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.

Nigella Lawson
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.

Over Thanksgiving, Nigella thanked fans for their support with a few treasured recipes.