Nigella Lawson appears to throw shade at Trump with her 'recipe of the day'

Laura Hampson
·3-min read
Nigella Lawson in Toronto, Canada in April 2018 (Getty)
Nigella Lawson (Getty)

Nigella Lawson, queen of cooking and pronouncing the word ‘microwave’, has appeared to throw shade at outgoing US president Donald Trump with her latest recipe of the day.

The celebrity chef posted to her social media pages that a bitter orange tart with a base made of “bashed ginger nuts” was her recipe of the day on Wednesday 20 January – the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Lawson wrote: “Well, yes, Bitter Orange Tart just happens to be #RecipeOfTheDay. Apart from anything else, there are more things to make with Seville oranges than marmalade! This is not complicated: the base is bashed ginger nuts.”

Lawson added: “I should also let you know that if you don’t have Seville oranges, the recipe also gives the option of using the juice of regular eating oranges and limes. Plus, the curd filling is fabulous just on bread or to sandwich a cake.”

Twitter users were quick to pick up the (not so) subtle shade from Lawson, with one labelling her an “absolute queen” and another calling her “savage”.

Many replied in gif form, such as:


And, this excellent video:

Lawson’s name even started to trend on the platform as users discussed the tweet.

Columnist and author, Caitlin Moran retweeted Lawson’s tweet and commented: “If anyone says ‘Given the last few years, are there any things that still make you proud to be British?’ I have to reply, ‘It's a dwindling list, but Nigella Lawson calmly choosing Bitter Orange Tart on the day Trump leaves office would be one of them’.”

Another user chimed in: “I've said it before and I'll say it again, Nigella is a national hero and treasure. WHAT A QUEEN.”

User @PaulUsher added: “Bitter Orange Tart is the only way I’ll be referring to him from now on. Nigella, reforming my vocabulary one mïcro-wavé at a time.”

By midday, over 5,000 tweets mentioning Lawson had poured in, the majority praising her for making Bitter Orange Tart her recipe of the day.

User @stuartchill even used it as an opportunity to play on that microwave pronunciation incident with:

Another tweeter added: “Nigella throwing shade on Trump’s last day is the content I signed up for.”

While another said: “I live for this level of pettiness.”

Others praised Lawson for her subtle British humour, her expert-level of “trolling” and many claimed it was just one more reason to love her.

We can’t help but agree.

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