Nigella Lawson

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Nigella Lawson is arguably one of the most famous celebrity chefs. Her books and TV shows have won the hearts of millions – men and women.

About Nigella Lawson

Unlike the majority of her colleagues, Nigella’s background was not in the kitchen, but in writing and television.

Here are some other bites about Nigella Lawson:

  • Nigella Lawson started her career studying languages at Oxford.
  • She then began a career in publishing, and was made deputy literary editor of The Sunday Times.
  • This was followed by a doing freelance writing for magazines and newspapers such as Gourmet and Bon Appétit in the US, Australia’s Delicious, and the food column in Vogue magazine.

Domestic Goddess

Although her first book, ‘How To Eat’, and the TV series that followed did well, it was only her second book that created the domestic goddess legend that won her male and female fans.

‘How To Be A Domestic Goddess’ was published in 2000, and was a massive bestseller, tipping even JK Rowling to the post to win Author Of The Year at the British Book Awards in 2001.

This success was followed by a number of best-selling cook books, including ‘Forever Summer’, ‘Nigella Bites’, ‘Feast: Food To Celebrate Life’, and ‘Nigella Express’, to name a few!

She has also produced a range of cookware called the Living Kitchen Range, which is sold at stores around the world.

Nigella on TV

Most viewers are instantly won over when seeing Nigella on TV. Having been widely thought to be one of the world’s most beautiful women, Nigella Lawson is as warm and bubbly as she is sensuous.

Here is a timeline of her TV success:

  • 2000 & 2001: Nigella Bites
  • 2001: Nigella Bites Christmas Special
  • 2002: Forever Summer
  • 2005: Nigella
  • 2006: Nigella Feasts
  • 2006: Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen
  • 2007: Nigella Express

Whether it’s adding some glam to simple, home-cooked food, or showing the world that women can easily keep up with their male counterparts, Nigella Lawson is a true celebrity chef.

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