Nigella Lawson

About Nigella Lawson

Culinary talent, good looks, and an easy-going approach to cooking have earned Nigella Lawson a huge global following.

With several television series, a host of best-selling books, and her own range of kitchen equipment, Nigella has carved out a successful career as a TV chef and writer.

After studying Medieval and Modern Languages at Oxford University, Nigella became Deputy Literary Editor at the Sunday Times before going on to pursue a freelance career with leading magazines and newspapers.

Nigella has always had a passion for food but it also became her bread and butter when she began writing restaurant reviews in The Spectator. Other assignments have included a stint as food columnist in Vogue, and writing for Gourmet magazine in America.

Her first book, How to Eat: The pleasures and principles of good food was published to critical acclaim in 1998. It established Nigella's relaxed attitude to food and eating and won her a wide and dedicated audience. She has continued to publish regularly and to date, her books have sold in excess of 2 million copies across the world.

In 2000, Nigella lit up the small screen with her first series Nigella Bites, this was followed by a second series and a Christmas Special. In 2002 came Forever Summer, another sumptuous celebration of fantastic ingredients, no-holds barred cooking and Nigella's signature easy family food. In 2004 she published Feast which celebrates "food that celebrates life". In 2007, she published Nigella Express where she shows how to make comforting meals in minutes.