The Nigella Quick Collection App is available for US$7.99/£4.99/AUS$9.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch at

London, UK. -- April 17, 2010 -- Nigella Lawson and Random House today announced the Nigella Quick Collection App is available on the App Store. Quick Collection is an outstanding cookery app for iPhone and iPod touch that brings together exclusive recipes, video and audio alongside unique features and cutting edge technology designed to make a busy life easier, and bring inspiration and advice to users from Nigella, wherever they are.

The Nigella Quick Collection App offers invaluable features which aim to revolutionize cooking. Add notes by text or voice; email a recipe from the app to print out for the kitchen; browse and search according to mood or what’s in the fridge; send dinner invitations to friends using Facebook Connect or email; and use voice control to keep sticky fingers away from iPhone or iPod touch.

All the recipes in the Nigella Quick Collection App are express-style easy and presented in just six steps or under, giving users the wherewithal to make super-quick weekday suppers, last minute dinners for friends, baking that takes no time, and even fun food for children. Having this app enables users to browse, plan and shop for meals quickly and easily if out and about, or just in need of last minute help.

Beautifully designed and produced, Nigella Quick Collection is an
essential piece of kitchen kit for those short on time but big on taste Bon app-étit!

Produced by Chatto & Windus and Random House Digital
Developed by AKQA


For all press enquiries please contact:
Maya Hart, Marketing Manager, AKQA
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7780 4797

Features of the app include:
• Over 40 minutes of audio and video content, including tips, recipes and inspiration
• Ability to search and browse the recipes by chapter, book, mood and what’s in your fridge
• Ability to bookmark favourite recipes and add notes by text or voice
• Ability to use voice control, to email a recipe so it can be printed out and used later
• Let friends and family know what you’re cooking, or ask them to pick up ingredients, using Facebook Connect and email
• Shopping list feature puts all the ingredients into a handy list
• 70 recipes selected by Nigella, 10 of which are new and exclusive
• Browsable recipe cards - beautifully produced and visually impactful

Notes to editors:

Nigella Lawson is the author of bestselling books - How to Eat ('may just be the best cookery book ever' Daily Telegraph), How to Be a Domestic Goddess (British Book Awards 2001), Nigella Bites (WHSmith Award 2002) Forever Summer ('images of warmth and Mediterranean climes' Time Out), Feast, ('a voluptuous and delicious piece of food writing' Guardian), Nigella Express (no. 1 bestseller with over 1 million sales) and Nigella Christmas ('everything to make your Christmas sparkle' Independent) - which, together with her successful TV series (on BBC 2, Channel 4, as well as the American Food Network ) have made her a household name around the world. She lives in London with her family.

AKQA is an independent, ideas-led agency that works with clients including: Random House, Nike, Fiat, Coke and Sky. A recognised pioneer and innovator, AKQA collected over 100 major awards in the last 12 months including the Cannes Grand Prix. AKQA has been named Agency of the Year by Campaign, Creative Review, BIMA, the IAB, Revolution, and an ‘Innovation All-star’ by Fast Company magazine.

Random House Digital is a pioneer of digital and audio publishing with industry firsts including the launch of the first list of ‘enhanced’ ebooks and being the first UK publisher to make mass-market books available via the Apple App Store. Random House Digital continues to innovate across all digital platforms and is committed to the goal of publishing all new titles as ebooks whilst working to make the whole backlist available over time.

Chatto & Windus was founded in 1855 and was acquired by Random House in 1987. Chatto has continued the long tradition of publishing excellent literary fiction as well as great literary biography, memoirs, history, contemporary cultural comment, poetry and works in translation. Chatto & Windus publishes many award-winning authors, including Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison, and two Booker Prize winners - The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch and Possession by A.S. Byatt.

Both Random House Digital and Chatto & Windus are part of The Random House Group, one of the largest general book publishers in the UK, with subsidiary companies in Australia, New Zealand and India and a joint venture in South Africa: Random House Struik. The Group comprises five publishing companies: Cornerstone Publishing, CCV, Ebury Publishing, Random House Children’s Books and Transworld Publishers, boasting more than 40 diverse and highly respected imprints. The Random House Group distribution business services its own imprints as well as 60 other UK publishers. The Random House Group is an independently managed subsidiary of Random House Inc in the US, the trade book publishing division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the world’s largest and most diversified integrated media companies.

Published on: 11:34AM on 19th April 2010