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Nigella’s simple recipes might be easy to recreate, but are they worthy of a BBC series?
Nigella Lawson’s BBC Two series ‘Simply Nigella’ has only been back on our screens for a matter of weeks, but the TV cook has already faced ample criticism over her ever-so-simple recipes. First it was avocado on toast, but now it’s a Caesar salad that has got the twitterverse in a tizzy, with some even accusing the chef of ‘taking the p***’.
Twitter was not impressed with Nigella’s Caesar salad.
On Monday night’s episode Nigella showed the British public how to make an ‘alternative’ Caesar salad. Nigella’s take on the classic salad saw the addition of anchovies, garlic, a fried egg, a piece of toast and some baked lettuce to the recipe.
Continue reading: Nigella Lawson's 'Simple' Caesar Salad Angers Twitter
Nigella Lawson returned to British screens on Monday night, but social media poked fun at her recipes and presenting style.
Nigella Lawson faced ridicule by social media following her long-awaited comeback to television last night, following a rough couple of years that have seen her private life exposed to the world.
In her new BBC2 series ‘Simply Nigella’, whose first episode was broadcast on Monday night (November 2nd), the celebrity cook was accused of ‘playing it safe’ in her recipes and her tried-and-tested presentational methods of gentle, unsubtle innuendo.
Nigella Lawson returned to British TV on Monday night
The celebrity chef will be answering the call from Vienna on Saturday night.
Nigella Lawson will be announcing the results of the British vote at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The TV chef announced the news on Twitter on Monday afternoon after one of her followers asked her whether rumours he had heard about her reading out the results of Britain’s vote were true.
Joseph Beaver asked her ‘Saw some tweets from Eurovision Land. Are you reading the results for the UK next Saturday. Please confirm. Thanks. Joe.’ 55 year old Nigella responded with “Yes it’s true, Oui c'est vrai, Ja Ja, das ist wahr,” getting into the spirit by answering in English, French and German!
Nigella Lawson will be announcing the UK's voting results at Eurovision 2015
Continue reading: Nigella Lawson To Announce U.K.'s Voting Results For Eurovision 2015
The cookery show launched Lawson’s US career in 2013.
US cookery show ‘The Taste’, which featured Nigella Lawson on the judging panel, has been cancelled by network ABC following a huge drop in ratings. The show began its run in 2013 and had so far completed three seasons.
Nigella began as a judge on ‘The Taste’ in 2013.
The series was intended to launch the career of Lawson in the US, after she became a household name in Britain thanks to her BBC programs. When it debuted back in 2013 ‘The Taste’ had pulled in seven million viewers for ABC, but now two years on ratings have fallen to less than three million.
Continue reading: Nigella Lawson's 'The Taste' Cancelled By ABC After Massive Ratings Dive
Television presenter and fashion expert Trinny Woodall has reportedly suffered a personal tragedy this week when her ex-husband and father of her daughter fell to his death at a shopping centre in London.
Trinny Woodall's ex-husband, Johnny Elichaoff, was reportedly talked off the same ledge he appears to have fallen to his death from. The incident allegedly occurred two weeks before Elichaoff's death on Wednesday (12th November).
Trinny Woodall photographed at an event at the V&A Museum in July 2014.
Elichaoff was pronounced dead near Whiteley's shopping centre in Bayswater, West London, according to reports in the Mirror. It is believed Elichaoff fell from the roof of a multi-storey car park at the shopping centre. The incident occurred at 9.30am on Wednesday morning, according to a statement from Scotland Yard.
What does this mean for Nigella's intended American domination.
UK fans have mostly forgotten about Nigella Lawson’s drugs scandal from last year, but her record is far from clean – at least as far as US authorities are concerned. The celebrity cook has been banned from crossing into US territory and she found out the hard way. Lawson was blocked at Heathrow when trying to board a plane to the states on Sunday morning, the Daily Mail reports.
Nigella may have left the trouble behind her... but not everyone has.
The self-styled “domestic goddess” was forced to confess under oath during a trial last year that she had snorted cocaine seven times and smoked cannabis on numerous occasions – a fact, which hasn’t affected her public persona in any major way, but might still harm her career. Scotland Yard didn’t take any action on the case last year, but US authorities might not be as lenient. When trying to board her plane last weekend, Lawson was blocked mere steps away from the British Airways jet. She is thought to have checked in and passed security before being told she could not board her plane.
