THE proclaimed “Domestic Goddess” Nigella Lawson will visit Newcastle this summer as part of her expanded Australian tour.
The English culinary queen will bring her An Evening With Nigella Lawson show to the Civic Theatre on Friday February 1, a night before her appearance at the Sydney Opera House.
Lawson is one of the world’s most famous food writers, having sold 10 million cookbooks worldwide and her television shows Nigella: At My Table and Simply Nigella have captivated both female and male audiences.
An Evening With Nigella Lawson aims to provide insights into the 58-year-old’s relationship with food. The show is interactive and intimate, inviting culinary questions from the audience, with Nigella sharing her thoughts, food stories and insights into the role food plays in life, plus what she is eating and cooking now.
Entertaining and eminently articulate, Nigella is one of the world’s most intriguing stars: mother, former book reviewer (she became the deputy literary editor of The Sunday Times at the age of 26), TV host, award-winning author (her most recent best-seller, At My Table, is her 11th cookbook) and a compulsive collector of cookbooks.
“It’s not really a show,” Lawson says. “It’s an intimate conversation around food, what it means to me, what it means to all of us and the stories around food and my life as it’s been lived through food.”
Nigella’s 2019 tour starts in Auckland on January 22, then visits Wellington, Christchurch, Adelaide and Perth before landing in Newcastle. She will also present her show in Sydney, Canberra,Hobart and Melbourne.
Lawson is the daughter of Nigel Lawson, a former Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Vanessa (née Salmon) Lawson, whose family owned the J. Lyons and Co. food and catering business.
She published her first cookery book, How to Eat, in 1998. It sold 300,000 copies, becoming a best-seller. Her second book, How to Be a Domestic Goddess, published in 2000, which won her the British Book Award for Author of the Year.
She is a past guest judge on the Masterchef Australia television program.