Nigella Lawson returns to TV screens with Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat
One of Britain’s most cherished cookbook authors and food personalities will return to TV screens later this year with a brand new BBC Two show, Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat, the same title as her newest cookbook, which launches next month. Lawson announced on Twitter this morning that the six-part series will get “to the heart of how food is woven into our everyday lives and the connection it provides.”
According to the BBC, “Nigella will share the rhythms and rituals of her kitchen through a multitude of delicious new recipes that make the most of her favourite ingredients.” Recipes promised to feature include chocolate peanut butter cake, crab mac’n’cheese, and “the life-affirming, fear-free” fish stew. Lawson will spend time explaining where she finds inspiration for her recipes, leafing through a collection of vintage cookbooks, and since it’s 2020, how she exchanges ideas on social media. “More than just a mantra, cook, eat, repeat is the story of my life,” Lawson said.
In addition to the six episodes, a much-anticipated “Christmas Special” will see Lawson “indulge in a little tourism around her Christmas table with food from near and far to warm up the winter evenings and add sparkle to the seasonal special.” [BBC]
And in other news...
- Vanilla Black, one of London’s best and most innovative vegetarian restaurants, has announced it will permanently close as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Footballer Marcus Rashford continues in fight against food insecurity among the U.K.’s most vulnerable children.
- Eat Out to Help Out has been good, but what happens next for restaurants in London? [Guardian]
- A running list of London restaurants extending the Eat Out to Help Out discount in September.
- VICE reports that only two out of 328 restaurant reviews in the U.K. between January 2019 and January 2020 were of black-owned businesses. [VICE]
- The butcher’s shop that lasted 300 years (give or take) [Guardian]
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