Nigella Lawson

(Feast: Food that Celebrates Life)

Nigella Lawson
Nigella Lawson
  • Born: January 6, 1960
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Food Writer, Journalist Broadcaster

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In November 2003, Lawson oversaw the menu and preparations for a lunch hosted by Tony Blair at Downing Street for George W. Bush and his wife during their state visit to the UK. Former First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush, is said to be a fan of Lawson's recipes and once included one of her soups as the starter for the 2002 presidential Christmas dinner. Lawson's fifth book, Feast: Food that Celebrates Life, released in 2004, made sales worth £3 million. London's Evening Standard wrote that the book "works both as a practical manual and an engrossing read. ... Nobody else writes so openly about the emotional significance of food." Lawson appeared frequently on American television in 2004, conducting cookery slots on talk shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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Also, in a funny way, if you have been happily married there are no unresolved areas, nothing to prove to yourself after the other dies. Humor
And, in a funny way, each death is different and you mourn each death differently and each death brings back the death you mourned earlier and you get into a bit of a pile-up. Death ;Humor
Anyway, what makes people look youthful is the quality of their skin and I don't think you can change that.
At some stages of your life you will deal with things and at others you are overwhelmed with misery and anxiety. Life
But if you know that something has been really vicious, you don't read it, you don't let it into your head. What's damaging is when sentences go through your head and you burn with the injustice of it.
Cooking is actually quite aggressive and controlling and sometimes, yes, there is an element of force-feeding going on.
Emotion is messy, contradictory... and true.
Gordon Ramsay makes me laugh because he knows that I'm not a chef.
I am not sure about facelifts because I wouldn't want to be someone who just looks like she's had a facelift.
I can understand why those primitive desert people think a camera steals their soul. It is unnatural to see yourself from the outside.
I don't believe in low-fat cooking.
I don't like conflict.
I know the crew so well, so I forget I'm being filmed. It's like cooking with a friend in the kitchen - you're talking, as you do, and maybe you're telling her about this wonderful way to prepare lamb chops - it's more natural, more honest.
I need to be frightened of things. I hate it, but I must need it, because it's what I do.
I never have plans for the future as you never know how things will turn out. Future
I never taste the wine first in restaurants, I just ask the waiter to pour.
I think maybe when you live with someone who is really very ill for a long time, it somehow gives you more of a greedy appetite for life and maybe, yes, you are less measured in your behaviour than you would otherwise be. Life ;Time
I was a quiet teenager, introverted, full of angst.
I wasn't good with authority, went to lots of schools, didn't like the fact that there was no autonomy.
I'm not someone who's endlessly patient and wonderful.
In England and America people tend to graze all day long, but I think it's such a waste to be constantly picking at food because you then can't enjoy a proper full meal when the time comes. Time ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
In fact I am quite snappy and irritable, and I don't know if I'd like to make myself worse in that respect. Respect
It sounds like something on a very trite T-shirt, but life is what happens. Life
On the whole, I prefer Christmas as an adult than I did as a child.
People who have fabulous childhoods have this sense that nothing is ever going to be that good again. With me, I have the sense that nothing is going to be that bad.
'Statistically, people who have been happily married and then widowed tend to remarry.
The modern world is personal; people want to know intimate things.
Then again, they're not scripted and I feel it's virtually impossible to be anything but yourself when you're in front of the cameras and cooking so there is a measure of truth in what you see. Truth
There is a kind of euphoria of grief, a degree of madness.
There is a vast difference between how things seem from the outside and how they feel on the inside.
There is something wrong about being photographed that has nothing to do with vanity.
You don't go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be. Time ;Sympathy
You need a balance in life between dealing with what's going on inside and not being so absorbed in yourself that it takes over. Life