‘It drives me so mad!’ UK chef Nigella Lawson, 59, reveals why she refuses to call her famous sweet treats ‘naughty’ or a ‘guilty pleasure’
Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson is known for whipping-up her sweet treats.
But now, the 59-year-old global culinary star has revealed the terms she refuses to call her yummy kitchen creations.
On Saturday, Nigella told the Sydney Morning Herald she won’t use terms like ‘naughty’ or ‘guilty pleasure’, as it’s rarely described for men.
Nigella Lawson has criticised US TV networks that try to make her look slimmer, revealing she had to tell them not to edit out her ‘sticking-out stomach’
‘God, I can’t bear that – it drives me so mad,’ she said of the terms.
Nigella went on to remark about gender equality, saying it rarely means that everything gets fixed straight away.
‘You know how the world works – equality happens by everything getting worse and not some things getting better,’ she added.
A queen of the culinary scene, Nigella has spoken before about gender issues.
Last year, she claimed to have told US TV networks not to try and make her look slimmer, asking them not to edit out her ‘sticking-out stomach’.
In December, she tweeted: ‘I’ve had to tell American TV stations not to airbrush my sticking-out stomach.’
‘The hatred of fat and assumption we’d all be grateful to be airbrushed thinner is pernicious.’
Miss Lawson tweeted: ‘I’ve had to tell American TV stations not to airbrush my sticking-out stomach
Nigella is often considered a worldwide sex symbol since her rise to fame, with her joking about it in the past.
In May last year, she played down the title to The Weekend Australian.
‘TV is glamorousing. I always think I must be a bit of a messy disappointment when people meet me in real life,’ she said.
‘TV is glamorousing. I always think I must be a bit of a messy disappointment when people meet me in real life,’ Nigella (pictured) has said. Here in California, 2013
Nigella’s first cookbook wasn’t released until she was 38, and the cooking star didn’t appear on the small screen until she turned 40.
The television personality has been showcasing her weight loss since she dropped from a size 16 to a size 12 for the past few years.
While she has previously sworn she has never been on a diet, the curvy lady does yoga three times a week to hone her sensational shape.
She will appear on this season’s MasterChef on Channel 10.
Pretty: The television personality has been showcasing her weight loss since she dropped from a size 16 to a size 12 for the past few years. Here in London, May 2019