Marvel in this conversation and Q & A with Nigella Lawson as she recounts the people, food and recipes that have shaped her unique career and life.
Nigella Lawson is an internationally renowned food writer and TV cook whose successful television programs have made her a household name around the world. Her career began with her reading of Medieval and Modern Languages at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She went on to become Deputy Literary Editor of The Sunday Times at the age of 26, followed by a successful career as a critic and op-ed columnist, writing for a range of newspapers, including The Times and The Guardian.
In 1998, she published her first cookbook, “How to Eat, The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food.” She now has 12 bestselling books to her name, including her latest, “Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes and Stories.” Her books have sold over 12 million copies worldwide.
Her first TV series, “Nigella Bites,” aired in 2000, followed by a string of successful series broadcast in the U.K., U.S., Australia and beyond. Lawson was a judge on the three seasons of “The Taste,” which broadcast in the U.K. and U.S. in 2013 and 2014. She has made several appearances on “MasterChef Australia.”
Lawson was voted author of the year at the 2001 British Book Awards (Nibbies) and Best Food Personality in 2014 at the Observer Food Monthly Awards. She lives in London.
About the moderator
Jenny Vergara is a culinary marketer, a professional storyteller and the hostess with the most. Her goal? To make you hungry.
She has curated a career centered around the food scene in Kansas City through her consulting company, Foodie, LLC.
For the last eight years, Vergara she has been the Contributing Editor for FEAST Magazine in Kansas City and started her food writing career with her blog, “The Making of a Foodie.”
Vergara is also the founder of Kansas City's first underground supperclub, The Test Kitchen, which includes chapters in Missouri and Oklahoma and has celebrated 15 years in both markets. Her tribe of faithful followers is over 10,000 strong.
She is also the co-host for “Hungry for MO,” a podcast about the history of the foods from the state of Missouri, produced by Kansas City’s NPR affiliate, KCUR 89.3 FM Studios, with help from the Missouri Humanities Council.