10 December 2020 22:31
Do you think it also provides a moment of celebration which is important when there hasn't felt like there's been that much to celebrate? Absolutely. You don't have to have a reason to have cake. But when you spend half a day baking something you get that ta-da moment where you're like: Look at what I did. It celebrates your hard work.
But the celebration is also in the eating and the sharing of what you've spent your time on. In Nadiya's American Adventure you talk about how when you don't follow the rules in the kitchen is when you have the most fun and create the best food. How easy is that for you? It's hard for me to have loads of fun in the kitchen because I'm like, it's a mess. I hate that, it really stresses me out.
It's in those moments when I let my kids go free flow and do whatever they like. A couple of weeks ago, we made loads of edible cookie dough that we ate out the jar. It was wonderful. Then we felt sick because it was too sweet so we ate crisps to stop feeling sick. And then we needed something sweet so went back to the cookie dough. Then we went out for a walk and had a bag of chips. Bake Off superstar Nadiya Hussain can't watch the show 'like she used to' anymore (Picture: Rex) Great British Bake Off's Nadiya Hussain has revealed she can no longer watch the beloved Channel 4 show that catapulted her to superstardom in 2015 'like she used to'. The baker, who recently shared she's always stopped and searched when travelling to America, won the show's sixth series on the BBC, however, now sees the programme from a different perspective. 'I got asked to do Strictly, but I said no,' Nadiya disclosed. 'I love the idea, but have no rhythm and I enjoy watching it too much; once you see how a programme works from the inside, it changes how you see it. Advertisement 'That's why I can't watch Bake Off like I used to.' Besides being invited to participate on Strictly Come Dancing, Nadiya also let loose that she was asked to be a contestant on this year's I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, which was relocated from Australia to Wales due to the coronavirus pandemic. She continued to the Guardian: 'I got asked to do I'm A Celebrity this year, and a bit of me regrets not doing it. Nadiya won Bake Off in 2015 (Picture: BBC) 'It's just so cold in Wales: if I'm going to have cockroaches in my pants I'd rather it be in the sun, thanks. 'Still, I can't help wondering what it would have been like.' Nadiya's brand new two-part BBC documentary Nadiya's American Adventure kicks off tonight and follows the star as she travels to two of the most diverse vibrant hubs in modern North America – Louisiana and California – to find out how generations of migrants are changing the national menu. The first episode sees Nadiya in New Orleans where she meets people keeping old Creole traditions alive and travels to Cajun country where she spends time with a family fishing in the Louisiana swamps. Got a story? If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to hear from you.