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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!

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Latest Queries

  • Warthog (Wild Pig) Recipes

    Hi Nigella, Love the way you cook! I'm from SA and here we have warthog, which is basically a wild pig. Can you give me any ideas on how to cook it and with what? Thanks for a fabulous site and food! Tina

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  • Spruced Up Vanilla Cake - Too Damp

    Hi, I made the recipe for Spruced Up Vanilla Cake (Christmas, p198) but I used a bundt pan made from silicone. The cake seemed greasy and more like a firm custard than cake consistency. I have ordered the bundt pan that Nigella used, will that help make it more like a cake? Also I'm from Canada, Nigella mentions that it is 10oz flour yet another website claims it is 2 1/2 cups flour, which is correct? Maybe I did something wrong but the flavor is amazing so I would like to try again. Always a fan!

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  • Almond Flour in the US

    I live in the United States and find that some of the ingredients called for in Nigella's books are not easily available here, i.e. Almond flour. Do you have a list of places that would stock uncommon ingredients?

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  • Muscovado Sugar

    Hi there! I live in India and muscovado sugar is not available here, though we get icing, caster and brown (Dememra) sugars. Since quite a few of your recipes have muscovado am hesitant to try any - is there another substitute for muscovado? Help!

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  • Pizza Rustica for Vegetarians

    I love the idea (and the photo) of the Pizza Rustica (Domestic Goddess, p86), however, my family is vegetarian. Are there any specific filling combinations you would suggest for this type of dish? Thanks!

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  • Making Everyday Biscuits with Cocoa

    Hi, can I subsituite a little of the plain flour for some cocoa when making biscuits to make them chocolate biscuits? Vickie.

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  • Switching Ovens

    Due to a recent move, I now have to switch from a convection oven to a non-convection oven. I am so scared that my cakes are not going to rise. Please can you tell me that they will or how can I ensure that they will. It is keeping me awake at night.

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  • Christmas Turkey

    I'm making Christmas dinner this year, except that I'm cooking it on Boxing Day. Have you got any tips for soaking the turkey?

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