Nigella Lawson Won’t Use A Knife And Fork With Her TV Dinners

Nigella Lawson

by Rebecca Cope |
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Nigella Lawson has revealed that she indulges in TV dinners just as often as the rest of us, but that her one rule is that it has to be food that can be eaten out of a bowl, with a spoon.

'I have absolutely nothing against a sofa supper, but I can't do food that needs a knife and fork,' she told the Radio Times. 'If it can be eaten out of a bowl, I'm very happy to eat while I watch. But I'm more likely to eat first, at the table, and then watch.'

Her go-to sofa suppers? Noodles and homemade soups, in front of The Good Wife and its spin-off series The Good Fight.

Nigella returns to TV screens for the first time in two years on Monday, with her new cooking show Nigella: At My Table. The series is based on an accompanying recipe book, and will see the brunette national treasure whipping up her signature easy, wholesome (and sometimes indulgent) recipes.

Hopefully there won't be any avocado on toast this time round, following the controversy when she showed viewers how to make the relatively straightforward dish on her last show, Simply Nigella, in 2015. Despite the uproar, she was credited with a 30 per cent soar in the sales of the creamy green fruit at the time. (Nigella recently prophesied that pandan leaves were the next avocado, anyway).

Fellow TV chef Mary Berry also revealed earlier this year that she has 'given up the dining room', which her and her husband use only for Christmas and special occasions now, preferring to use the kitchen table instead.

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