Double Standard in the Kitchen

October 27, 2007 · 4 comments · Print This Post

in Celebrity Chefs

Real Cooks Have Curves

I despise reading commentary on women’s weight. People are now referring to curvy Nigela Lawson as a “porker.” Honestly, it’s bad enough that they hide her in that ridiculous jean jacket and black skirt in almost every episode. Sort of like how they used to stuff Carnie Wilson behind things like pianos and rocks in all of those Wilson Phillips music videos because she was heavier than her two skinny counterparts. Nigella’s husband apparently enjoys her body thoroughly so as long as she’s cool with curves and caramel croissants — who cares! If anything, I think she should show them off more and ditch those cardigans.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amber October 28, 2007 at 4:11 am

That makes me so sad! I’ve always found her to be so beautiful and sexy. She makes “curvy” look awesome!


2 Erin October 28, 2007 at 8:21 am

Hi Amber,

I know! When I came upon that article my mouth literally dropped open. It’s utterly absurd. I love Nigella just as she is — a voluptuous and passionate woman who makes butter and cream sexy.


3 Lys November 6, 2007 at 2:27 pm

Oh that sooooo annoys me. Give me a break. If people call her a porker and the FN keeps hiding her, what the heck.

Speaking of all things Nigella – Erin, I just got her new cookbook. YOU MUST check it out – LOVE It!


4 Erin November 6, 2007 at 2:59 pm

Hi Lys,

It’s actually the BBC that hides her since the Food Network gets her shows from them, but seriously…why bother? I hope someday Nigella just busts out and flings her conservative little cardigan at the TV screen. We’ll see.

As for her new cookbook, it’s on my wishlist. Her books are always gorgeous! Have you made anything from it yet?


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