Nigella preferred KFC

Forget smoking grass with her kids and the cocaine. Here is the real scandal.

Late night raids on the fridge? Nigella would prefer to order KFC

On her television shows, she is often seen launching a late-night fridge raid for dishes she has lovingly prepared earlier.

But in reality, Nigella Lawson binged on junk food including Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald’s and Domino’s pizza, her former aides claimed yesterday.

All hearsay of course, but makes perfect sense to me.

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66 Responses to Nigella preferred KFC

  1. C.L.

    Great chefs always eat low-brow stuff themselves.

    Who are these informant tramps anyway?

  2. Jim Rose

    her show will now moving to prime time on channel 4 in the UK

  3. Jim Rose

    All her books are to be reprinted

  4. steve

    All hearsay of course, but makes perfect sense to me.
    Evidence, I want evidence!……….although Sarah Two Dads takes a smaller dress size……..

  5. candy

    Despite the alleged drugs and junk food she is still very attractive with the most beautiful complexion. Maybe the stories are exaggerated.

  6. Despite the alleged drugs and junk food she is still very attractive with the most beautiful complexion.

    Hey, that’s my beauty secret. Drugs and junk food. Oh, and stay out of the sun.

  7. Sparkx

    Doesn’t look t me as though she has “binged” on anything much. I think he is a most beautiful and sensual woman (and i am a gay man). I wish the press would stop all the silly prying.

  8. Those must be some very strong genes.

  9. Combine_Dave

    Unsurprisingly we have junk food to thank for her perfect curves :D

  10. David

    Don’t care what she eats. She is drop dead gorgeous. Heavy sigh.

    :-)

  11. calli

    But in reality, Nigella Lawson binged on junk food including Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald’s and Domino’s pizza, her former aides claimed yesterday.

    The horror! Will revelations about this wicked woman’s criminal behaviour ever end? I fear what will come next…bunny boiling?

  12. Jannie

    Smoking grass can lead to KFC. You have been warned.

  13. Gab

    First it was alleged drug use and when then didn’t work the tarts are trying to demonise her by accusations of junk food. Yeah, nah, that ain’t gonna work either. It just makes her sound normal.

  14. Gab

    I think he is a most beautiful and sensual woman (and i am a gay man).

    I agree (and I’m a straight female).

  15. ugh

    “First it was alleged drug use and when then didn’t work”

    Well the “tarts” did win the court case @Gab, so I’m not sure how you are saying it didn’t work.

    I think the junk food is an issue more due to Nigella’s habits not matching her gourmet persona, not an attack on her looks…

  16. Gab

    Well the “tarts” did win the court case @Gab

    The court case was about Nigella’s drug use? Oh, I thought it was about the tarts spending the couple’s money unauthorised.

  17. Ellen of Tasmania

    I’m glad I’m not rich enough to have personal assistants to snitch on me. Privacy is a wonderful thing.

  18. JB Goode

    @candy
    #1122407, posted on December 24, 2013 at 10:36 am
    ‘Despite the alleged drugs and junk food she is still very attractive ‘

    She was.
    Now she looks like Gene Simmond’s missus,the Kardashians,the hollywood wives,Goldie Hawn and Jocelyn Wildenstein

  19. struth

    Apparently if you ever get a chance to taste her melons for desert………………………

  20. This salacious interest in Lawson is hypocritical BS. Spiked Online has some good articles on this non-issue.

  21. Pauly

    CL. Nigella is not a chef, had never been a chef and never will be a chef. She is a journalist who was given a cooking show for two prominent reasons. Calling Nigella a chef is like calling the legal affairs write for the Courier Mail a barrister.

    I’m not saying she isn’t a chef because she isn’t trade qualified, people like Heston Blumenthal, Tetsuya and Thomas Keller prove that it isn’t trade qualifications that makes a chef. What makes a chef is the ability to cook a variety of meals for different tables at the same time.

  22. jupes

    What are you cooking for Christmas Pauly?

  23. Pauly

    An addendum to the initial post.
    In my experience there are two types of people working in kitchens.
    - Those who eat junk food
    - Those who cook at home
    The first group are really people marking time with the qualifications they picked up after leaving school waiting to find a new career.

  24. Pauly

    This christmas I’m doing a duck liver pate, and a martini salad. I’m leaving the cooking to my relatives. This year I’m not even going to stand over their shoulder and tell them what they’re doing wrong on the barbie.

  25. gabrianga

    New “earth shattering” accusations that Nigella once enjoyed a couple of cigarettes after gorging a “Big Bucket”

    Off to the Tower with her.

