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Nigella Lawson rowed in public with Charles Saatchi.

In photographs published in a Sunday newspaper, the television chef appears to have become embroiled in a violent dispute with the wealthy art dealer.

The couple were sitting outside Scott’s in Mayfair, central London, when he appeared to lean over and grab her by the throat.

Lawson, 53, looked terrified before leaving the restaurant alone in floods of tears.

A witness told the Sunday People: “It was utterly shocking to watch.

“I have no doubt she was scared. It was horrific, really. She was very tearful and was constantly dabbing her eyes. Nigella was very, very upset. She had a real look of fear on her face.”

The witness added: “He looked guilty. It was clear he knew he’d done something wrong. He was menacing, there’s no question. She had been abused and humiliated in public.

“No man should do that to a woman. She raised her voice and got angry but at the same time was trying to calm him down, almost like you would try to calm down a child.”

I always knew Saatchi was a shit, but now it appears he is a stupid violent shit. Will he get away with it? Probably. Scotland Yard has received no complaints about the incident, which happened in a public place. No one intervened.

As a rule, Nigella Lawson is only too happy to show off her voluptuous figure in low-cut outfits. On a visit to Bondi Beach, however, she went to the opposite extreme. The 51-year-old Domestic Goddess opted for a full cover-up against the late-summer Sydney sun as she splashed in the water with a companion.

Miss Lawson’s outfit resembled a burkini – a three-piece swimsuit designed to preserve the modesty of Muslim women – with a baseball cap beneath the hood.

The explanation was that the fair-skinned star was worried about sunburn. Prompting the question: Why bother going on the beach, then?

The Queen of Gastroporn

(Source: Daily Mirror)

Queen of Gastroporn Nigella Lawson is better known for grilling steaks, but she has just bought a stake in Lewes Football Club.

TV’s Domestic Goddess, 51, has a £1,000 single share in the struggling Sussex non-league side. It was taken over last year by six media luvvie fans led by Nigella’s playwright pal, Patrick Marber.

Fellow chef Delia Smith, 70, helped save Championship side Norwich from bankruptcy back in 1997. Now Rooks fans are praying that Nigella will inject some much needed cash – and maybe even dish up some quality half time tucker at their club’s ground, The Dripping Pan.

One fan said: “At least we might be able to beat the competition on catering. Nigella burgers would go down a treat.”

Australia’s favourite food blogger, Not Quite Nigella, a.k.a. Lorraine Elliott, comes face to face with her namesake at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival:

There is a classic Nigella moment when she says “I like a bit of brutality in the kitchen” with that gleam in her eye and she leans onto a raw, whole chicken to flatten it slightly to make it easier to cook. Food is about legacy and passing recipes on, and along with this, recipes, traits or style are passed on. She amuses everyone with a story of a woman who made a pot roast and to start she would cut off both ends of the pot roast. When asked why she did this she answered that it was what her own mother had always done so she did it. When they asked her mother why she had done it she said that that was her mother had done. When they asked the grandmother why she had done it she said that the reason why she did it was because her pot was too small to fit the pot roast!

After browning the chicken, she places it in a pot to boil along with celery, and carrots, which brings us to carrot coins. “I find circles of carrots make me depressed,” she says, citing school meals with carrot circles as the possible cause. “But by all means if carrots don’t make you depressed, use them … If you had to be an expert to cook, the human race wouldn’t exist.”

(Source: Business Spectator)

(Sunday People)

She is Britain’s favourite domestic goddess – but Nigella Lawson, Queen of Gastroporn admits she never watches food shows and hardly ever opens a cookery book. Her no-nonsense approach in the kitchen has made the sexy 50-year-old a household name. But in a frank interview, she confesses TV programmes by celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay leave her cold.

She said: “I have an absolute policy of not watching. I don’t want to be told there is only one way of making something and I don’t want to pick up someone’s ideas. I don’t read cook books either – I don’t like being stuck to one formula. I don’t mind going to restaurants but I would sooner order steak and chips.”

The mother of two shot to fame 10 years ago on the Channel 4 hit Nigella Bites. Since then she has amassed an estimated £8 million fortune and sold more than three million recipe books worldwide. But she has regularly courted controversy by using so much dairy in her cookery, even though it’s blamed for obesity and a raft of other health problems.

Unrepentant Nigella said: “I don’t think there is anything wrong with cream and butter – I see it as moisturiser for the insides. People have gone on for years about butter and how bad it can be but we now realise margarine is much worse.”

She went on: “People get too hysterical when you mention cream. One day I have some and then occasionally I have more – but it is not an everyday thing. Where you have problematic obesity and health issues, I don’t feel it is caused by people who eat butter, cheese or cream. It is caused by people who eat food that is not real.”

Nigella added with a smile: “I do eat healthily but unfortunately I eat for at least five people. People should not be too holy about it all.”

She applauds Oliver’s campaign for healthier diets – but warns against chefs getting too preachy. Speaking as she launched a new piece of iPhone software which sends her recipes to users’ mobiles, she said: “Nobody wants to be told ‘Don’t eat that’ if they are a fat lump.”

Black Dogs Defined

This is the best of me; for the rest, I ate, and drank, and slept, loved and hated, like another: my life was as the vapour and is not; but this I saw and knew; this, if anything of mine, is worth your memory.

(John Ruskin, Sesame and Lilies)

Whatever people say I am, that’s what I’m not.

(Alan Sillitoe, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning)

This is my letter to the world, that never wrote to me.

(Emily Dickinson, This is my letter to the world)

Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand:
Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!

(Edna St. Vincent Millay, Second Fig)

R.A.D. Stainforth

I was born before The Beatles’ first LP and brought up in the reeking slums of Jericho. I am in love with a woman called Hazel and in love with her daughter, also called Hazel, both of whom I met at Alcoholics Anonymous.

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