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Nigellissima - is anyone watching. Nige is making chips!

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GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 24-Sep-12 20:40:02

She is looking marvellous. Why doesn't my skin look like that and I am a lot younger.

ANYWAY steak and chips (tagliata and tuscan fries).

I like the book and the TV show is looking good so far.

Jux Mon 24-Sep-12 20:43:04

I used to like her, but I'm finding her a bit, I don't kow, irritating?

Jux Mon 24-Sep-12 20:47:04

Pretentious? Precious? Slightly arch? Not sure exactly what it is.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 24-Sep-12 20:48:22

Oh I like her <defiant>

She is very much changed from year ago - I am watching Nigella Bites as well at the mo, and she is completely different.

Mind you I was different 11 years ago as well.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Mon 24-Sep-12 20:49:01

Yes, arch is the perfect word actually.

You are right, but I think she is very engaging.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Mon 24-Sep-12 20:50:53

I love her. Probably a little too much.

I like that she is camp <also defiant>

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Mon 24-Sep-12 20:52:18

I am also envy that she has lost weight but kept her heaving bosum.

greenandcabbagelooking Mon 24-Sep-12 20:52:39

I made thse chips the other day. They were LOVELY. Mmmmmm, I want chips now.

PurpleGeekyGirl Mon 24-Sep-12 20:52:42

that cheesecake, OMG that cheesecake... I am gaining weight through osmosis from the TV screen sulk

FlibberdeGibbet Mon 24-Sep-12 20:54:34

Well, I'm sorry Mrs Bolt, but she's getting on my tits now. I used to be a big fan, but I think she's turned into a self-parody, and I am just CROSS how her teenage children and various random friends with photogenic toddlers are roped in to partake of a totally staged picnic.

And that "mizza" looks FOUL!

(She does have delightful skin, I'll give you that)

scurryfunge Mon 24-Sep-12 20:54:44

She is beautiful. Don't agree that the chips are ok in cold oil though. I will forgive her though.

lapsedorienteerer Mon 24-Sep-12 20:55:38

For me it's a 'love/hate' thing. I must say she looks great, having said that I've never cooked one of her recipes even though I have one of her books (Delia all the way for megrin).

lapsedorienteerer Mon 24-Sep-12 20:57:42

OK, I've have now decided she is seriously annoying!

AllPastYears Mon 24-Sep-12 21:24:53

Oh she's always been annoying! Simpering at the camera and cooking in low lighting in dressing gowns. Good lighting and an apron, I say!

hugoagogo Mon 24-Sep-12 21:30:36

dh was drooling over that stupid mizza thing. hmm

We were in agreement that the tinned tomatoes with an egg in it sounded foul.

She has totally lost it sad I used to really like her

charlieandlola Mon 24-Sep-12 22:17:23

I used to like her years ago when she just started cooking her grief away. She seemed honest then
. Now she is Mrs Charles Saatchi , demolishing half a street and rowing with neighbours , she just feels like an over indulged patsy. Poor John Diamond must be rotating.

IHeartKingThistle Mon 24-Sep-12 22:24:29

I still love her!

Her voice has changed though - sore throat or smoking??

Nigella si è veramente bello.
Vi prego per favore per favore vieni a cena da me
Chiederò DW di lasciarci per una cena romantica italiana per due.
Non sarà nemmeno bisogno di fare il bucato!
La mattina vi porterà lontano nel mio Jaaag, mentre guido passato tutte le mamme della scuola di gate.
Nigellissima sarà il mio nuovo libro porno gastro di scelta.
Spero che abbia un sacco di foto loevly di voi nei vostri abiti stile italiano.
Basta lasciare la DH, è un bastardo e non ti apprezza come faccio io. grin

The tomato and egg thing is fab - do something similar where you spice the tomato bit up a bit - good for when veggies invite -themselves-- drop in unexpectedly.

I thought it was pretty fab - really cool parts of Italy and Nigella looking just fab - will be seeing her closer up in a few weeks time!!

PurpleGeekyGirl Tue 25-Sep-12 09:47:52

I agree re tomatoes and eggs, I adore Shakshuka which is similar.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Tue 25-Sep-12 10:51:13

I really like the idea of tomatoes and eggs - I really like huevos rancheros which is rather similar. I would just throw double the amount of spice in that Nige uses.

I really like the book, stick with the TV show everyone as there are some lovely recipes in it.

I don't think that steak and chips cooked in cold oil and the eggs and tomato dish were the best dishes to start with, tbh.

nancerama Tue 25-Sep-12 10:55:37

I liked the idea of making a single steak serve two people, then noted that her definition of a steak is the cross section of a cow. It was enormous.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Tue 25-Sep-12 10:57:50


Yes that steak was rather large. I like the idea of cooking and marinading afterwards, and then the tomatoes in the steak gubbins as well.

Jusfloatingby Tue 25-Sep-12 12:43:36

I only caught the second half of this programme, but there didn't seem to be a whole lot of real cooking going on. Just slinging tins of this into cans of that. I always suspect -probably unfairly- that in real life her food is probably a bit hit and miss.

I really hate the cheesy scenes of her and her 'friends'. And I cannot stand the ones with her children. For some reason I always feel like giving them a slap (and yes, I'm not proud of that).

Jux Tue 25-Sep-12 15:33:16

Tomatoes and eggs - traditional English fried breakfast aren't they? Squash fried toms into toast, and then pour the runny yolk in - same sort of thing, really. With English breakfast you can have a few other things as well, but it's to trad Eng brekkie without egg and tomato.

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