Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Nigella Lawson

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Nigella Lawson

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Nigella Bites, Nigella Lawson's food program on the Style Network, is truly concerned with the joy of cooking, with Lawson herself a sort of cutinary embodiment of Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame, Already a superstar in England, Lawson is titillating Americans with a style that's the antithesis of the current national craze for carbfree living. In her kitchen, life really is a banquet, and no one's allowed to starve.

In the United States you're not an object of the tabloids, but in England they're snapping pictures of you without makeup, right? They have, but my laziness is greater than my vanity. I was photographed once--I won't say I was jogging, because I don't do anything that energetic--but I was walking around the park in an effort to take a bit of exercise, and the photograph of that moment convinced me that where I'd gone wrong was to go out doing that sort of thing in the first place.

Besides the chocolate eggs, which I think I need right now, what's the one item in your Living Kitchen product line that I should buy immediately? I would say the mezzaluna [two-handled chopping knife], because a sharp blade is always useful to have around. …

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