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  • One bullet - Nigella or Sophie...?

    Or would ya line 'em up and shoot 'em both...?!


    Sorry I've just seen a trailer for Nigella's new series - and I think I need to go and have a lie down in a darkened room before I explode!

    Now THERE'S a woman who's done more CW damage than any other on the planet...

    Sorry, just needed to rant!
    La tristesse durera toujours...

  • #2
    i could look at nigella all day, so she lives
    beautiful
    yeah you are

    Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
    lol

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    • #3
      I have her book "Feasts" and there are definitely some recipes in that would be OK as primal fare. I specifically recall her sausages and onions recipe, nothing low fat or carby about that....might have to cook that this week.

      Funny story about that book....I didn't really notice the name at first (my MIL gave me the book as a Christmas present). All the ingredients are listed in grams...the UK conversion to metric happened after I moved to the US, so I don't yet look at "100g" and have any clue what that means. So I made my first dish from that book and it made VAST amounts of food. I couldn't fathom why she would create such huge dishes, until I realized that was the whole point of the book
      Liz.

      Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
      Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lizch View Post
        I have her book "Feasts" and there are definitely some recipes in that would be OK as primal fare. I specifically recall her sausages and onions recipe, nothing low fat or carby about that....might have to cook that this week.

        Funny story about that book....I didn't really notice the name at first (my MIL gave me the book as a Christmas present). All the ingredients are listed in grams...the UK conversion to metric happened after I moved to the US, so I don't yet look at "100g" and have any clue what that means. So I made my first dish from that book and it made VAST amounts of food. I couldn't fathom why she would create such huge dishes, until I realized that was the whole point of the book
        May you NEVER run across Sophie Dahl (yep as in Roald's granddaughter) - she's exactly the same as Nigella, only about 4 sizes smaller.

        I've just not ever spoken to anyone who finds her anything but intensely irritating (I mean Nigella, but Soph's just as bad). "When I don't have much time to cook, I still love to produce great-tasting food" she trills, shoving a crayfish into her gob, "It needs to be fabulous, tasty but, above all it needs to be a FEAST!!" Then "The kitchen shouldn't just be for cooking in - it should be for living in!" Now, I'm sorry, but who the f*ck wants to live in their kitchen...?!

        Moronic bint!
        La tristesse durera toujours...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Shrinking_Violet View Post
          "The kitchen shouldn't just be for cooking in - it should be for living in!" Now, I'm sorry, but who the f*ck wants to live in their kitchen...?!

          Moronic bint!
          A good Yorkshire lass should understand her place !!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BigRed View Post
            A good Yorkshire lass should understand her place !!!

            Why I oughtta.... the NERVE!!

            I did nearly sign up here as 'Yorkshire Pudding' - almost wish I had now!
            La tristesse durera toujours...

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            • #7
              I'm not familiar with Sophie, but I will say that in Nigella's defense, at least she enjoys eating! There are others who have done WAY worse than her.

              p.s. Can I use my bullet on Jamie Oliver please?
              Last edited by DianeThePurple; 09-28-2010, 03:59 PM. Reason: Jamie

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              • #8
                Well, as someone who does sort of live in her kitchen, I can say it's not all bad. When we moved into our current place, we were deciding who would have the second bedroom for an office and who would have the dining room. I asked for the dining room so that I could cook and study at the same time. For me, cooking is a way to de-stress, and I don't think that makes me moronic at all.

                Not that I cook like Nigella. Or look like her. But anyhow.
                “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

                Owly's Journal

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                • #9
                  I think people in North America live in their kitchens much more often that in the UK. In the UK, the kitchen is almost always a separate, small room, with room for at most a very small table. Here in the US, it's much more common for kitchens to be incorporated into the living space. Our kitchen/living room/dining room are one large space...so I do sort of live in the kitchen. In fact, I'm sitting in the kitchen part right now as I type this.
                  Liz.

                  Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
                  Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food

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                  • #10
                    I'd line them up and do something to them both, not sure about shooting them.

                    Well, there might well be "shooting" but not in the sense you're implying.

                    *ahem*

                    Anyway... a little less time hating makes for a nicer world. For example, I was thinking about starting a thread talking about how some people here have signatures so bloody long that one single post of theirs with 2 sentences takes up the entire screen on my 13" MacBook. Crazy. But I decided against the angry post. Some rants are best left alone.

                    Anyway, just sayin'.

                    PS - Nigella has great boobs.

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                    • #11
                      Women who love food. Not seeing anything wrong with either of them.

                      Not a huge fan of Jillian McKeith, though. Mostly because she obviously hates food. And people.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bane View Post
                        PS - Nigella has great boobs.
                        yeah, this. and i'm a girl
                        beautiful
                        yeah you are

                        Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                        lol

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bane View Post
                          Anyway... a little less time hating makes for a nicer world. For example, I was thinking about starting a thread talking about how some people here have signatures so bloody long that one single post of theirs with 2 sentences takes up the entire screen on my 13" MacBook. Crazy. But I decided against the angry post. Some rants are best left alone..
                          love it!

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                          • #14
                            I love Nigella.

                            Ironically she and others have been criticized by CW for the "too much saturated fat" thing. Well, in that case she must be doing something right!

                            In fact, I'd credit her and other UK celebrity chefs as part of my journey to PB, because they love REAL food, proper quality ingredients and actually understand food's value in the greater scheme of things. And without those celebrity chefs and their part in the UK's food revolution, I reckon we'd have no choice but to suffer CW tasteless junk from the supermarkets.

                            I'm not going to knock her (or any of the others) for the grain thing, because that's just the society we live in. Its never going to be perfect- but she is a step in the right direction. 80/20 right? Anything that gets a family or individual embracing food (and not dreading it), cooking and the importance it has in our lives is doing something right by me. And y'know, I'd rather spend an occasional afternoon baking with my kids than shoving an endless supply of sweets, chocolates and cakes laden with goodness knows what down their throats, everyday of the week.

                            She's heavy on the real FAT as well. Loads of her recipes use butter. (Goose fat sales went through the roof, after one of her Christmas specials).

                            I reckon you'd have no fears about being a PB dinner guest in her house. An excuse to cook up a big hunk of protein with loads of animal fat, fresh, organic seasonal produce on the side, topped off with some divine chocolate-nutty dessert? She'd love it- and she'd never make any snide comments about eating all the saturated fat!

                            I've discovered grains really are no good for me, but if I could, a homemade Nigella chocolate cake made with real butter, eggs, 85% chocolate, and a bit of flour would definitely be in my 20%.

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                            • #15
                              Nigella is curvy, loves rich food and is passionate about pleasure. What's not to love? (And my SO appreciates the boobs which are always on show.)

                              Sophie is a vegetarian who published a book (and had a show) with meat recipes. That is enough to disgust me. Her "enjoyment" of a chocolate pot she'd made (fairly primal, just good quality choc and cream) consisted in half-heartedly touching half a teaspoon to her lips, mmmmmmmmm. Strike two. Strike three: not showing off her boobs! (That one is my SO's complaint).

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