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Nigella Lucy Lawson

Nigela at a book signing
Born: January 6, 1960
Occupation: Journalist and Broadcaster
Spouse: Charles Saatchi
Children: 2
Website: www.nigella.com

Nigella Lucy Lawson (born January 6, 1960) is an English journalist, cookery writer and television presenter. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x1280, 143 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nigella Lawson Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 359 days (360 in leap years) remaining. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Note: broadcasting is also the old term for hand sowing. ... Charles Saatchi Charles Saatchi (born June 9, 1943), is the founder of the global advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi, which was the worlds biggest before he and his brother Maurice were forced to leave, and formed M&C Saatchi. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 359 days (360 in leap years) remaining. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... A list of some prominent writers on food, cooking, dining, and cultural history related to food. ...

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Background

Nigella Lawson is the daughter of former Conservative cabinet minister Nigel Lawson (now Lord Lawson) and the late Vanessa Salmon, socialite and heir to the Lyons Corner House empire, who died of liver cancer in 1985. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby, PC (born March 11, 1932), was a British politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer between June 1983 and October 1989. ... J. Lyons and Co. ... Hepatic tumors are tumors or growths on or in the liver (medical terms pertaining to the liver often start in hepato- or hepatic from the Greek word for liver, hepar). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Nigella's siblings include her late sister Thomasina, who died of breast cancer in 1993 during her early thirties, and her brother Dominic, former editor of The Sunday Telegraph and (like his father before him) The Spectator. Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Dominic Ralph Campden Lawson (born December 17, 1956) is a British journalist. ... This article deals with The Daily Telegraph in Britain, see The Daily Telegraph (Australia) for the Australian publication The Daily Telegraph is a British broadsheet newspaper founded in 1855. ... This article is about the British weekly magazine: there are articles on several other magazines called The Spectator such as Addison and Steeles influential literary magazine, The Spectator (1711), and the others can be found at The Spectator (disambiguation). ...


Lawson attended Godolphin and Latymer School and Westminster School before graduating from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, with a degree in Medieval and Modern Languages. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Royal College of St. ... College name Lady Margaret Hall Named after Lady Margaret Beaufort Established 1878 Sister College Newnham College Principal Dr Frances Lannon JCR President Joe Collenette Undergraduates 424 MCR or GCR President {{{MCR President}}} Graduates 148 Homepage Lady Margaret Hall is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... A modern language is any human language that is used by societies in the world today. ...


Personal life

Lawson married a journalist named John Diamond, whom she met in 1986 when they were both writing for The Sunday Times. They had two children, Cosima and Bruno. Diamond died of throat cancer in 2001. Lawson married art-collector Charles Saatchi in September 2003, and came under some criticism when it was suggested she had started her affair with him before the death of Diamond. [1] (In her newspaper articles she consistently showed a liberal attitude to sexual morality, even seeming to come close to admitting to bisexuality.)[2] John Diamond (10 May 1953 - 2 March 2001) was a British Jewish broadcaster and journalist. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ... Throat cancer is a common way of referring to some head and neck cancers, usually squamous cell carcinomas. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles Saatchi Charles Saatchi (born June 9, 1943), is the founder of the global advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi, which was the worlds biggest before he and his brother Maurice were forced to leave, and formed M&C Saatchi. ... Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


She took part in the third series of the BBC family-history documentary series Who Do You Think You Are?, in an edition first broadcast on 11 October 2006. She traced her mother's side of the family, the Salmon (originally Solomon) family (owners of J. Lyons and Co.) to Ashkenazi Jewish ancestors in the Netherlands and the Rhineland of Germany. One of these ancestors, Coenraad Sammes aka Joseph, had fled to England to escape a prison sentence following a conviction for theft. Nigella was disappointed not to have Sephardi ancestry in her family. The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is one of the largest broadcasting corporations in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of more than £4 billion. ... Who Do You Think You Are? was a ten part television series shown on the UKs BBC2, in 2004, in which various celebrities go on a journey, in order to try and trace their family tree. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Joseph Lyons and Co. ... Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews or Ashkenazim (אַשְׁכֲּנָזִי אַשְׁכֲּנָזִים Standard Hebrew, AÅ¡kanazi,AÅ¡kanazim, Tiberian Hebrew, ʾAÅ¡kănāzî, ʾAÅ¡kănāzîm, pronounced sing. ... The Rhineland (Rheinland in German) is the general name for the land on both sides of the river Rhine in the west of Germany. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Sephardim (ספרדי, Standard Hebrew SÉ™fardi, Tiberian Hebrew ardî; plural Sephardim: ספרדים, Standard Hebrew Sfaradim, Tiberian Hebrew ) are a subgroup of Jews, generally defined in contrast to Ashkenazim and/or . ...


