Nigella Lawson

I came across this article about Nigella Lawson tonight on the Sydney Morning Herald’s site, and it prompted the following musings.

I have to admit that my first interest in watching Nigella’s show was exactly that she wasn’t thin. I was happy to see a woman who was outside of the media’s idea of beautiful. And she is truly beautiful.

But after watching Nigella, what I love, and what keeps me watching, is how she is so unashamedly herself. She isn’t scared to share her love of eating crispy pigs ears or to enjoy food that is seen by some as ‘uncool’.

She inspires me to be me, to enjoy the things I like unashamedly, to enjoy being a curvy girl who has a big bum and big boobs. You can be and do all that, and still be liked.

I think one of her messages is to just enjoy food, enjoy cooking, enjoy your life and your family and friends. There is no right or wrong, no perfect ideal. It is all perfect, as are all of us! Exotic food, cheap food, homemade food, big bums, small bums – everything is good! :)

3 thoughts on “Nigella Lawson

  1. I -adore- Nigella. She’s gorgeous and brilliant and I’d say that I want to be her when I grow up, but hey, I’d be content to be her now!

    It sometimes irks me when people write her off as “that sexy cook”, because there’s so much more to her than that. I love the fact that she cooks food that I could actually see myself cooking, I love her writing, and I love her enthusiasm.

  2. Anna – She is fabulous! I’m looking forward to her new show starting on tv. And I totally agree – I’d love to be her, too!

    I’ve read her books just like fiction, her writing is so wonderful and descriptive. Out of all the chefs/tv cooks whose books I own, Nigella is the one I use again and again.

    Hayley – Thank you! Good luck on your mission, I’ve just visited your weblog. :)

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