Nigella Lawson, who studied Italian at Oxford, indulges her personal passion for Italy, where she lived, worked and cooked when she was in her 20s, before she was a busy TV star, wife and mother. Nigellissima (2013 Knopf Canada) inspires readers to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen — without needing to source inaccessible ingredients or totally restock the pantry. Her quick, easy recipes and simple techniques elevate everyday eating into no-fuss feasts. Here, try her quick and easy chocolate hazelnut cheesecake.