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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

  • Wok And Black Utensil

    Hello Nigella team. I want to know where Nigella got her wok and black utensil from the show Nigellissima - she uses them all the time in the show. Please help. Thank you. From Nasimabegum- West Midlands.  

    In Nigellissima can you tell me where Nigella gets her black wok and black spatula from? Many thanks, Tazzle

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  • Crumbly Meatloaf

    Hello, I have made Ed's Mother's Meatloaf a few times now and it always falls apart when serving it. I leave it to rest as the recipe says but still it falls apart. Any ideas on how to remedy this?

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  • Peanut Butter Chips For Ice Cream Cake

    Hi, in the TV clip where Nigella is making the Ice Cream Cake, she says she buys her peanut butter morsels online. Could you give me the website please? I've made this with chocolate chips...delicious!! but since I'm a huge peanut butter geek, I'd love to try it. Many thanks

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  • Fresh Spinach For Spinach Coconut Soup

    I saw the Spinach And Coconut Soup recipe posted on facebook. I prefer to not use frozen spinach - it just reminds me of rather unpleasant tastes of my childhood (I like spinach but I detest frozen spinach). Is there a suggestion for subbing fresh spinach quantities for frozen? Thanks!

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  • Liquid Hokey Pokey

    Massive fail 3 times on this recipe! What am I doing wrong? The first time it frothed up beautifully with the bicarb but tasted like burnt sugar - not pleasant. Assuming I have overcooked it, the second time, I let it cook less but hardly any froth and just a runny liquid. 3rd time similar. The recipe says, let the sugar and syrup melt, then turn to goo then a bubbling mass. When it is in the pan, I have parts that are still yet to melt and parts that are already bubbling. Adjusting the heat doesn't seem to work. I love love love honeycomb and really want to make this!

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  • Nigella's Cookware

    I just love the black cookware that Nigella uses. It is so pretty and it can go from stove to table easily. Could you tell me who the manufacturer is and where I could purchase it? I also love her copper casserole that does not have handles. She makes the duck legs and potatoes in it. 

    Just been catching up on series 1 episode 6 of Nigellisma and wondering where the green casserole pan as well as the cast iron pan for the peacans is from? Many thanks, Bgavani

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  • Nigella's Stove Top

    Dear Nigella team, I would like to know what brand and if possible which model of gas stove Nigella uses in the series 'Nigella Bites'?

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  • Pigs In Blankets Baking Time

    I want to make some Pigs (pork chipolatas) In Blankets (puff pastry). Just want to check if I need to cook the sausages first? I thought the cooking time might be enough for the pastry but not for the meat. Thanks, Homework

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