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To think Nigella is slightly mad?

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TragicallyHip Sun 12-Dec-10 00:39:50

Why use corn chips as croutons when you can just buy croutons confused

BerylStreep Sun 12-Dec-10 00:46:59

I [heart] Nigella. MN towers - can we have her on a web chat?

What's all this about croutons then?

walkinginaWUKTERwonderland Sun 12-Dec-10 00:47:08

Why waste all that time twirling your hair for the camera when you could just stir the damn sauce at be done with it?

oliviacrumble Sun 12-Dec-10 00:49:53

Indeed. you could well ask 'Why use tiny cubes of roast potatoes as croutons in a caeser salad?'

But that didn't stop her suggesting it 10 yrs ago, in 'How to Eat'.

<still love that book though>

MrManager Sun 12-Dec-10 00:51:18

WWW but then she looks sensual...

Suncottage Sun 12-Dec-10 01:41:40

I have met her several times when she was engaged to her first husband John Diamond and they were very touchingly in love.

He was also a great guy and very obviously adored her.

A truly lovely person and very genuine.

In an odd coincidence though I lived opposite her current husband's house in London in the early 90's.


I want her fridge though. envy

lady007pink Sun 12-Dec-10 14:37:14

She's around the same age as Gillian McKeith.
No mung beans for Nigella, but she looks 20 years younger than poor Gillian!

HowToLookGoodGlaikit Sun 12-Dec-10 14:39:39

I have gammon bubbling away in cherry coke, thanks to Nigella!

TragicallyHip Sun 12-Dec-10 14:50:20

Don't get me wrong she seems like a lovely person and has great cooking ideas. The gammon in coke is really yum but that wasn't originally her recipe. Roast potato croutons sound good too!

What I meant was she was using corn chips as quick croutons when it is just as quick to use a packet of croutons..

TragicallyHip Sun 12-Dec-10 14:51:08

Yes it's madness to think she is the same age as Gillian!

Oblomov Sun 12-Dec-10 14:51:52

She is ... eccentric. thats for sure. they way she talks , even about normal things is all o.t.t.
she does seem to be on a different planet, in a funny kind of way.

happychappy Sun 12-Dec-10 14:53:17

Sometimes another planet is the only way to survive.

TragicallyHip Sun 12-Dec-10 14:54:04

Yes she is eccentric, which is the main reason I watch her show...she cracks me up!

geraldinetheluckygoat Sun 12-Dec-10 14:54:35

blimey the gillian/nigella comparison is a shocker isn't it?

I like Nigella too, though dh and I do like to watch her show just to mock...I think she probably is a nice person in rl. though thats a total guess on my part, she could be a total twat for all I know grin

TragicallyHip Sun 12-Dec-10 14:58:32

I love the way she describes the food. Like thinking a bunch of garlic would make a great bridal bouquet grin

MrsColumbo Sun 12-Dec-10 15:02:45

She is clearly very intelligent and not afraid to do her own thing. Yes, she does say some bizarre things - still sniggering about the 'hauntingly briny' olives from Nigella Express, as well as the inner thigh wobble of a cheesecake - but one of the reasons I do enjoy her books is the purple prose, just as much as the recipes themselves. God bless her and all who sail in that wonderful pantry of hers!

Francagoestohollywood Sun 12-Dec-10 15:08:56

She is eccentric, but I love eccentric people!

SpringHeeledJack Sun 12-Dec-10 15:17:55

she makes cooking look like a fun and vaguely intellectual pastime- instead of the domestic drudgery I know it to be in my heart

she's fabby

geraldinetheluckygoat Sun 12-Dec-10 15:39:59

I love how she shakes her head at some private amusing thought every time she goes to get something out the fridge. grin

BerylStreep Sun 12-Dec-10 22:15:16

In fairness to Gillian McKeith, I doubt she has seen much botox action.

FunnysInTheGarden Sun 12-Dec-10 22:18:49

Nigella sounds like she's just come everytime she puts a finger full of something delicious in her gob. An absolute soft porn hoot is her Sat am show

MollieO Sun 12-Dec-10 22:20:17

Beryl I was just thinking the same. Most of Nigella's face looks unable to move.

Pinner35 Sun 12-Dec-10 22:21:06

I heart Nigella too. A bit of a tenuous link, but several a few years ago, the daughters of my then boss went to school with Nigella's children. Apparently, she is a lovely lovely person but no-one had a good work to say about Mr Saatchi.

panettoinydog Sun 12-Dec-10 22:25:28


poshsinglemum Sun 12-Dec-10 23:05:08

She has such an amazing way with words. I want to be her friend and share lots of yummy suppers with her. I also want to raid her pantry.

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