  26. Gab

    and a martini salad.

    Sounds like my kind of salad. What’s in it, Pauly?

  27. candy

    Pauly
    Now don’t you ever eat a little bit of junk food? Just for a bit of a treat?

  28. Nanuestalker

    Sounds like my kind of salad. What’s in it, Pauly?

    It’s not a question of what’s in it but what’s it in.

  29. Pauly

    Well the Martini salad came out of a discussion after work one night, in which the comment was made that the best part of a Martini is the olive.
    What you need – Green Sicilian olives – pitted if possible. Flavour is good and the vibrant green colour is the best presentation.
    Aromatic botanicals – this will depend on the type of gin you use. You will need Lemon zest and juniper berries. Add another 2 or 3 flavours that complement the gin in your marinade – cloves, cinnamon, orange zest, star anise, or cinnamon for example.
    Enough Gin to cover the olives. Don’t go for top shelf, but avoid the harsh cheapies as well.
    Put all the ingredients in a sealed jar and let sit for at least 2 days.
    When you are ready to serve. Preheat a fry pan with a neutral vegetable oil, add the olives and some of the marinade and flambé.
    Serve immediately once the alcohol has burnt off. Ideally in Martini glasses with toothpicks on the side.
    Flambéing is not optional, the gin is overpowering if not cooked off and the flambéing process helps caramelise the olives.

    PS, Martinis in my world are only made on gin.

  30. Pauly

    Candy,
    Yeah but it’s the gourmet kind. Real pizzas not cardboard discs with cheese coloured plastic sprayed on the top and delivered to your door for $5 a throw.
    I am a big defender of the chain fast food restaurants in that they deliver a product that is safe (in the food safety sense) clean and what the customer wants and at a price point the customer is willing to pay for. Many young people have been taught very good food hygiene techniques that will last them for the rest of their days. It just isn’t what I choose to eat because I don’t like the taste of it.

  31. Gab

    Ooh, that’s a keeper. Thanks, Pauly.

  32. Smoking grass can lead to KFC. You have been warned.

    Who knew?

  33. wreckage

    But in reality, Nigella Lawson binged on junk food including Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald’s and Domino’s pizza, her former aides claimed yesterday.

    Who gives a shit?

    Nigella is not a chef, had never been a chef and never will be a chef. She is a journalist who was given a cooking show for two prominent reasons.

    It’s like the show was intended to be entertaining TV with excellent marketing prospects, or something. Who knew?

    Who cares?

  34. ugh

    “The court case was about Nigella’s drug use? Oh, I thought it was about the tarts spending the couple’s money unauthorised.”

    Well the “tarts” alleged that Nigella allowed them to spend the money partially so they would not say anything to her husband about her drug use and also that she was frequently high casting doubt over Nigella’s recollection of events. So while the case was about theft, Nigella’s drug use was central to their defence and they won the case based on that defence @Gab.

    But seriously, big deal, a celebrity used drugs, which one of them doesn’t? Not sure why that would be such a sensitive point…

  35. Gab

    It appear to be sensitive to you given you were the one that reacted to my earlier comment.

  36. ugh

    All I did was point out that the drug use allegation by the defendants did work (for them) in the court case @Gab.

    I’m not the one talking about tarts demonising people…

  37. candy

    Yeah but it’s the gourmet kind. Real pizzas not cardboard discs with cheese coloured plastic sprayed on the top and delivered to your door for $5 a throw.

    I’m pretty much the same, Pauly, as making your own pizzas and burgers fresh is healthier and cheaper.

  38. Pauly

    @ wreckage:

    It’s like the show was intended to be entertaining TV with excellent marketing prospects, or something. Who knew?

    Who cares?

    Chefs care. It’s why we get upset when food celebrities such as Nigella are given a title they haven’t earned. If someone wants to call her a TV cook, all is fine in the world. Call her a chef, mate there’s at least half a dozen times in the cuts in any of her shows where there is a real chef behind the scenes frantically patching up the half botched job she does.

    It’s why we get upset when they call a show “Masterchef” when the show isn’t about being a chef de cuisine. let alone the abuse of the word “Masterchef”, which is a very prestigious qualification offered in Europe.

    “Chef” is a title, and one that can only be earned the hard way.
    /rant

  39. Pauly

    Candy,

    My wife doesn’t think it’s cheaper to let me make my own pizzas. And I’m afraid to say she probably is right.

  40. wreckage

    Chefs care.

    Well yes, I can definitely see that, now you mention it.

    My wife doesn’t think it’s cheaper to let me make my own pizzas.

