Nici Wickes has gained a strong and loyal following for her uncomplicated approach to cooking great food. Now this much-loved food writer brings us a new collection of recipes inspired by lockdown in her little cottage by the sea. With the world gripped by a global pandemic and suddenly finding herself out of a job, Nici began creating daily Instagram cooking videos from her kitchen. These unrehearsed, often hilarious, cooking sessions and her irrepressible enthusiasm for food became a daily highlight and comfort for thousands during an uncertain time. A Quiet Kitchen is an extension of those lockdown kitchen videos, where Nici shares not only her recipes but her personal stories of life’s joys and challenges – how the kitchen is her happy place, her gruelling journey through menopause, why daily ocean swims are so important for her mental health and how she finds happiness in living alone. Throughout, her message is simply that whether cooking for one or for a crowd, there is so much pleasure and comfort to be gained from cooking and eating good food.