We all love Nigella Lawson, don’t we? The food show hostess with the mostest. The home cook with the killer curves. The culinary queen with the majestic embonpoint. The domestic goddess with the décolletage to die for.
Actually, make that to ‘diet’ for. Because that’s exactly what Nigella
has been doing Japan Hokkaido Pill over the last year. And now, you can feast your eyes on a new, slim-line Nigella hosting her new food show, Nigellissima and showing off her size 12 frame on magazine covers and in newspaper supplements. Gone is the voluptuary who lived on bacon, red meat, bread, double cream, chocolate, and lashings of butter. In her place, we have the ‘sensible’ eater who drinks wine only on Fridays and has discovered the joys of exercise in her 50s.
Matter of Fat: Nigella made us feel good about having curves and wobbly bits. But now she has gone all low-fat and small-waisted
And that sound you hear? It is the collective moan of disbelief from millions of women all across the world who can’t quite believe that the Patron Saint of Plump Pulchritude has let them down so devastatingly. And when they finally get their voices back you can be sure that they will be asking Nigella a few sharp questions.
As someone who also loved the old, voluptuous, sometimes downright greedy Nigella, I can understand the sense of betrayal. This was a woman who made us feel good about having curves and wobbly bits; who told us to take pride in our bulges rather than wage war on them. And now that she has gone all low-fat and small-waisted, we can’t help feeling that she has let the side down.
Not that Nigella ever set herself up as Poster Girl for big women but the sub-text of all the 3,000-calorie recipes was quite clear. As were those images of Nigella raiding the fridge late at night for some comfort food. Indulgence was good for you. You needed to feed your appetite. Life was too short to have low-fat ice-cream. Nothing tasted better than saturated fat.
Well, some things haven’t changed. Nigella’s recipes still pack in a few thousand calories. But the woman herself doesn’t seem to be eating any of her food. Instead, she’s all gussied up in her new size 12 wardrobe, making the rest of us feel hopelessly fat. But why blame Nigella alone? I have lost count of the number of full-figured celebrities who go red in the face 2 day diet telling us how happy they are to be big – right until the moment they pose for a photo-spread to show off their recent weight loss.Viac článkov tohto autora. >