About the Host
Nigella Lawson’s versatility is evident from her collection of best-selling books, hit television shows, and innovative apps for iPad and iPhone. Lawson’s literary introduction began at The Sunday Times, where she held the position of Deputy Literary Editor. Soon after, Lawson became a freelance journalist, writing for a number of magazines and newspapers in both the United Kingdom and the United States, including the Evening Standard, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Observer, Times Magazine, Gourmet, and Bon Appétit. In addition, she frequently wrote a restaurant column in The Spectator and food columns in British Vogue and The New York Times.
In total, Lawson has written nine books, including Nigella Express, Feast, Nigella Bites, How to Be a Domestic Goddess, Forever Summer, Nigellissima, Nigella Christmas and Nigella Kitchen. Her newest book, Simply Nigella, shares the name of her hit television series on Food Network. Lawson continued to expand her culinary breadth across multiple mediums. She entered the digital marketplace by releasing a collection of apps for the iPad and iPhone, which include a number of recipes to simplify dinnertime and instill confidence while cooking. Lawson also has a line of cookware called Nigella Lawson’s Living Kitchen.
Born in London in 1960 to one of the most renowned politicians in Margaret Thatcher’s government, Nigel Lawson, Nigella graduated from Oxford University, where she went on to receive her masters in Medieval and Modern Languages. Currently, she resides in London with her children, Cosima and Bruno.