hosting my 40th birthday party in a couple of weeks and I would like to prepare some food ahead of time. Is it possible to make and freeze the Potato Cakes from Nigella Express in advance and then defrost on the day of the party before dressing them with the smoked salmon? Many thanks Siobhan

    Read The Answer
  • Buttermilk Birthday Cake

    Hi there - can I make the Buttermilk Birthday Cake from Domestic Goddess and then freeze the whole thing? I know leftovers can be frozen - but does the whole cake still taste as great if you make it, freeze and then use a month or two later. I have a need for about four birthday cakes in the four weeks before Christmas and if I could make some of them now and then freeze, I would be a saner woman!

    Read The Answer
  • Savarin Tins

    Can you please suggest where I may be able to buy a 22cm savarin tin for Nigella's Yogurt Pot Cake? I can only find ones which are 23cm or 24cm. I am based in the UK. Thank you!

    Read The Answer
  • Linguine With Smoked Mackerel

    I was watching your show for the first time and we were interested in trying the linguine with leeks and smoked mackerel. Where can I find that recipe? Odes South Carolina, USA

    Read The Answer
  • Coffee Pot and Wooden Board

    Could you please tell me where I can buy a wooden carving board like the one Nigella used on episode 4 of Nigellissima (Butterflied Lamb recipe)? Thank you. Watermelon77.

    Hello. I have tried and failed, despite considerable internet prowess, to find a stove top espresso maker as lovely as the one Nigella used to accompany her Sambuca kisses on her Nigellissima TV show. I fear it might be because it is vintage, but if not please let me know. Thanks Rachel.

    Read The Answer
  • Baby Aubergines

    Where can I buy baby aubergines? I haven't been able to find any in the supermarket.

    Read The Answer
  • Decorative Oil Bottles

    Hi, where does Nigella get her lovely oil bottles that she uses in Nigella's Kitchen and Nigellissima? I am just watching a re-run on the television and have noticed the lovely decorative oil bottles she uses. Many thanks, Sharon.

    Read The Answer
  • Measuring Butter

    If I am following a recipe that is using cup measurements do I just put the butter into the required cup?

    Read The Answer


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