Right from the get go this is not about literature or art or anything as high brow as that. Nope. Not all.
I was talking to my mate Ed, something that I do not do often enough, and he claimed that Rachel Khoo, who presents The Little Paris Kitchen is better looking than Nigella Lawson. I was flabbergasted, dumbfounded, confused. It felt like the man on the other end of the phone was not the man who I knew. However, a cheeky Google later and I can admit that, yes, she is attractive. But is she nicer than Nigella.
Before I am accused of being sexist, or whatever, I am laying my cards firmly on the table. Nigella is the better cook and better TV presenter. These are just facts. Indisputable. She makes cooking sexy, and the fry up the morning after an illicit liaison would be fucking amazing. And she would eat it with you instead of nervously picking at it like, I imagine, Sophie Dahl would.
Now I am going to explain my reasoning:
Here is Sophie Dahl. She presented “The Delicious Miss Dahl” in which she cooked food in somebody else’s kitchen. It was a blatant rip off of the Nigella template but she did it with a certain class. She loses points for being a Vegertarian and marrying Jamie Callum. In her favour though she is very good looking, broke the mould as a plus size model and can you stories about Roald Dahl. Which I think we can all agree would be an amazing thing. But, still, Jamie Callum.
Next is Lorraine Pascal. She presents a show on BBC 1 that is usually shown
on a Saturday morning. Her food looks wholesome and easy to make. Thus meaning that she is accessible and will teach a man how to cook. However, I have only ever seen her show twice and have not managed to form a full opinion. But still, she is a pretty lady. Plus, in this promotional photo she is posing behind a load of cake.Cake is great, ergo, she is great.
Next we have the aforemention Rachel Khoo. Yes, she is very good looking but from watching her show she just seems like another pretty lady copying the Nigella template. Yes, Nigella owes a lot to Delia and Delia to the chefs that came before her. But that isn’t the debate. Is it? No it is not. The debate is: is she better looking than Nigella. And I am sorry Ed. She is not.