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20 Times Nigella Lawson Proved She Is A Goddess Among Us

She can throw shade without even trying, and drop a questionable innuendo like nobody else. Here's why the original Domestic Goddess will always be the queen of our hearts. #TeamNigella

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1. When she arrived at Isleworth Court with the fiercest IDGAF face the international press had ever seen.

Note the slight toss of the head. The un-flinching eyes. The unwavering steadfastness. All carried off with the grace of a gazelle and the ferocity of a lioness.

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3. That time she flawlessly pulled off wearing a tuxedo while describing herself as a "kitchen klutz" in The Observer.

Lindsey

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Nigella in a tuxedo. *swoons*

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4. When she revealed that when she was younger she wanted to live in Italy so badly that she took a job as a chambermaid just so she could stay:

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A chambermaid, you guys. A maid. Of a chamber.

Women of my generation were keen – rightly – not to be tied to the stove, but the ramifications of this were that they felt a sense of dread in the kitchen. How can this be good for anyone? I also feel that to denigrate any activity because it has traditionally been associated with the female sphere is in itself anti-feminist.
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Yes, there is balance, but it is in the most nutritionally unacceptable way possible: instead of banishing or even reducing these demons of the age – sugar, salt and saturated fat – we choose to have them in bold and loud harmony; they are all present and incorrect. Eating this Class A foodstuff in the form of a handful of salted caramel truffles, a slab of sea-salted milk chocolate or, another heady favourite of mine, a turtle sundae (think vanilla ice cream, salted syrup-sticky pecans, caramel and hot fudge sauce) is not so much breaking the rules as spectacularly flouting them.

8. When she thanked her #teamnigella supporters during the midst of Highella Gate.

Holiday Hotcake: the perfect recipe to show thanks for all your support & to those who hashtag #teamNigella http://t.co/Q2ejahwKgH

Nigella Lawson

@Nigella_Lawson

Holiday Hotcake: the perfect recipe to show thanks for all your support & to those who hashtag #teamNigella http://t.co/Q2ejahwKgH

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12. This is what Nigella had to say about her dad:

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"I was doing A-levels he’d come home and since he didn’t like drinking alone would say, ‘Darling, come and have a drink with me while you’re doing homework, a whisky or a campari soda.’ So I did. Great upbringing, right?”

13. And this is what Nigella had to say about her "funny but depressed" mum:

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"She’d shout at all of us and say, ‘I’m going to hit you till you cry,’ and so I never would cry. I still don’t. It wasn’t a calculated thing; it was hot-blooded hitting, a thrashing out of things.... She just didn’t like me; maybe because I came after Dominic the princeling and I was my father’s girl she was jealous, I don’t know."

14. When she went swimming in this, and managed to pull it off somehow.

@Rhianaroo yea u said that before, u could get a onesie swimsuit a la nigella lawson lol

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@Rhianaroo yea u said that before, u could get a onesie swimsuit a la nigella lawson lol

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But you know women find it very easy to persecute themselves over their weight and whenever I've said, 'I ought to lose a bit of weight', I can guarantee I'll put it on. I love food and I love cooking, so therefore, I could never deprive myself.

17. Seeing pictures of her when she was 23 and realising she has literally always been a fox.

Fiona Hyde

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Nigella Lawson in 1983 (aged 23)

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JUST LOOK AT HER!

@valerieloftus @nicolabyrn3 Czech her out in 1983

Fiona Hyde

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@valerieloftus @nicolabyrn3 Czech her out in 1983

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