Nigella’s appetite for australia

The sultry domestic goddess cast a spell on the thousands attending her recent events around the country.

In Australia to promote her latest book Simply Nigella, she also talked about her fondness for Australian cuisine and stint on this year’s Masterchef series.

Lawson will appear on the show as a guest judge as part of ‘Nigella Week’, judging invention tests and mentoring contestants.

The 56-year-old said she enjoyed her time in Australia sampling an array of cuisines and wine, including a drop of the Amber 2014 by Margaret River’s Cullen Wine.

“In Australia you’re blessed with the cuisine of many cultures,” she said.

“In a way that seems very relaxed; these various cuisines and cultures have become fused to become a personal and totally unique cuisine.

“There is more to Australian food. It does have Greek and Italian influences, it’s got Asian influences and somehow this creates a sort of cooking that is alive and vibrant.”

Lawson is a former journalist and said her love of language got her into a career in food.