11-16-2007 01:09 PM
Back in the day I used to wake up early on Saturdays to watch Nigella Bites.
Mostly I watched to watch her.
Much ink has already been spilled about her pleasing physical attributes, so I will dispense with that.
However, there was something magical about her kitchen. And her way in that gorgeous, light-filled kitchen. And that cluttered pantry. And that chaotic office. For one, I appreciated her casual manner. The only time she ever minded with measuring was when she baked (and when she did, she weighed her ingredients). Otherwise, she had enough trust to just plooge the yogurt into the tagine. She was such a natural in that kitchen.
There were many things about that show that just made it so pleasurable to watch. Even the shots of her surreptitiously scraping the pot de crème cup by the light of her refrigerator while in her pajamas or licking her fingers clean of some lucky and unwitting frosting felt naughty, yet unrehearsed.
Then came Nigella Feasts. This follow up to Bites, bit. Everything was loaded. Every eyeball into the camera, every bite of food, every turn of the head seemed to implore "The producers are making me be "Nigella" but I really just want to cook. Save me." To add to the sins, this show looked to be shot with videotape rather than film. Not a good show for this superfan.
The Food Network is airing her third series to coincide with Nigella Express. I hope, in this show, they allow her to just cook.
All that to ask: Is anyone else a fan?
11-23-2007 09:07 AM
12-06-2007 08:21 AM
First of all she is gorgeous.
Second, there’s something about her that makes me
Imagine a great morning, a lovely breakfast—okay enough of my imagination
I love the way that her show is unique, she doesn’t use a lot of measurement on her cooking,
She uses her fingers to taste the food, which for me makes it look more delicious,you can see her face, her expression, and her naturalness.. it makes you think that it IS homecooked food she’s making. I love the set, really breeze and bright.. ahhh… I miss Saturday mornings with my granma..
03-20-2008 09:13 PM
03-21-2008 02:14 PM
I knew Nigella and I would be great friends when I learned that we share a favorite comfort food...a four minute organic egg with buttered toast soldiers. YUUUUMMM! I recently read her latest cookbook and look forward to making several simple dishes.
I remember that show. Runny egg yolks and buttered toast!
Incredible how she managed to turn something so simple into a revelation.
Which of her dishes will you try your hand at?
03-21-2008 06:52 PM