Nigella Lawson British television personality Nigella Lawson is known worldwide for her popular cooking shows such as Nigella Express and Simpy Nigella, as well as for judging food competition shows like Iron Chef America, MasterChef Australia, and The Taste. She has written almost a dozen bestselling cookbooks, including How to Eat and Nigella Bites. Aside from her apparent on-camera charisma, Lawson is famous for her wry humor and practical, unfussy approach to cooking. Experience Fresh out of college, Nigella Lawson worked at The Spectator as a book reviewer and restaurant critic. After a brief stint as deputy literary editor at The Sunday Times, she became a freelance writer contributing to publications like The Daily Telegraph, The Observer, Vogue, Bon Appetit, and Gourmet. Lawson established herself as a cookbook author with the success of her first title How to Eat, followed by How to be a Domestic Goddess, which won her a British Book Award for Author of the Year in 2001. That same year her debut cooking show Nigella Bites was named Best Television Food Show at the World Food Media Awards and spawned a bestselling eponymous cookbook. Lawson went on to host several more cooking shows, including Nigella Feasts, Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen, Nigellisima, and Cook, Eat, Repeat, which is also the title of her latest cookbook. Education Nigella Lawson graduated from the University of Oxford, where she studied Medieval and Modern Languages. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.