Slashfood tipped me off today that the Food Network will be airing a new show featuring my dream woman (well, one of them) Nigella Lawson. Nigella is one of Britain’s most influential food writers whose tremendous cross-over television success is being extended to the US on a large scale. She has already been aired on the Style Network with shows called Nigella Bites & Forever Summer with Nigella. I’ll take forever ANYTHING with Nigella … especially the bites!
Nigella’s father, Nigel Lawson, was the second most powerful executive in British politics while serving as Margaret Thatcher’s Chancellor of the Exchequer. She studied medieval and modern languages at Oxford and enjoyed success as a journalist. She also served as Deputy Literary Editor of The Sunday Times. She shifted gears and became a freelance writer for several publications including The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Times Magazine in the UK. She also wrote for Gourmet and Bon Appétit in the US.
Nigella has authored several books: “Forever Summer”, “Nigella Bites”, “How to Be a Domestic Goddess”, “Feast” & “How to Eat.” She’s also the subject of the Gilly Smith penned biography “Nigella Lawson.”
I once read an article that referred to her as an “irresistible domestic goddess!” My take is that she’d make an irresistible anything. If she were an “irresistible tow truck driver”, I’d buy into that! You can count on Nigella’s new Food Network show being at the top of my TiVo Season Pass priority list!