I do not do sauce, Nigella insists
Nigella Lawson (right), the television cook known for her suggestive and tactile presenting style, has denied that she is deliberately sexual on screen.
The domestic goddess, whose latest picture shows her with caramel dripping from her face, denied the image was "sexualised" and dismissed suggestions that she had any "flirtatious style".
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."
Ms Lawson also insisted 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.
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