Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson


1/6/1960, London, England

Birth Name

Nigella Lucy Lawson


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Born in 1960, Nigella is the daughter of former Tory cabinet minister Nigel Lawson, now Lord Lawson, and the sister of Dominic Lawson, editor of London's Sunday Telegraph newspaper. She has one surviving sister, Horatia Lawson, while her older sister, Thomasina, died in 1993.

Nigella took a degree…more


Trivia and Quotes

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    • Nigella: The modern world is personal; people want to know intimate things.

    • Nigella: I see paparazzi shots of me with no make-up, wearing trainers, not holding in my tummy, and I hate it, but it would be unbearable to worry about it all the time.

    • Nigella: I know the crew so well, so I forget I'm being filmed. It's like cooking with a friend in the kitchen - you're talking, as you do, and maybe you're telling her about this wonderful way to prepare lamb chops - it's more natural, more honest.

    • Nigella: I have to remind myself that I'm not going to be sent away with no food ever again if I don't finish everything on my plate.

    • Nigella: I always wanted to be called Caroline. Carolines were always very nice in books.

    • Nigella: Emotion is messy, contradictory... and true.

    • Nigella: Cooking is actually quite aggressive and controlling and sometimes, yes, there is an element of force-feeding going on.

    • (About her kitchenware collection)
      Nigella:These are objects I wanted passionately for my own kitchen - that's where the collection came from. I've really enjoyed having the chance to design my own collection, working through the ideas with Sebastian and seeing them come to life.

    • Nigella: Diets are like boyfriends - it never works to go back to them.

    • Nigella: I am not a chef. I am not even a trained or professional cook. My qualification is as an eater.