Sunday, 19 September 2010


They say you should never meet your heroes...... but I figured Nigella could just abut handle the pressure of being in the presence of Guilty Pleasures for a few moments ;o)

The 2nd of September 2010 may have passed most of you by as just another Thursday but for us Domestic Gods and Goddesses it marked the release of the fabulous new book by Nigella Lawson entitled - "Kitchen - Recipies from the Heart of the Home". To quote from the mammouth book itself "Nigella rounds up her kitchen kit must-haves (telling us, too, what equipment we don't need) and highlights individual ingredients - both basic essentials and modern-day life-savers. But above all, she reminds the reader how much pleasure there is to be had in real food, and in reclaiming the traditional rhythms of the kitchen, as she cooks to the beat of the heart of the home, creating simple recipes to make life less complicated..." and if you ask me you just cant argue with that!

So one week on and I found myself standing 5th in line outside Waterstones Kensington, waiting for the Original Domestic Goddess herself to arrive. In usual Guilty Pleasures style I had panicked, over complicated the journey and found myself arriving almost 2 hours early....however there were people who had arrived at 9am making them 4 hours early and clearly very dedicated (and or mad). Now dont think I attended empty handed, those who have spotted me around the City and "Up West" will know I always carry my amazing ManBag which is usually full of fantastic items of pure un-necessity (no, really...its a bag full of nothing!) but today I had crammed it full of beautiful chocolate swirl cupcakes for Nigella (which I have decided to call Rosario, mainly beacuse there is a beautiful red rose on each but also as I love the maid in Will & Grace).

So I got to meet a hero and now sit in the GP kitchen slavering over my signed copy of "Kitchen", and Nigella got to eat some fabulous cupcakes (she seemed genuinely touched and said she would enjoy them later). Maybe in years to come she will even arrive two hours early at my booksigning and also bring me a gift........maybe?

And now it’s onto the next.....I’m afraid my dears there can be no rest for the decadently wicked x


  1. Well done! I'll be first in line for your book signing ;)
    Beautiful cupcakes (love the lace detail, surprising isn't it?)

  2. There is no doubt she will be at your book signing! She would be mental not to.... and then she'll be saying oh I knew him before he was a celebrity cake maker to the likes of.... [insert your chosen A-list name here!]. I have already kept my birthday card with your signature to go onto ebay one day!!

    MG xx