Thin isn’t always in

I just got a glimpse of Nigella Lawson on Discovery Travel & Living. Like I mentioned in my earlier post on Julie & Julia, watching people cook isn’t really my thing. But for Nigella, I am willing to make an exception. In the interest of not getting kicked in the shins by my wife, who is sitting nearby, I shall not rhapsodize.

Anyway, the reason I write is because the woman looks distinctly thinner this time around. I’m sure this is healthy for her. I might even bring myself to be happy for her.

But the truth is, the basis of her appeal is the fact that she makes stuff that would send dieticians shrieking in horror, eats it all up (sometimes even wakes up in the middle of the night to do it), and — here’s the important part — looks all the better for it.

At least that’s part of her appeal. The other part… well, I promised I wouldn’t rhapsodize.

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8 thoughts on “Thin isn’t always in

  1. I also enjoy Nigella. She’s on of the few TV chefs who actually uses pre-made stuff instead of making everything from scratch. While I’m sure buying tomatoes and chopping them makes for better chopped tomatoes than the canned stuff, I don’t have the time for that sort of thing! It’s nice to see a professional agree to use of such products.

  2. he he he … u r d man Ramsu! … obviously she is d best when she pours all d cream and al d chocolate sauce and keep them pouring in & in & in πŸ˜€ .. absolute foodie with no strings attached … when watchin her cook .. all comes down to pure entertainment

  3. veracious>> I agree. You get the sense that you could also make these dishes. She’s pretty cool that way.

    Saurabh>> She doesn’t hold back on any of the good stuff, does she? πŸ˜€

  4. Nuts 'n' bolts says:

    Well, did you check out her “Lentils and Chestnut” Christmas soup? (It’s on YT.)

    But then the intense focus on the finer details of yummy yummy soup-making (as opposed to…) may not provide for as much “enjoyment” for card-carrying chest nuts! πŸ˜€

    • I haven’t understood why people (women especially) seem to believe that looking rake-thin in good. It’s unhealthy in its own way.

      As for Nigella, she does make the food look good, even if a lot of it doesn’t apply to me (I’m vegetarian). Plus, she doesn’t seem obsessed with it looking clean and perfect — globs of good stuff on top of other good stuff is perfectly fine with her πŸ™‚

      ~ramsu

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