‘I never use my sexuality to promote food,’ claims domestic goddess Nigella Lawson
Published 07/12/2011 | 15:19
THE TV chef, famed for her flirty presenting style, and whose latest picture shows her with caramel dripping down her face, has denied that she is deliberately sexual on screen.
The domestic goddess, known for her suggestive presenting style and licking her lips on camera, has denied the latest image was "sexualised" and dismissed suggestions that she had any "flirtatious style".
She made the comments in an interview with The Times as she was guest-editing its Stylist magazine and appearing on the cover with heavily made up eyes that are dripping in caramel, with the tag line – The Joy of Salted Caramel.
She also denied ever using a "double entendre" during her shows and said if a man behaved the same way they would be described as having a "hearty" appetite.
"I think that appetite is seen as hearty in a male and slightly wanton and lascivious in a female, but that's just about perception," she said.
"The image is simply rapturous joy in caramel. It's not obligatory to be smutty minded."
She said that she has never uttered a "double entendre".
"When people say to me 'she does double entendre', I've never done double entendre in my life, I'm not that kind of person," she said.
In the article she also revealed her top tips for reducing the cost of Christmas.
She suggested people forego video games in favour of chutney, vanilla sugar or seasoned salt.
She also said people should have a smaller turkey and make up for it with more side dishes.