Nigella Lawson

1960 - Today

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Nigella Lucy Lawson (born 6 January 1960) is an English food writer and television cook. After graduating from Oxford, Lawson worked as a book reviewer and restaurant critic, later becoming the deputy literary editor of The Sunday Times in 1986. She then wrote for a number of newspapers and magazines as a freelance journalist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nigella Lawson has received more than 9,648,012 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Nigella Lawson is the 5,771st most popular writer (down from 4,759th in 2019), the 4,513th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,620th in 2019) and the 509th most popular British Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 9.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 45.02

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Holiday cookery, Fasts and feasts, Cooking
Forever Summer with Nigella
Nigella bites
Cooking, Cookery, Kookkunst
How to Be a Domestic Goddess
Baking, Recipes
Recipes, baking, domesticity (in a good way).
How to Eat
Food, Cookery, Cooking & Food
"A chatty, sometimes cheeky, celebration of home-cooked meals."—USA TodayThrough her wildly popular television shows, her five bestselling cookbooks, her line of kitchenware, and her frequent media appearances, Nigella Lawson has emerged as one of the food world's most seductive personalities. How to Eat is the book that started it all—Nigella's signature, all-purposed cookbook, brimming with easygoing mealtime strategies and 350 mouthwatering recipes, from a truly sublime Tarragon French Roast Chicken to a totally decadent Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Cake. Here is Nigella's total (and totally irresistible) approach to food—the book that lays bare her secrets for finding pleasure in the simple things that we cook and eat every day."[Nigella] brings you into her life and tells you how she thinks about food, how meals come together in her head...and how she cooks for family and friends...A breakthrough...with hundreds of appealing and accessible recipes."—Amanda Hesser, The New York Times"Nigella Lawson serves up irony and sensuality with her comforting recipes."—Los Angeles Times"Nigella Lawson is, whisks down, Britain's funniest and sexiest food writer, a raconteur who is delicious whether detailing every step on the way towards a heavenly roast chicken and root vegetable couscous or explaining why 'cooking is not just about joining the dots.'"—Richard Story, Vogue magazine
Forever Summer
Cookery, Cookbooks

Page views of Nigella Lawsons by language

Over the past year Nigella Lawson has had the most page views in the with 828,538 views, followed by Dutch (14,627), and German (14,111). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hausa (391.78%), Czech (215.79%), and Simple English (188.11%)


Among writers, Nigella Lawson ranks 5,771 out of 7,302Before her are Aleksandr Chakovsky, Shahrnush Parsipur, Javed Akhtar, Julian Symons, Ulrich Plenzdorf, and Daniel Pearl. After her are Irmtraud Morgner, Nikolai Vladimirovich Nekrasov, Jhumpa Lahiri, Florian Zeller, Mirvarid Dilbazi, and Leyla Erbil.

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Among people born in 1960, Nigella Lawson ranks 361Before her are Elsa Cayat, Svetlana Kitić, Alexei Kudrin, James Comey, Mark Schultz, and Eva Dahlgren. After her are Justus von Dohnányi, Euclid Tsakalotos, Shinji Tanaka, Joachim Winkelhock, Kazuo Ozaki, and Mikhail Tyurin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Nigella Lawson ranks 4,513 out of 8,785Before her are Zak Starkey (1965), Owain Yeoman (1978), William Sherard (1659), Julian Symons (1912), Colin Salmon (1962), and Matthew Lewis (1989). After her are Heather Harper (1930), John Francis Davis (1795), Jhumpa Lahiri (1967), Eddie Howe (1977), Ewen Bremner (1972), and Thomas Tomkins (1572).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Nigella Lawson ranks 509Before her are Frederick Rolfe (1860), Pauline Baynes (1922), David Mitchell (1969), Alan Ayckbourn (1939), Charles Williams (1886), and Julian Symons (1912). After her are Jhumpa Lahiri (1967), Robert Edmond Grant (1793), Richard K. Morgan (1965), James Herbert (1943), Walter de la Mare (1873), and John Masefield (1878).