VIEWERS DISH OUT ON NIGELLA
BEFORE it has even hit Australian screens, Nigella Lawson’s newest cooking show has created quite a stir.
So much so that viewers might be tuning in for the comedy value as much as the recipes.
The feeling is the new show is more simple than SimplyNigella.
Early episodes of SimplyNigella aired in the UK have seen the kitchen goddess’s halo slip after, in the first outing, she served up nothing more than avocado on toast as a recipe.
Granted, Nigella did add a little lime, chilli flakes, dill, ginger and radishes before mashing the whole lot and spreading it on bread, but that did not stop viewers venting on Twitter – seething that the recipe was too easy.
“I’m fully aware that avocado toast isn’t a recipe, but it’s part of the fabric of my life,” Lawson says of the show.
Tweets including: “@Nigella_ Lawson spreads avocado on bread and calls it a recipe! What’s on the next episode, butter on toast?” were just the tip of the “Avocadogate” iceberg.
Granted, some viewers did rejoice the recipe was easy to follow.
More recently, Lawson drew viewers’ ire again with some claiming she paraded burnt lettuce topped with a fried egg as her take on a Caesar salad. It seems her attempts to roast the leafy greens went up in smoke.
SIMPLY NIGELLA WEDNESDAY, 7.30PM, LIFESTYLE FOOD By Debbie Schipp