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The Domestic Goddess and her cooking
on August 27, 2002
Nigela Lawson is a phenomena. She is a gorgous forty year old woman who is, perhaps intelligent is a bit strong, but she radiates self confidence and personality. She lives in a beautiful London home with a great garden. Each episonde of her television program shows her home and it shows her having bright young things round to an evening meal.
The only problem is the food she produces. The recipes consist of very simple food preparation with some flavour additions. Thus one of her recipes consists of fried chicken with a sauce made of cold yogurt mixed with coriander. Pleasant enough but not the apex of cooking in our time.
In fact her recipes are all similiar. They sort of taste okay but the real substance to the Nigela phenomena is not the food, its Nigela the goddess and her rather attractive home. Not that any of this is bad. It is good that a slightly more substantial woman than Twiggy can make it to the top. It is an excellent role model. But what it is about is image and presnetation over the recipes.