Nigella Lawson has been denied entry to the US reportedly for admitting to drug use whilst testifying at her personal assistants' fraud trial last year.
Nigella Lawson was denied entry to the US seemingly for admitting she had used cocaine in a court case last year. The 54-year-old allegedly attempted to board a plane to Los Angeles from Heathrow but was informed, once she was through security, that she would not be able to enter the US if she boarded the plane. The incident occurred at around 5am on Sunday morning (30th March).
Nigella Lawson arriving at court in December for the fraud trial of her former personal assistants.
Sources, speaking to a British tabloid, claimed Lawson was forced to return to the first class check in and wait for her baggage to be returned. The aforementioned source claimed Lawson "didn't seem to say much, but she did not look happy," adding "she could not get on the flight so she had to turn around and leave."
Continue reading: Nigella Lawson Denied Entry To US Due To Drug Use?
Charles Saatchi versus Taki? Let's get it on.
Charles Saatchi, whose marriage to Nigella Lawson fell apart after he was photographed with his hand on her throat at a popular Chelsea restaurant, has challenged a columnist at The Spectator to a cage fight. The 70-year-old art collector wrote to the magazine in response to a piece by Taki Theodoracopulos, 77, who suggested that, "expecting a pornographer to have a heart is like counting upon Charles Saatchi to act like a gentleman."
Who Would Win In A Fight Between Charles and Taki? There's Only One Way To Find Out.....FIGHT.
Writing in his column on 18 Janaury, Taki said Saatchi had a "coward's bullying manner" though in a vitriolic response in Wednesday's magazine, Saatchi said it was "hapless of you to spring to Nigella's defence last week, as she always found you toe-curlingly vile, and would have been aghast at having you as her valiant supporter."
Continue reading: Yep, Charles Saatchi Just Challenged A Journalist To A Cage-Fight
Those who love the judges will probably love the show too.
The UK version of The Taste, which Americans got to see way back in 2012, is the talk of the internet today. And after last night’s premiere, there’s one part of the programme that everyone is in love with – Nigella Lawson. The reviewers have varying opinions on Nigella’s fellow judges Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre, but Nigella herself seems to be attracting universal love.
For some, it's the dynamic between all three judges that makes The Taste watchable.
“Nigella Lawson seemed easily the sanest, nicest of the panel,” The Telegraph’s Christopher Howse writes. He continues: “But I’d far rather see Nigella cook on television than sit on a gameshow like this, beauty wedged between two ravening, foul-mouthed beasts.”
Continue reading: Channel 4's "The Taste" Is All About The Foodies, Not So Much The Food
2014 is a fresh start for many, and Nigella seems no different
It’s fair to say the 2013 – the tail end of it at least – was tough for Nigella Lawson; a very public split from her husband was followed by an equally public court case, which saw two of her former aides acquitted over charges of fraudulently spending £685,000 between 2008 and 2012.
The Taste judges, from left to right: Ludo Lefebvre, Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain
But public opinion of Nigella rarely dropped, and her candid nature in court won her more fans than her drug revelations lost her. Even the two aides she took to court - Italian sisters Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo – have praised her bravery.
Continue reading: For Nigella, 2014 Kicks Off With The Taste - Beginning Tonight
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6th January, 1960
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@FoodCabbie I'm glad you said, but sorry you're upset
@FoodCabbie Greek friend, not Green friend!
@BakingWithHoney I know but 'tis right
@FoodCabbie I'm sorry! I didn't change your version, which I am grateful for. I just did the version a Green friend of mine cooked for me.
@mkanefoodsleuth If not using coconut oil, you'd need veg shortening or butter
I loved Bread and Jam for Frances as a child. Such a lovely book https://t.co/SVhZqoSWlh
#recipeoftheday is great for using up leftover turkey (or chicken) and you need it in your life! https://t.co/kXSaaSdl0s
@MollySchoneveld Oh, but the book is so much better, and so much sadder
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RT @SydOperaHouse: See #culinary goddess @Nigella_Lawson in conversation with @annabelcrabb this Jan! Tix → https://t.co/k4m9OUb2LS https:/…
RT @SimonRayner1: I want to live in a world filled with tea lights, chickpeas in jars and women called Horatia #SimplyNigella
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@UmaNayer Looks lovely!
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