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Nigella has previously criticised the ‘clean eating brigade’, saying implies that ‘any other form of eating is dirty or shameful’.
Nigella Lawson has once again criticised the term ‘clean eating’, saying that people may be using certain diets to hide an eating disorder. The celebrity chef, who is know for her love of ‘comfort food’, was speaking at the JW3 Speaker Series in London, where she once again rejected the idea of clean eating.
Nigella Lawson has criticised the term ‘clean eating’.
“People are using certain diets as a way to hide an eating disorder or a great sense of unhappiness and unease with their own body,” Nigella said.
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
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
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
TV chef Nigella Lawson describes the Grillos' court trial as 'mortifying' on 'Good Morning America'.
Nigella Lawson has finally spoken out about harrowing court ordeal following the acquittal of former PAs Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo in their fraud case. The cook has been promoting her brand new cooking show 'The Taste' over in the states, but that wasn't the only thing on people's minds as she appeared on 'Good Morning America'.
Nigella Lawson has spoken of her ordeal
The star has been embroiled in an embarrassing drug scandal after her ex-assistants accused her of bribing them with her ex-husband Charles Saatchi's business credit cards in a bid to keep a lid on her secret cocaine habit.
Continue reading: Nigella Lawson Finally Opens Up About Her 'Mortifying' Court Ordeal
After a tough year, the domestic goddess returns in The Taste.
Nigella Lawson has had a year riddled with conflict. After a very public divorce from art mogul Charles Saatchi, Lawson suffered a minor blow to her reputation, when she was accused of a cocaine addiction during the fraud trial of Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo. The Grillo sisters were cleared of unauthorised spending of £685,000 on household credit card and taxi accounts, but Nigella didn’t escape the trial unscathed, and was forced to admit to her rrecreational drug use.
2013 wasn't a great year for the domestic goddess.
Now, after winning the public’s sympathies with her treatment of the accusations, Lawson is taking another crack at the American entertainment market with the second season of The Taste – a cooking competition, on which she is a judge.
Continue reading: Nigella Lawson Seeks Harmony Through Food On "The Taste"
She may have admitted to using coke and weed but the only things we’re addicted to are her recipes.
The past few weeks have seen sultry chef starlet Nigella Lawson fall from grace in a big way. Not only was she embroiled in an ugly fraud case against her former assistants, she’s had to relive the summer’s painful memories when her husband Charles Saatchi was pictured gripping her throat, and now has been forced to admit that she has taken drugs on various occasions.
Good Old Nigella!
The festive season is certainly high time for hedonism and over-indulgence: for some this can mean heavy-drinking, retail therapy, binge eating or perhaps the consumption of the less legal kind. However, it’s widely accepted that the best bit of Christmas is the food. Be it an oven-fresh joint stewing in its own juices, mountainous piles of crispy roast potatoes or a Christmas pudding doused in lashings of brandy sauce.
Continue reading: Nigella Lawson Recipes: Christmas With Britain's Favourite Foodie
The Grillo sister's fraud case has unearthed some more of the TV cook's most unsightly demons.
Nigella Lawson has taken another potential blow to her reputation since her former aide Elisabetta Grillo has now claimed in court that the television cook not only allowed her children, Cosima and Thomas, to smoke when they were underage, but also let them smoke cannabis too.
It Has Been Claimed That Nigella Lawson Allowed Her Children To Smoke Weed.
Elisabetta and her sister Francesca stand on trial for fraud after reportedly spending £685,000 on credit cards belonging to Lawson and her former husband, Charles Saatchi. However, the Italian sisters have alleged that they were given free reign of the cards in exchange for not telling Saatchi about his wife's cocaine use.
Nigella Lawson admits to using cocaine "on maybe six occasions" in the past but states the idea that she is a "habitual user of cocaine is absolutely ridiculous."
British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson testified in the fraud trail of her two former assistants in a London court on Wednesday (Dec 4th).
The 53 year-old admitted using cocaine and cannabis but denied been addicted to any substance.
Lawson revealed in a detailed testimony, she had taken cocaine several times in her life, the first being with her late husband John Diamond, while he was battling with cancer (via BBC).
The TV cook addresses the allegations of her drug use in the trial involving two former assistants.
Nigella Lawson has told a court that her ex-husband Charles Saatchi threatened to "destroy" her with "false" claims of drug abuse if she did not clear his name. The advertising mogul was cautioned for assault when pictures of him grasping Lawson by the neck whilst they dined in a restaurant surfaced in the press this summer.
The Grillo Sisters Allege They Were Allowed To Spend In Return For Their Silence Over Nigella's Drug Use.
Lawson has been called to give evidence at the trial of the couple's two former assistants, Italian sisters Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo who are on trial for fraud. The pair are said to have abused their positions as assistants by using the company credit cards to spend large sums of money on themselves.
After a year full of trouble, can Nigella Lawson finally crack the US market in 2014?
At the beginning of 2013, with The Taste – a competitive cooking show starring Nigella Lawson – the British “domestic goddess” was set to finally conquer the American market, more than a decade after launching her first effort in 2001. Unfortunately for her, 2013 didn’t turn out to be as successful in terms of her personal life.
