Nigella Lawson has been a successful and prolific journalist and broadcaster working on the Sunday Times, Evening Standard, Guardian, Daily Telegraph and in America for Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines. She originated the restaurant column in The Spectator and since 1995 she has been food writer for Vogue. Nigella writes a make-up column for the Times Magazine.
Her first book, How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food was published to critical acclaim in 1998 and was the basis for her hit Channel Four TV series, Nigella Bites. How To Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and The Art of Comfort Cooking was published in autumn 2000 and became an instant bestseller.
How To Be A Domestic Goddess has sold over 180,000 copies. How To Eat has sold over 300,000 copies in a hardback and paperback.
Awards and Prizes
- British Book Awards 1998 - Illustrated Book of the Year for How to Eat
- British Book Awards 2000 - Author of the Year
- WH Smith Book Awards 2001 - How To Be A Domestic Goddess shortlisted for Lifestyle Book of the Year
- Guild of Food Writers 2001 - How To Be A Domestic Goddess - Cookery Book of the Year
- World Food Media Awards 2001 - Nigella Bites was awarded Gold Ladle for the best television food show