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Cooking isn't all fun and games, says Nigella

Sherna Noah in London

Published 22/09/2010 | 05:00

Lawson: cooking is a chore
Lawson: cooking is a chore

Parents are under too much pressure to behave like children's TV presenters in the kitchen, domestic goddess Nigella Lawson said.

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The TV chef told the 'Radio Times' that when she was taught to cook by her mother and grandmother their culinary efforts were seen as a chore.

Today's parents, she suggested, mistakenly believed they had to make cooking "all fun and recreational".

Lawson (50) said: "My mother was a great believer in child labour. From quite a young age . . . my sister and I would be propped up on rickety wooden chairs and put to work."

The food writer, who served up her first dish on her own, a steamed jam roly poly, at the age of 10, added: "It becomes a chore, because in many ways it is."

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