The sultry hostess has had some trouble adjusting to the more wholesome demands of the American market.
This month Nigella, on the other side of a widely publicized divorce, was inadvertently accused of drug abuse. And while the allegations probably won’t shake her public profile in the UK, cultivated over decades, American audiences just aren’t as familiar with Nigella’s signature cooking and presenting style. This could prove detrimental to her shaky success on US soil.
Lawson's ex-husban says he's "bereft" that a private email went public.
Charles Saatchi, the advertising mogul and former husband of TV cook Nigella Lawson, has described himself as "utterly bereft" that an email he sent to his ex-wife saying she was "off her head on drugs" has been made public in the court case that has seen the couple's former assistants on trial for fraud.
Nigella Lawson's Personal Assistants Have Claimed They She Regularly Took Drugs.
Sisters Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo stand on trial for using credit cards on loan to them from Saatchi and Lawson to spend £685,000 on luxury goods and holidays. They have alleged that they were given such free use of the credit cards in exchange for non-disclosure of Lawson's drug habit. Saatchi claims that Lawson was "very cross" with him when he told her that he had confronted the Grillos about their alleged misuse of his company credit card and when he suggested that they pay back the money and live rent-free in Nigella's Battersea home.
Continue reading: Charles Saatchi Claims Ignorance In Nigella Lawson Drug Allegations
Charles Saatchi now says he has no idea whether Nigella Lawson was on drugs.
Charles Saatchi has told a court that he does not know whether his ex-wife Nigella Lawson was a habitual drug user and only mentioned narcotics in a leaked email to speculate that his former personal assistants might use it as a defence.
Nigella Lawson in London
Speaking at Isleworth Crowd Court - where Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo are accused of fraud - art dealer Saatchi said he was "utterly bereft" that a private email he sent to Lawson referring to her being "off her head" on drugs had been made public.
Continue reading: The Whole Nigella Lawson Drugs Thing? Yeah, About That...
It was claimed, in court, that Nigella has a decade-long problem with cocaine, cannabis and prescription pill
Nigella Lawson has a lot on her plate at the moment, if you'll excuse the pun, and as if having to endure a messy divorce and a court case against two former employees, the allegations into her supposed drug use haven't made life any easier. Facing a potentially ruinous scandal, from the mouth of her estranged husband nonetheless - art dealer Charles Saatchi - Nigella has finally been handed some support by ABC, who look to be standing by her, for now.
Her divorce from Saatchi in June this year took its toll on the cook
Nigella Lawson's alleged drug use? Oh shut up. Everyone shut up.
As Nigella Lawson and her estranged husband Charles Saatchi are embroiled in a legal battle again two former assistants - sisters Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo who are accused of fraudulently spending £300,000 on the former couple's credit cards - news of the TV chef’s alleged drug use has come to the fore.
No one asked us to pick sides, but we have. Can you guess whose?
This all begs the question: who really cares? People do the things Saatchi is apparently accusing Nigella of having done. They just do. Get over it.
Continue reading: In Defence Of Nigella Lawson. Let's All Chill Out And Eat Some Cake
Nigella Lawson moved into a new house on Monday (8th July) only a day after her husband revealed they would be divorcing in a statement made to a tabloid newspaper.
Nigella Lawson moved into a new home on Monday (8th July) following her husband Charles Saatchi's statement in The Mail On Sunday. The celebrity chef moved out of her and Saatchi's Chelsea house shortly after pictures, which appeared to show Saatchi choking her, were revealed by Sunday People.
Nigella Lawson at a Disney event in California.
The move does appear permanent as a large number of Lawson's possessions including king-size mattress and kitchen appliances were moved into her new house.
Iconic British foodie Nigella Lawson has been working on a new ABC cooking programme called 'The Taste'. Plenty of publicity has gone into the show including some enormous billboards of all the presenters, including Lawson. Although she was already going to be scaled up enormously, she was still very adamant that they were not to airbrush her at all.
"Although it was very thrilling to think of being up on a billboard in LA and around the States," she says on her website, "I was very strict and English and told them they weren't allowed to airbrush my tummy out. Wise? Hmmm. But that tum is the truth and is come by honestly, as my granny would have said."
Nigella never needs airbrushing, she has a bone structure that almost defies belief, with cheek bones that could cut diamonds and the kind of hourglass figure that every woman and man is after. Defying the falsehood and superficiality of airbrushing is quite in tune with the show's premise as 'The Taste' takes the same premise as the singing show, 'The Voice', following the idea that like talent, taste should also be judged blind. It is, literally, all about the taste and cannot be judged on who cooked or what it looks like. Likewise, Lawson feels she can only be seen for who she really is, not a photoshopped version. She is joined by chefs Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre, and restaurateur Brian Malarkey as the judges of four teams of mixed professional and amateur cooks to impress them all with eliminations each week.
Nigella Lawson Thursday 21st April 2011 leaving her hotel at Bondi Beach Sydney, Australia
Nigella Lawson Sunday 27th March 2011 having lunch at Scott's Restaurant London, England
Nigella Lawson Tuesday 16th March 2010 The Jewish Museum in Camden Town - press launch. London, England
Date of birth
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