    I’m not even a proper foodie and it’s way cheaper to buy Eagle Boys. Let me make my own and I start wanting actual food products on it instead of random meat-flavoured filler.

  41. candy

    Candy,
    My wife doesn’t think it’s cheaper to let me make my own pizzas. And I’m afraid to say she probably is right.

    Well I like the simplest toppings – Margherita is just fine if just for myself. I would be a poor restaurant patron for you Pauly! I really don’t like condiments much at all, in fact I like the natural taste of vegetables without anything much added. Apart from chokos and turnips – I don’t think they were meant to be eaten by humans….

  42. Did I mention also the youthifying properties of booze and fags?

  43. Potato has no place on a pizza. In fact, the whole root vegetable thing is a non-starter on pizza, as far as I can see.

  44. Gab

    Pineapple has no place on pizza either. I bet some leftist decided it would be a good idea.

  45. Pineapple is OK if you are under the age of 15, I think. But only if it’s been negotiated previously.

  46. DrBeauGan

    Good to see you back Pauly.

  47. Helen

    I hope he is reviled all over as the nasty little man he is.

    What a vicious vindictive prick, even using his daughter for revenge FFS, Nigella is far better off without him, wonder how he entrapped her in the first place.

    It had crossed my mind in all of this if he bribed the Grillo sisters into going on so much about stuff that was not kind to Nigella, or forced the case purely for revenge, and it is looking mightily like it now.

  48. Sinclair Davidson

    So French fries on a pizza are a no no?

  49. Helen

    I suppose it is a bit like a twisty roll, Sinc, whatever rocks your taste buds!

  50. Combine_Dave

    Yeah but it’s the gourmet kind. Real pizzas not cardboard discs with cheese coloured plastic sprayed on the top and delivered to your door for $5 a throw.

    So no Pizza Capers then?

  51. Pauly

    Pizza Capers used to be nice, but have gone down market as they’ve expanded. It’s the economics of pizza making you can only expand my reducing your quality.

    Sinc, if you want a french fries pizza, as long as you cross my palm with 30 pieces of silver I’d be happy to betray all of my foodie pretensions for you.

  52. Helen

    “Charles Saatchi ‘swamped press’ with Nigella Lawson drug stories”

    i give up, that is the title in the oz. Read it, he is a mongrel dingo hyena poison shit.

  53. stackja

    Charles Saatchi is a British businessman and the co-founder with his brother Maurice of the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi.

    Charles has given himself a lot of bad advertising.

  54. James B

    She’s fat and pretty ugly. I like girls with curves, not fat girls.

  55. So French fries on a pizza are a no no?

    You know, Perfesser, I’d never thought of that.

    I suppose it could work on the chip butty principle. But I’m not fond of chip butties either, really – I’m more of a bacon sandwich girl.

  56. Pauly

    I’m more of a bacon sandwich girl.

    Pro tip: Cook the bacon in duck fat and then fry the bread in the same pan with the duck fat and bacon drippings.

  57. Tom

    Pauly, can I just say, from the cheap seats, that your thoughts here on tucker (and anything else you’re interested in) are too few and, if you have the time, I’d love to read more.

  58. candy

    French fries on a pizza – excellent treat, and you get your daily cup of vegetables too. What could go wrong?
    :-)

  59. Pat Warnock

    I think the judge in the case was remiss when he let the emphasis on Nigella’s private life overtake the fraud case. Lack of direction from the bench.

  60. egg_

    From Higella to Kentucky-Frigella?

    Yeah, still a ‘babe’.

  61. egg_

    The difference between a home cook and a chef?
    A la Aunty’s The Cook and the Chef.
    Catering for large volumes = chef.

  62. Pauly

    The difference between a home cook and a chef?
    A la Aunty’s The Cook and the Chef.
    Catering for large volumes = chef.

    I’d use a slightly different definition.
    A cook cooks a meal for 6 people
    A chef cooks 6 different meals for 6 people.

  63. Pauly, what’s the biggest sin you observe over the shoulder at barbecues? The one I hate most is the idiot who presses the meat hard against the surface, forcing all the juices out.

  64. Pauly

    The biggest sins:
    1) Not letting the hotplates or grills get hot.
    2) Playing with the food. Food that goes on a barbecue cooks best when left alone. So no prodding and poking and moving stuff.

    The pressing of the meat is kind of acceptable if you have people who want well done food or if you are in a hurry, but only in cases of extremis.

    To paraphrase the old adage about the army, the best thing to do is to hurry up and wait. Move quickly when you have to, but don’t move things around for the sake of moving.

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