Foodie heaven as domestic goddess Nigella Lawson hits town

Nigella Lawson in Waterstones on Coney Street, York. Photographs: Richard McDougall
26 Oct 2017 @ 1.53 pm
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Resplendent in red, Nigella Lawson brought a splash of colour to York today – not to mention a large crowd of devotees.

One of Britain’s best-loved cooks, writers and broadcasters, Nigella appeared at Waterstones on Coney Street to meet her many fans.

The woman behind such favourites as How to Be a Domestic Goddess, Nigella Bites and Simply Nigella was at the bookshop to sign copies of her latest book.

At My Table is Nigella’s celebration of home cooking, featuring recipes including hake with bacon and emergency brownies.

She calls it “a book of recipes that tell my ongoing life with food”.

‘Beautiful’ York

She’s behind you! Delia looks on from the shelves during Nigella’s photocall

Nigella arrived in York by train shortly after 12.30pm, sharing photos of the station on social media, declaring it “beautiful”.

People queued along Coney Street and round the corner to City Screen for an audience with the star, who went international as host of US reality show The Taste.

The queue went from Waterstones round the corner into City Screen
A smile among the brollies
Nigella begins a new series on BBC2 next week

York train station: beautiful

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During a very brief photoshoot in the cookery section of Waterstones, Nigella was drawn to browse some of her fellow cooks’ latest literary offerings.

Then it was down to work as Nigella took her place at the table on the ground floor of Waterstones to greet her many fans.

She was signing for two hours from 1pm before heading on to another event in Sheffield.

Among the first to see her was Ben Thorpe, editor of the city food site York On A Fork.

The TV series linked to her new book, Nigella: At My Table begins on Monday at 8.30pm on BBC Two.