Nigella Lawson is an English journalist, food writer, broadcaster and television presenter best known for hosting various cooking shows including Nigella Bites, Nigella Feasts and Nigella Express.
After graduating from Oxford, Lawson worked as a book reviewer and soon became the deputy literary editor of The Sunday Times in 1986. She then began work as a freelance journalist.
Lawson wrote her first cookery book, How to Eat, in 1998; this became an instant bestseller and sold 300,000 copies. She followed this up with a second bestseller, How to be a Domestic Goddess in 2000, winning her a British Book Award.
Her career progressed in the United Kingdom in 2000 when she hosted her own Channel 4 cookery programme, Nigella Bites, which was accompanied with another bestseller.
She also hosted a less successful chat show on ITV in 2005, which was followed by two successful cookery series on BBC Two.
Lawson also enjoys a successful career in the United States where Nigella Feasts has been aired on the Food Network.
Her own cookware range is reportedly worth £7 million a year, and she has sold more than 3 million cookery books worldwide.