Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Nigella's editor's letter

nigella_rt.jpg
nigella-cover.jpg

At the very start of this project to edit Stylist, I warned the team that I was intending to be a very hands-on editor.

Even so, I feared they would be taken aback by my control-freakery. But actually, I found myself entirely at home, as I have never met a team so dedicated to getting everything right – and to enjoying themselves in the process.

What I wanted from this edition was to address food in the round: not everyone is a cook, but we are all eaters. For me, this is to be celebrated, and here I do – with a declaration of my love for salted caramel, plus 10 new recipes showcasing the sort of quick cooking we need day in day out, as well as some party pieces and gastronomic splurges.

Scroll down to see Nigella's cover in full.

I’ve also commissioned a piece on an amazing book I discovered recently by 19th century writer Elizabeth Robins Pennell (thanks to writer Adam Gopnik). I had to find out what my friend, author Jeanette Winterson, felt about her in particular and about women and food in general. Read her essay (alongside Tracey Emin’s original art) here.

When it comes to food, I feel (in Mae West’s words) that too much of a good thing can be wonderful. So, welcome to my table: read and eat, and feed both body and soul.

Let me know what you think of the issue at editor@stylist.co.uk or via Twitter at @Nigella_Lawson and @Stylistmagazine.

Related

nigella.jpg

Web chat special: Nigella Lawson

Comments

More

Helen Mirren on lacking confidence and self-esteem

“I thought I looked stupid when I smiled”

by Amy Swales
24 Feb 2017

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Reese Witherspoon's Southern roots to Beyoncé's mother-daughter selfie

by Nicola Colyer
24 Feb 2017

Why Emma Thompson won’t do Love Actually 2 without Alan Rickman

“There isn’t much comic relief in the loss of our dear friend”

by Kayleigh Dray
24 Feb 2017

Caitlyn Jenner calls out Trump for failing to protect trans rights

“This is a disaster. You can still fix it.”

by Moya Crockett
24 Feb 2017

Oprah Winfrey nails the problem with the term “childless woman”

Winfrey is no less a mother for not having given birth or changed nappies

by Kayleigh Dray
24 Feb 2017

Martine McCutcheon reveals what’s next for Natalie in Love Actually 2

So… are they still together in the sequel?

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Feb 2017

Louis Theroux targets Donald Trump in new documentary

Because he’s the hero we deserve

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Feb 2017

Katy Perry takes down Theresa May and Donald Trump at the Brits 2017

Her politically charged performance did not go unnoticed

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Feb 2017

“Access to civil partnership is a feminist issue”

Katie Russell explains why the institution of marriage does not serve women

by The Stylist web team
22 Feb 2017

Katy Perry’s “best friend” Sia helped her beat the Donald Trump blues

Hey, what are friends for?

by Moya Crockett
22 Feb 2017