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Nigella Lawson – The Taste of Success.


British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson is returning to British television screens in January In ‘The Taste’. The show aired in its original format in the US on ABC in January 2013. As in previews shows, Nigella will be seen tasting and enjoying great food. She says, “At my age, being thin is not a good look. Eating is my anti-aging remedy”.

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Nigella glamorous in curve-hugging purple for the show ‘The Taste’ in the US. (photo – AP)

Her first book established her as woman with a passion for life and food.

Her first book introduced her as a woman with a passion for life and food and helped start a cupcake revolution.

'Nigella Bites' accompanied the. Channel 4 series that established her as a sensual cook adored by men and women globally.

‘Nigella Bites’ accompanied the channel four series that established her as a sensual cook adored by men and women globally.

The reality style show is described as a mix between a talent show and a cooking competition. Each of the experts coach a mixed team of amateur and professional cooks and at the end of each episode the judges sample the dishes blind without knowing who cooked it or even what the dish is.

The US version of 'The Taste' Ludo Lefebvre, Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Marcus Samuelsson. (photo - abc)

The US version of ‘The Taste’ with Ludo Lefebvre, Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Marcus Samuelsson. (photo – ABC)

‘The Taste’ airs on Channel 4 in the UK, on Tuesday 7 January at 9 pm.

Nigella as mentor and judge on  '. The Taste'. (photo - XPUSJP)

Nigella as mentor and judge on ‘The Taste’. (photo – XPUSJP)

Nigella doing the taste test in a scene from the new show.

Nigella doing the taste test in a scene from the new show.

Up close and personal with the Naked Chef.


I recently received a spontaneous invite to join Jamie Oliver and his mate Jimmy Doherty for a pukka tea on Richmond Green.

Jamie had just launched his Italian Trattoria, the latest format in his chain of restaurants as well as his new book, Save With Jamie. He was filming for an upcoming TV show and had laid on a great spread for Richmond patrons.

They were both as chirpy and full of banter as they come across on the small screen. Had a quick chat with Jamie after the shoot and swopped foodie tips – he promises to consider South African cuisine in future endeavours.

Taking tea with Jamie and Jimmy on Richmond Green.

Taking tea with Jamie and Jimmy on Richmond Green.

Contemplating South African cuisine.

Contemplating South African cuisine.

Pukka Essex boys on my doorstep!

Pukka Essex boys on my doorstep!

Jamie Oliver TV shoot

Jamie Oliver TV shoot