In an interview with The New York Times Magazine in 2001, Lawson referred to 'Nigella Bites' as "gastroporn
," and said, "When you deal with food, aren't you always showing your sensual nature?" (That same article referred to Lawson's "elegant-but-earthy, brainy-but-basic, sexy-peasant-with-a-pedigree persona.")
She is known for her sensual style on television : both critics and admirers have called her shows "gastroporn
I thought I was tuning into a cookery show; instead, I got gastroporn
"I love the simple approach to cooking - I would rather be eating Mark's superb steak and chips than pretend to enjoy a boiled pigeon with lobster sauce," says the highwaisted one of Gastroporn
- a cook book for the 21st-century bloke by Mark Baumann and Chris Reeves.
He may have also been watching a bit too much Nigella, because at one point he heads into gastroporn
territory, telling viewers to "get a bit of olive oil and rub it all round your sausage" ...
There is a bridge paper on mermaids, by Catherine d'Humieres, and another by Anne Wawrzyniak on Angela Carter's dystopian, gastroporn
The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hofman.
Words such as "gastroporn
" and "cougars", as applied to women such as actress Sadie Frost, will be commonplace, according to Marian Salzman.
DINNER FOR TWO: Described in Rooms for Romance as "pure gastroporn
And like Nigella, who seems to have turned television cooking into a cross between Carry on Cooking and gastroporn
with her oohs and aahs and pouting and hairflicking, Isabella loved her food, and the delight she took in its tastes and smells infuses Household Management with a vague sort of restrained sensuality, in spite of its often stilted language.
These and other Christmas treats are displayed in the usual Nigella gastroporn
style, with soft camera focusing, lots of seductive looks to the camera, and more tantalising mentions of the word "hot" than are strictly necessary.
You can order classic sandwiches, but Askew being Askew the menu is still adventurous, daring and surprisingly titillating - gastroporn
in a plain maroon covered menu.
Then US critics dubbed Nigella Lawson's show, Nigella Bites, "gastroporn