After a mini-sabbatical from blogging, the one and only Nigella Lawson guided me back into the blogosphere by flouncing her perfection over my life and generally elevating my obsession to insanely stratospheric levels.
As many of you will know, my love for the Queen of Food Porn has been much commented on and prophesised, but when I read of Nigella’s latest antics, I couldn’t help but share my gushing with you guys.
The 53-year-old self-styled Domestic Goddess is one of four judges on a new ABC cooking reality TV-show called “The Taste” and she has already garnered headlines for refusing to let the network airbrush images of her stomach for their promotional shots.
Writing on her blog, Kitchen Witter, the TV presenter and food writer commented on the issue, saying,
Although it was very thrilling to think of being up on a billboard in LA and around the States, I was very strict and English and told them they weren’t allowed to airbrush my tummy out. Wise? Hmmm. But that tum is the truth and is come by honestly, as my granny would have said.
This just reaffirms my love for this glorious woman. In an industry consumed with unrealistic and often unhealthy portrayals of a warped image of perfection, Nigella is a tour-de-force of self-confidence and a keen promoter of a positive self-image.
Every day we are showered with Photoshopped and altered images of women looking like a bastardised ideal rather than a human being. Nigella’s acceptance of her “tum” isn’t just a stance against this debauched image of beauty, but more importantly it’s an expression of her antipathy towards such falsity and a recognition of what’s important – self-belief and comfort in one’s own skin.
As always Nigella, I love you and look forward to “The Taste.”