Nigella brings joy and banana skins to the world on her return to TV

Jen Crothers
·2-min read
Photo credit: DAVID VENNI
Photo credit: DAVID VENNI

From Good Housekeeping

Nigella Lawson returned to TV on Monday (9 November) for the first time in three years, and it turns out Cook, Eat, Repeat was exactly the beacon of hope we’ve been searching for.

Just when you thought 2020 was a lost cause, Nigella helicopters in and valiantly rescues us from the jaws of a terrible year with her comforting presence and incredible cooking. For a hour on BBC Two last night, all was right with the world.

Nigella cooked recipes from her latest book, also called Cook, Eat, Repeat.

And Nigella enjoyed it too. She tweeted: “Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. I will reply to as many as possible tomorrow. For now, , let me just say 1) I hope I didn’t traumatise you too much with the banana skins (I promise you the curry is divine) and 2) I’m very grateful for your all-round gorgeousness xx”

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

We’re ever grateful too, Nigella. For now, let’s go back and address the banana skins. Nigella soaked in boiling water for a recipe and said she’d “explain later”. They ended up in a cauliflower leaf curry “for texture”. Many viewers were shocked by the slippery addition, but there were those who had faith.

There'll always be the naysayers, but there will also be those those who were fully on board from the get go - by now we should know to trust Nigella implicitly on absolutely everything. There is always tasty method in the madness.

Thank you Nigella, we can't wait for next week.

Cook, Eat, Repeat is on Monday on BBC Two, 8pm

Nigella's book, Cook, Eat, Repeat is out now.

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