Nigella Lawson Renames Raspberry Recipe to Remove 'Cruel' Word
British cook Nigella Lawson has tweaked a couple of her recipe names.
Celebrated TV cook Nigella Lawson has made waves for renaming one of her recipes, saying she would rather avoid a "cruel" word that was in the original name. The TV star and cookbook author posted her recipe of the day on Twitter this week, saying: “If you’ve never tried home-made jelly before, now’s your chance: Ruby Red Raspberries in Chardonnay Jelly for the win!“
Eagle-eyed fans spotted that the recipe was the same one that featured in her 2002 cookbook Nigella Summer called Slut Red Raspberries in Chardonnay Jelly, and asked about the change. Lawson tweeted back: "I feel that the word has taken on a coarser, more cruel connotation, and I’m not happy with that".
I feel that the word has taken on a coarser, more cruel connotation, and I’m not happy with that— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) August 23, 2021
Pasta alla puttanesca gets a revamp too
It‘s not the first time the British cook has given recipes a title tweak. Her version of pasta alla puttanesca has had a slight name change, she explains on her website. "Although you will often see its Italian name explained as meaning 'whore’s pasta' in English, the general consensus seems to be, however, that this is the sort of dish cooked by slatterns who don’t go to market to get their ingredients fresh, but are happy to use stuff out of cans and jars,“ Lawson wrote.
Since her TV cooking debut in 1999 with Nigella Bites, Lawson has made hundreds of shows in the UK, US and Australia, becoming famous in part for her glamorous and flirtatious personality. She has also written more than a dozen cookbooks, many of them best-sellers, including How to Eat and How to be a Domestic Goddess.
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