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Nigella Lawson in conversation with Annabel Crabb

November 23, 2015 Whats On No Comments Email Email

The woman who put the pleasure back into food, Nigella Lawson, will bring her trademark wit and warmth to the Sydney Opera House this summer in the latest in a series of sold-out appearances by contemporary culinary stars, including Yotam Ottolenghi, Alice Waters and Jamie Oliver.


Lawson will take to the Concert Hall stage on 20 January, 2016 for an evening of conversation with the woman who puts the politics into food, the host of the ABC’s Kitchen Cabinet Annabel Crabb.

Lawson’s Sydney Opera House appearance coincides with the launch of her first book in three years, Simply Nigella, which – as its title suggests – encapsulates Lawson’s joyfully relaxed and uncomplicated approach to food.

Her debut cookbook, How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food, and television show Nigella Bites made Lawson a household name. She has since become a prominent figure on the Food Network, Foxtel and Channel 10. Lawson was named Author of the Year by the British Book Awards for How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking – hailed as the book that launched a thousand cupcakes – and was voted Best Food Personality in a readers’ vote at the Observer Food Monthly Awards in 2014.

Ann Mossop, Head of Talks and Ideas at the Sydney Opera House, says “Nigella Lawson has charmed us all with her approach to food and cooking, and we cannot wait to welcome her to the Concert Hall stage with Ideas at the House favourite, Annabel Crabb. Cuisine is such an important part of Australian culture, and we are excited to be able to bring so many great names of the modern food world to Opera House audiences.”

Nigella Lawson’s new TV series Simply Nigella will premiere on Foxtel’s LifeStyle FOOD from December 2 at 8.30pm EDT. Foxtel and LifeStyle FOOD are proud Media Partners of this event at the Sydney Opera House.

Ideas at the House presents ideas, conversation and debate from leading thinkers and culture creators from around the world, extending the reach of live events with unique content online.  As well as a year-round program of inspiring events, Ideas at the House features annual festivals All About Women and the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, and one-day talks events For Thought and Carnegie Conversations: Experiments in Democracy.

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