Considering the amount of time I spend fishing crumbs off my chest, it’s probably no surprise that I’m a big fan of Nigella Lawson. Although I must say, the impact of me plucking pasta from betwixt my A-cups is somewhat anti-climactic after the last season of her TV show where she spent SO much time in dressing gowns, in bed or in pretty, busty party frocks while she hosted ‘supper’ parties.
What I love most about her, is that she is so hugely successful that she could easily turn to the director and say, ‘you know what, I don’t think I want to do the sausage in the open mouth shot’, and yet she doesn’t. With good humour she plays it up and laps it up – she MUST enjoy it, or she wouldn’t do it. I don’t care what her motivation is, I think she is fantastic TV entertainment. And bless the person who put together the nigella talks dirty video – it made me SNORT with laughter (although it does increase my phobia of ever being on TV).
Anyway, in the spirit of all things delectable, I’ve spent a bit of time contemplating what I’d pop on to cook should Nigella be on her way over for tea. My food is generally less stodgy than hers, which does tend to be a bit fresh veg-challenged from time to time. But mentally scanning through all of the TV food celebrities, she would have to be the only one that I would happily serve without intimidation – I think her best quality is how down-to-earth and practical her food is. Kudos to her and her lusty ways.
For the starter, I’m thinking the unctuous, silky goodess of this soup would appeal to her, don’t you?
Then I’d give her a food cuddle with these mini-chicken pies…
And of course I’d have to finish off with chocolate…
Do you think she’d like it? What would you cook for her?