Why Nigella Lawson Isn't A Fan Of Overly Extravagant Dinners

Nigella Lawson has many strong opinions regarding food, and the famous English author has never been shy about sharing them. Not only has she written a series of popular cookbooks, per Food Network, but she's also starred in television shows such as "Nigella Feasts" and "Nigella Express." So we can see why she fancies herself a "domestic goddess" — a name taken from her 2000 book, "How To Be a Domestic Goddess," per The New York Times.

We also know, courtesy of a recent interview with London's Evening Standard, a few food items she'd like to have with her in the unlikely event she's ever stranded on a desert island. Lemons, salt, and golden syrup were three ingredients she named. However, the "top five" premise broke down when she had to pick a cheese. She wanted to take every single one of them. None of those opinions were particularly controversial, but another statement made in the same interview may qualify. Perhaps shockingly, for such a prominent voice in the food world, Lawson is not a fan of fine dining.

Why Nigella Lawson doesn't like fine dining

Yes, it's true. Nigella Lawson isn't a big fan of fancy dinners. "The idea of fine dining makes me want to lie on the floor and weep," Lawson recently told the Evening Standard. In a 2017 interview with 9 News in Australia discussing the publication of her book, "At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking," Lawson expressed similar sentiments, noting that she disliked all things fancy or overly formal.

Then again, what else should we expect from the self-styled "Domestic Goddess?" Lawson pointed out she much prefers dining at home to dining out. That because it's there, she told The Guardian, she can comfortably enjoy simple foods like bread and cheese; black truffles, she contends, are overrated. So if you're a Lawson devotee, forget smug foods and snobby restaurants because she preaches simplicity in cooking; and if the ingredients are affordable, they're all the better for it. As she told the Evening Standard, her goal is to share easy dishes that taste delicious but don't require an enormous amount of effort to prepare. That opinion by Lawson may be one we can all agree upon.