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.
Right then! I’m feeling a little nervous, but also very excited. For tonight’s the night for the first episode of my new series. #CookEatRepeat! It goes out at 8pm on @bbctwo for the next six weeks, followed by a one-hour Christmas Special. Do join my on your sofas if you will! .Obviously, this is for the UK only, and I’m afraid I don’t yet know when it will be going out in other countries. . Photograph by @jaybrooksphoto; Hair and make up by @tricia_makeup_artist
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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”
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.
Only nigella could make me wanna eat banana skins
— alex (@lxthrdg) November 9, 2020
nigella has done it again , banana skin curry . is there anything she cant cook ?
— Perdita X (@sma_fraseer) November 9, 2020
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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