Something Smells Good
If a goddess walked the earth today I am more than positive she would look like Nigella Lawson. Tall, curvaceous, long black hair, creamy skin, a British accent and totally charming.
Ten years ago, someone like Nigella would not have graced the regional television screens, never mind internationally. She is full figured, she is forty-eight, she is a mother of two and she is a successful business woman. And women and men adore her.
Nigella, whose name means "love-in-a-mist", started out as a freelance food writer in the U.K. In 1998 she published, How to Eat: The pleasures and principles of good food. The successful book led to her equally successful television series, Nigella Bites where she cooked up a storm. Numerous books and television shows followed.
Although the face of television has been slow to change it is nice to see it is improving. It could not have picked a better face, personality or talented chef to start off with.
Quick what do you think of the Domestic Goddess?
Her Latest Book - Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes
"Nigellissima, like the Italian cooking from which it takes its inspiration, is a celebration of food that is fresh, delicious, and unpretentious. Here Nigella Lawson serves up 120 straightforward and mouthwatering recipes that are quick and easy yet elevate weeknight meals into no-fuss feasts..."
Choco Hot Pots
I finally got around to trying Nigella Lawson's recipe for Choco Hot Pots and I have to agree they are totally yummy. The picture to the right is my attempt.
I baked them in six smaller ramekins than was recommended as the recipe is quite rich. I highly recommend you do the same as I can not imagine eating a larger serving. A side of milk is definitely in order no matter what size you choose.
You can find Nigella's description of Choco Hot Pots in the videos below.
What Makes Chocolate Even Better? - The addition of Nigella Lawson of course...
More food for thought...
Nigella Lawson has produced seven food and cooking books based on her successful food series.
- How to Eat (1998)
- How to Be a Domestic Goddess (2000)
- Nigella Bites (2001)
- Forever Summer with Nigella (2002)
- Forever Summer (2003)
- Feast: Food to Celebrate Life (2004)
- Nigella Express (2007)
- Nigella Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home (2010)
Each of the above links will take you to her books so you can read the reviews.
Can you smell something cooking...
Nigella Lawson's succulent and easy to prepare recipes have delighted audiences the world over. A selection of the recipes from her television shows Forever Summer, Nigella Bites and Christmas Bites are available at the Channel 4 website.
"I am not a chef. I am not even a trained or professional cook. My qualification is as an eater."
One of the Most Beautiful People in the World
I first saw Nigella when she appeared on a cooking segment of a daytime talk show a number of years ago. I was instantly captured by her charm and natural beauty.
In my opinion, she is one of the most beautiful people in the world. Apparently, I am not the only one who thinks so. Harpers and Queen magazine voted her one of most beautiful people in the world on their list, not once but twice. She shared top standing with the likes of Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman, Kate Moss, Beyonce Knowles, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Liv Tyler and Gwen Stefani; just to name a few.
It is no wonder, she does possess a goddess like quality to her... if goddesses walked the earth today.
Family Life at a Glance
The who in who-ville...
- Father, Nigel Lawson (Politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer). Remarried and started new family.
- Mother, Vanessa Salmon (Socialite and heiress to the Lyons Corner House dynasty). Vanessa died when she was forty-eight from liver cancer. Nigella was only twenty-five.
- Brother, Dominic (DOB: 1957)
- Sister, Thomasina (DOB: 1962). Thomasina died of breast cancer in her early 30s (1994). Nigella was 9 months pregnant with her daughter when she died.
- Sister, Horatia (DOB: 1966)
- John Diamond (1989) was a successful radio broadcaster and journalist who died of throat cancer in 2001.
- Charles Saatchi (2003) is a successful advertising executive and art collector.
Read John Diamond
John Diamond is an award-winning broadcast journalist and author.
Nigella Lawson: a biography
I just finished reading the biography of Nigella Lawson by Gilly Smith.
In this neck of the woods London born Nigella Lawson is not known for her tragic life.
She's known as the Domestic Goddess and Queen of the Food-porn television series Nigella Bites as well as her growing array of cooking books.
Dining and Wine
Nigella has written articles for The New York Times Dining and Wine section.
You can read her articles online by filling out their free registry.
The Official Nigella Lawson
Straight from the mouth of the goddess...
"You do well in life if you team up with someone who makes you feel good about yourself."~Nigella Lawson
Find out about Nigella's latest book tour or read an interview.