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Nigella Lawson: It's all about the melons.

Posted by aalkon at October 8, 2007 10:52 AM

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As Jack Nicholson said in Witches of Eastwick: "Now that's the woman, for me."

Posted by: eric at October 8, 2007 7:59 AM

Ha! I was wondering why we were getting all these hits from your site. Thanks, Amy!

Posted by: Rebecca at October 8, 2007 10:29 AM

Saw her on the street once at the Promenade after a signing or something. There are a few people in the world who naturally draw the eye, and she's one of them.

Posted by: Crid at October 8, 2007 10:30 AM

Hey, you're welcome, Rebecca! Loved this one.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at October 8, 2007 10:58 AM

I think Nigella's gorgeous. She's so sexy and flirty, I always feel slightly dirty watching her show. Dirty in a good way, of course.

Posted by: Rebecca at October 8, 2007 11:29 AM

Dirty is good.

Posted by: Amy Alkon at October 8, 2007 11:35 AM

Cool website Rebecca. I am going to try the Hatch Chile Pesto- Let me know if you ever drive through Coeur D Alene- I'll buy you lunch!

Posted by: eric at October 8, 2007 1:49 PM

Verily, Blogdom has a new heroine. Consider:

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[To: Wm Faulkner]

People who claim you’re a great writer probably say the same thing about James Joyce. They’re full of shit.

Yours truly,

Rebecca


Posted by: Crid at October 8, 2007 2:00 PM

I'm with you, Rebecca.

P.S. I recommend Elmore Leonard. I'm particularly partial to one of his 10 rules of writing: Leave out the part people tend to skip when they read.

The book, Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, which Gregg put together, can be had here, very soon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061451460?ie=UTF8&tag=advicegoddess-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0061451460

Posted by: Amy Alkon at October 8, 2007 2:37 PM

So then I went looking for more pictures of Nigella's rack. (What I'd seen on the street was a glint in the eye, and by the time I'd looked down, there was nothing to see but a spectacular flank.) And then I found this: http://urltea.com/1p38

There's something to disagree with in every paragraph, but it's still a better read on such things than we ever got from Julia Child. And it has themes that might be of interest to Larry Craig.

And she really, really knows how to wear a sweater. With a monochrome print, unremarkable clothes and straightforward lighting, Sporky's joke was a lot funnier than Reddit's.

Posted by: Crid at October 8, 2007 4:27 PM

It's a date, Eric! Stop by my website and post on something. Then I'll have your e-mail address for future lunching purposes.

And thanks Crid and Amy. I couldn't stand Faulkner twenty years ago in college, and my opinion hasn't changed today. My god, can that man write a convoluted sentence. Maybe his style went over real big back in 1936, but now all that hyperventilating, hinting and swooning about mixed-race sex is...quaint. At best.

Faulkner also worked on the screenplay for The Big Sleep. Think about that the next time you ponder the film's overall inscrutability.

Don't even get me started on Joyce.

I'm a big fan of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chander, and (not in the same vein, of course) T.C. Boyle.

Posted by: Rebecca at October 8, 2007 4:28 PM

So then I went looking for more pictures of Nigella's rack. (What I'd seen on the street was a glinting eyes and pooty lips, and by the time I'd looked down, there was nothing to see but spectacular flanks.) And then I found this: http://urltea.com/1p38

There's something to disagree with in every paragraph, but it's still a better read on such things than we ever got from Julia Child. And it has some themes that might be of interest to Larry Craig.

Posted by: Crid at October 8, 2007 4:29 PM

According to today's UK papers, Nigella poses in the latest edition of Esquire magazine scrumptiously wrapped only in baking foil.

Posted by: Jody Tresidder at October 9, 2007 9:28 AM

> scrumptiously wrapped only
> in baking foil

Isn't that a contradiction in terms? Has there ever been a moment of tactile eroticism in your life where you said, "Gosh, this just isn't foil-y enough"?

Which side to the wearer, shiny or matte?

Posted by: Crid at October 9, 2007 8:44 PM

"Isn't that a contradiction in terms?"

Nah, more a case of spectacularly having your cake and eating it too!

I think Nigella has found a sly way of poking fun at all the food porn digs, acknowledging the tease in her "Domestic Goddess" title and serving up herself for all the dads 'n lads who appreciate her looks, with her own terrific sense of humor.

Quite a lot to pack into an Esquire pose!

(No links to the photo yet, alas).

Posted by: Jody Tresidder at October 10, 2007 5:35 AM

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