The essence of Italian food, like Nigella's style of cooking, is simplicity and directness. In her new series Nigellissima, our favourite home cook shows how easy it is to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen and onto the plate - using ingredients available in any English supermarket. With her passion for Italy and Italian cooking - she lived and worked in Florence before starting a degree in modern languages - Nigella's mouth-watering dishes have their roots in tradition but take us into fresh territory; knowledge worn light of touch but full on taste. While she is true to the spirit of Italian cooking, Nigella’s recipes are always quick and easy, designed to elevate everyday eating into no-fuss feasts for those days when we need to get supper on the table pronto. Add in a pinch of Italian culinary history and personal anecdote and you have, in three words: Instant Italian Inspiration.