However I did have the Food Network on all day as back ground noise. With reruns of Nigella Bites and Nigella Express on all the time I fell in love with Nigella’s easy going relaxed approach to food. It was also around this time that my cookbook obsession started.
A few years later and another baby I was in my town centre and I saw that she was going to be visiting the WHSmith of course I was there and had my copy of Kitchen signed. I wrote about it on my first blog Pages of the Mind here. It meant that I couldn’t miss Nigella visiting Reading again with her new book Simply Nigella!
Nigella, for me, is like that song or scent that takes you back to a different time or place. When I watch her or read her books I am transported to that time when I was a young women learning how to be a mom and wife without loosing myself in the process.
Nigella had a love of food and worked in journalism. She put the two together and became one of the biggest UK foodies ever! She is, to me, the Elizabeth David of our time. They are both strong women born to upper-class families who did what they wanted and succeeded due to their own hard work and dedication.