Nigella Lawson

Food Writer + Gourmand + Journalist + Broadcaster
Born Jan 6, 1960
Age 55
Hometown London, England
Religion Atheism
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Measurements 32 G --
Nationality English
Alma Mater Lady Margaret Hal...

Nigella Lucy Lawson is an English food writer, journalist and broadcaster. Lawson is the daughter of Nigel Lawson, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Vanessa Salmon, whose family owned the J. Lyons and Co. empire. After graduating from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, Lawson started work as a book reviewer and restaurant critic, later becoming the deputy literary editor of The Sunday Times in 1986.… Read More

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1960 Birth Born on January 6, 1960.


1980 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Lawson's parents divorced in 1980.
1985 25 Years Old …  Her initial work at the magazine consisted of writing book reviews, after which period she became a restaurant critic there in 1985.
1986 26 Years Old She became the deputy literary editor of The Sunday Times in 1986 at the age of 26.
1988 28 Years Old Lawson was in a relationship with human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC until 1988, when he left her for novelist Kathy Lette. Lawson met journalist John Diamond in 1986, when they were both writing for The Sunday Times. They married in Venice in 1992, and had two children together, both born in Hammersmith, London: Cosima Thomasina (born 1994) and Bruno Paul (born 1996). … Read More


1995 35 Years Old After two weeks working on Talk Radio in 1995, Lawson was sacked after she had stated her shopping was done for her, which was deemed incompatible with the radio station's desired "common touch". … Read More


2000 40 Years Old Lawson then wrote How to be a Domestic Goddess in 2000, which focused primarily on baking and also became a bestseller. … Read More
2001 41 Years Old 1 More Event
The book sold 180,000 copies in four months, and won Lawson the title of Author of the Year at the British Book Awards in 2001, fending off competition from authors such as J. K. Rowling. … Read More
Also in 2002, she began to write a fortnightly cooking articles for The New York Times, and brought out a profitable line of kitchenware, called the Living Kitchen range, which is sold by numerous retailers.
Her range's value has continued to grow, starting at an estimated £2 million in 2003, and increasing to £7 million in 2007.
2004 - 2005 3 More Events
Her third food-based television series, called Nigella Feasts, debuted on the USA's Food Network in Autumn 2006 for a 13-week run. … Read More
2007 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Lawson is also known for her vivid and adjective-filled food descriptions in both her books and television programmes, as one critic summarized, "her descriptions of food can be a tangle of adjectives." In a study conducted in 2007 on the readability of different recipes, the chatty and florid style of Lawson's recipes was judged to be confusing to readers with weak reading skills. … Read More
2008 48 Years Old 1 More Event
It widely began circulating in the media in early 2008 that Lawson had been quoted as saying her two children should not inherit any of the fortune. … Read More


2010 50 Years Old Lawson was featured as one of the three judges on the special battle of Iron Chef America, titled "The Super Chef Battle", which pitted White House Executive Chef Christeta Comerford and Iron Chef Bobby Flay against super chef Emeril Lagasse and Iron Chef Mario Batali, which was originally broadcast on 3 January 2010.
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