Career

Lawson wrote a restaurant column for the Spectator before becoming deputy literary editor of the Sunday Times in 1986. The Spectator is a British conservative political magazine, established 1828, published weekly. ... The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


She became, among other things, a newspaper-reviewer on BBC1 Sunday-morning TV programme Breakfast with Frost. BBC One (or BBC1 as it was formerly styled) is the oldest United Kingdom, and indeed, the world. ... Breakfast with Frost was a talk show hosted by Sir David Frost on the BBC on Sunday mornings. ...


She has also co-hosted, with David Aaronovitch, Channel 4 books discussion programme Booked in the late 1990s, and was an occasional compere of BBC2's press review What the Papers Say, as well as appearing on BBC radio. David Aaronovitch (born July 8, 1954) is a British journalist, broadcaster, and author. ... It has been suggested that Channel Four Television Corporation be merged into this article or section. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ...


Following slots as a culinary sidekick on Nigel Slater's Real Food Show on Channel 4, she has fronted three eponymous TV cookery series broadcast in the UK on the channel. She has had two series of Nigella Bites in 1999-2001, plus a 2001 Christmas special, and Forever Summer with Nigella in 2002, both of which yielded accompanying recipe books. She hosted a daytime TV programme on ITV1 in 2005 titled Nigella, in which celebrity guests joined her in a studio kitchen. The show was not well received by critics and ended after a short run. Besides her own cookbooks, Nigella is featured in Off Duty: The World's Greatest Chefs Cook at Home (2005). A third series called Nigella Feasts, based on her book Feast, debuted on the USA's Food Network in Fall 2006. Nigel Slater (born in Wolverhampton, England, in the late 1950s, according to his publisher)[1] is an award-winning British food writer and journalist. ... It has been suggested that Channel Four Television Corporation be merged into this article or section. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... ITV1 is the name, in England, Wales and the Scottish borders, for a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel, broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Food Network is an American cable network that airs many specials and recurring (episodic) shows about food. ...


Her first biography, Nigella Lawson by Gilly Smith, was published by Andre Deutsch in September 2005, but was remaindered within weeks of release. However, a paperback edition, subtitled "A Very British Dish", was due to be published in the summer of 2006.


More recently in late 2006, Nigella did a show on BBC Two called Nigella's Christmas Kitchen. Two of the episodes secured the second highest ratings for BBC Two, with the third episode becoming the top show on the week that it was aired.[3] This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Trivia

  • Her style of presentation is often gently mocked by comedians and commentators, particularly in a regularly-occurring impersonation of her in the BBC television comedy series Dead Ringers, who perceive that she plays overtly upon her attractiveness and sexuality as a device to engage viewers of her cookery programmes, despite Lawson's repeated denials that she does so.
  • She has also been featured on BBC One TV impersonation-sketch show Big Impression, where Ronni Ancona has done impressions of her, which mock and embellish the fact that she uses slightly exotic foods. For example, in one sketch, a recipe requires Phoenix eggs. In her act, Ancona also lampooned Nigella's tendency to present her recipes with over-description.
  • According to UKTV Food Lawson has a personal fortune in excess of £1.7 million. She was voted author of the year at the 2001 British Book Awards. More than 2 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide. She also has a profitable line of kitchenware, called the "Living Kitchen" range[4], available at numerous retailers [5].

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Bibliography

  • How to Eat: Pleasures and Principles of Good Food, Chatto and Windus, (1999) or John Wiley & Sons, (ISBN 0-471-25750-8, 2002)
  • How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking, Chatto and Windus, (ISBN 0-7011-6888-9, 2000)
  • Nigella Bites, Chatto and Windus, (ISBN 0-7011-7287-8, 2001)
  • Forever Summer with Nigella, Chatto and Windus, (ISBN 0-7011-7381-5, 2002)
  • Forever Summer, Hyperion, (ISBN 1-4013-0016-2, 2003)
  • Feast: Food to Celebrate Life, Chatto and Windus, (ISBN 0-7011-7521-4, 2004) or Hyperion (ISBN 1-4013-0136-3, 2004)

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External links

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