Nigella Lawson, food enthusiast, television personality and journalist, is the author of 10 best-selling books including Nigella Kitchen, Nigella Fresh, Nigella Christmas, Nigella Bites, Feast, How to Be a Domestic Goddess and How to Eat, which have sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. Her latest cookbook, Nigellissima, celebrates simple Italian-style cooking, with fresh recipes that elevate weeknight meals into no-fuss feasts.
Her books, groundbreaking iPhone apps and television shows on Food Network, E! Entertainment Television, and Style have made her a household name globally. She hosts an innovative new culinary competition series, The Taste, with Anthony Bourdain, Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey that premiered January 22, 2013, on the ABC Television Network. She lives in London with her family.
Q: What's your cooking style?
A: To put it politely, my cooking style is informal; less kindly, it might often be called messy. I would characterize it as spontaneous. I think if a chef saw me at work he or she would wince in agony. I have no knife skills, little dexterity and no technique. But I am passionate about food and would prefer it to taste good than to look impressive!