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PostPosted: Wed 17 Nov, 2004 4:37 pm    Post subject: Nigella Lawson Reply with quote

Anyone who has ever looked at any food TV chanel has seen the tightly scripted and very carefully shot and lit version of the food/earth godess that is Nigella. Yesterday I saw an episode of a local show (Christine Cushing Live) where she appeared as a guest. Mon dieu , what difference when she no longer has her "support"; she is still a competent cook, but all the gloss dissapears; she is a nervous, big, ordinary person. Personally, I never do guest apearances without my personal camera person!!!


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Nov, 2004 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst I can appreciate that Nigella is a competent cook, I find the pouting, hair-tossing and finger sucking very distracting. One one my favourite episodes of her show was when she had freinds staying over and in the last sequence in the show she appeared without makeup and very clearly hungover. I think I could be friends with Nigella.


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Nov, 2004 11:35 am    Post subject: Re: Nigella Lawson Reply with quote

MEF wrote:
what difference when she no longer has her "support"; she is still a competent cook, but all the gloss dissapears; she is a nervous, big, ordinary person.


Maybe she appeared to be nervous because she was worried that she was going to hit Christine Cushing. (Could boo! Christine Cushing boo! possibly be more annoying?) The last time I saw Cushing with a guest, it was Jamie Oliver (when he was still the "naked chef"). She actually had the audacity to make him act as her sou-chef!

I'm very fond of Nigella Lawson simply because of her recipe for Tagliatelle with Chicken from the Venetian Ghetto. It is one of my favourite things (and I don't usually like golden raisins). I also really liked the end of a lowfat cooking show when she went into the fridge, poked past all the lowfat things and pulled out a mars bar.

The thing I don't like about Nigella is that she has a stainless steel scale that doesn't appear to be available in any of the kitchen supply stores I've looked in. Not one of the bowls have pouring spouts. One employee told me that nobody wants that. (So what am I? Chopped liver??)


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Nov, 2004 8:54 am    Post subject: Christine Reply with quote

I too saw the Jamie Oliver appearance; I thought they both were a bit flakey.
That was quite a while ago (a year, maybe); I think she is much better now.
She did fine with a very goofy Bob Blumer and the Nigella show was OK too.
Perhaps I exaggerated my observations about Nigella. It's just that her own show is so heavily produced whereas her guest appearance had much more "cold light of day" ness about it.


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PostPosted: Sun 08 May, 2005 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am late to this discussion. But I have to add I like Nigella's program Unfortunately it does not appear to be in prime time anymore here on the Pacific Ocean.
Alas.


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PostPosted: Sun 08 May, 2005 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guy wrote:
I am late to this discussion. But I have to add I like Nigella's program Unfortunately it does not appear to be in prime time anymore here on the Pacific Ocean.
Alas.


All of Food Network Canada, I guess. I haven't seen Nigella's show for a while; I enjoy her show, too. stomp

Food Network Canada seems to be filling up prime time with "reality shows" boo! like "Opening Soon" and the new one about renovating/updating existing restaurants boo! boo!


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