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Nigella Lawson


English journalist, food writer, broadcaster and television presenter.
Nigella Lawson
I don't take criticisms personally, which must be very annoying for people who mean them personally.
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No doubt there can be a shy, reserved side to Nigella Lawson - and some people interpret this as coldness - but it is not in evidence today. She seems flamboyant, if anything, and perhaps this is a persona she can slip in and out of (John Diamond once described her as 'a gay man trapped in a woman's body').
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It wasnít really a chat show, it was a magazine show. I looked at it as a summer job. As long as no one makes me interview a celeb again, Iíll be happy. It wasnít what I signed up for but, of course, nowadays everyone likes celebs. Iím pretty bored of them, though. I wasnít interested and couldnít be bothered to pretend I was.




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I think sometimes that people assume because I'm on television I'm an expert, but I think the whole point of what I do is that I'm not and I don't have any training. My approach isn't about a fancy ingredient or style. I cook what I love to eat.
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...obesity isnít caused by those who adore food. People tend not to put on weight through eating meals. Iíd say itís people who eat non-stop.
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The thing I liked about writing about food when I started it was that I felt I was writing about food in a different way. Not like a food writer.
Nigella Lawson
I took a fortnight off. But I'm not a great believer in breaks. I don't want to be rattling around inside my own head. I did feel I was spiralling into a Kathy Burke character and tried going out, but I prefer it here. Filming keeps me busy. It absorbs me.
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I have long been convinced that Nigella's iconic status has less to do with her abilities than a desire on the part of her admirers to invest in what she represents.
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She has flawless skin, perfect white teeth, a voluptuous body, ample height and lots of lush, brown hair. And then there are those cookbooks, which have become international best sellers. She has become enough of an icon stateside to be profiled last year in People and Vanity Fair.
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I am greedy. I eat under stress. When you are eating, the rest of the world is tuned out. And when you tune back in you feel guilty about having been greedy and the rest of the world is still there, so you have to carry on eating!
Nigella Lawson
I think cooking should be about fun and family. I'm not a trained chef. I don't pretend to be and I think part of my appeal is that my approach to cooking is really relaxed and not rigid. There are no rules in my kitchen.




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I am always surprised when people read double entendres into my innocuous babble.
Nigella Lawson
Some people did take the domestic goddess title literally rather than ironically. It was about the pleasures of feeling like one rather than actually being one.
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We were stunned how petite she was in the flesh and she has the most beautiful skin. Not only that, she was nice, too. She arrived on time, no diva demands. Sheís gorgeous.
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I don't wear anything in bed. But I'm not ready for a nude scene quite yet.
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I used to refer to myself as Typhoid Mary. It wasn't that I was jinxed, I just seemed to bring ill fortune to anybody I was close to.
Nigella Lawson
There are two Christmas traditions I've inherited from my mother. One is the feeling that Christmas isn't complete if you haven't got a ham as well as a turkey. It means that the leftovers are much better. And in a curious way, despite the fact that we're talking about Christmas and ham, it's a very Jewish thing to want to provide a huge spread. I always cook for eight, but make enough to feed 30...
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I was shy as a child. Now I'm not really shy any more, unless I'm with shy people. I find it contagious and I don't know what to say. But I don't think shyness is something one should feel apologetic about.
Nigella Lawson
My sister lives in New York and she was struck by how class-ridden the reviews were. Everyone had to mention that I'm posh. British people are obsessed by that. I said to John, 'I'm not posh.' Is my voice posh?"
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Itís not meant to be flirtatious. Listen, I donít have a presenting style, Iím just me. I donít have the talent to adopt a different persona. Itís intimate, not flirtatious.


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