Nigella Lawson
Name: Nigella Lawson
Hobbies/Interests: art, food & drink, literature
Endorsements: Living Kitchen Collection - Kitchenware
Charities: Centrepoint; Leukaemia Research Fund; NSPCC; The Lavender Trust; The Salvation Army

Since publishing her first cookery book, How to Eat, in 1998, Nigella has been teaching us about the pleasures of the table. The success of her first book led to the acclaimed Channel 4 series Nigella Bites and placed her among Britain’s most admired celebrity chefs.

Having studied medieval and modern languages at Oxford, Nigella embarked on a career in publishing. She went on to become deputy literary editor of The Sunday Times and then pursued a successful freelance career, writing for a range of magazines and newspapers, including the culinary magazines Gourmet and Bon App?©tit in the US, delicious in Australia and a food column for Vogue.

Following the success of her first book and television series, Nigella’s second book, How to be a Domestic Goddess, was published in 2000 to much acclaim. Meanwhile, Nigella Bites enjoyed a second series on Channel 4 and was accompanied by another top-selling book of the same name.

Already an international star, in 2006 Nigella collaborated with the Food Network in the US and launched the television series Nigella Feasts. Her 2006 BBC Christmas special showed her at her inspiring best. Her latest series, Nigella Express, which was also accompanied by a book of the same name, aired on BBC Two in autumn 2007.

Nigella was voted author of the year at the 2001 British Book Awards. Her other books include Feast (2004), Forever Summer (2005) and Nigella Christmas (2008).