How Does Nigella Lawson Test Recipes for New Cookbooks?

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article, Food
on March 13, 2013
THE TASTE - ABC's "The Taste" features British food star Nigella Lawson. (ABC/SASHA SHEMIRANI)

I have a copy of Nigella Lawson’s new cookbook, “Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes,” and was wondering how she tested the recipes.
—Caroline Goodwin, Berlin, Conn.

“Everything is tested at least three times. I do it as meals for my family. I don’t do it in a laboratory,” says Lawson, 53, who, was born in London, England. But when she was around 17, she decided she “wanted to be Italian” and went to live in Florence for a year, and the recipes in “Nigellissima” were inspired by her time in Italy. The TV personality and author also employs a professional tester who makes sure that her home cooking meets professional standards.