09 December 2020 12:38
Nigella Lawson has set the internet on fire once again with her now infamous 'microwave' pronunciation. The beloved TV cook, 60, can always be guaranteed to get people talking several times a year. The fish finger dish divided opinion (Credit: BBC) In this series of Cook, Eat, Repeat, Nigella stunned fans when she used an unexpected ingredient in a spicy Indian dish called bhurta. Read more: Nigella Lawson: The tragic history of the TV chef who's survived two devastating marriages One viewer said: "Lots of things divide our nation… Brexit, politics, marmite… but Nigella mushing fish fingers and putting them in a pan with onions/garlic/ginger/chilli has got to be up there. Nigella is famed for her little hacks and simple solutions to make everyday dishes better.
So when she attempted to jazz up the humble slice of toast, viewers were intrigued. However, during this series of Cook, Eat Repeat, she stunned everyone by telling viewers… how to butter toast correctly. She said: "The minute this came out of the toaster and was still lovely and hot, I spread it with butter so that the butter has melted down into it and will give it a fabulous 'crumpety' bite. One viewer said: "Full marks #Nigella for caring less what anyone thinks yet again, showing us how to make buttered toast. In an episode from the series Simply Nigella, she began by saying: "Whatever the day, I want food that makes me feel good not just when I'm eating it, but when I'm cooking it too." Viewers got avocado on toast.
The condiment, which is already Marmite to a lot of people, was mixed into hot noodles and featured in one of Nigella's Instagram posts. She said: "So many of you know and love this already, and the rest of you are probably horrified by it." In an attempt to deconstruct the Caesar salad, Nigella decided to put a lettuce in the oven and roast it. Furthermore, and to the confoundment of viewers, she not only burnt it, but presented it with a fried egg on top. One viewer said of the 2015 Simply Nigella episode: "Can only imagine that roast lettuce topped with a fried egg was invented at/after a particularly lively party chez Nigella." Back to this current series of Cook, Eat, Repeat. Not only had she stunned viewers with her fish finger dish, but later in the same episode she stunned again with a curry made with banana skins. After soaking the hard skins in hot water, she added them to her spicy, bubbling pan. "I admit, not totally visually appealing," she said. Viewers weren't so convinced. One said on Twitter: "A lot of things have made me go WTF in 2020 but nothing's come close to Nigella pouring kettle water over two brown banana skins." View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nigella (@nigellalawson) Back on her Instagram feed, Nigella showed fans a little hack for making the best out of leftover pizza. "Now this is what I call a breakfast: leftover pizza from my Friday night @asap.pizza order, reheated and topped with a poached egg and a splodge of chilli crisp," she said. We're back in this current series of Cook, Eat, Repeat, and Nigella surprised many by taking viewers on a tour of her special liquorice box. Not realising that anyone has ever owned a liquorice box in the history of the world, viewers were stunned. Read more: The One Show: Viewers stunned over 'ageless' Nigella Lawson One said: "If at any point you don't seem me laughing this week, can you just say to me 'Nigella's liquorice box' and it'll set me off howling again." She proceeded to make a liquorice sauce for a chocolate cake, but viewers weren't convinced. Fried banana and peanut butter sandwich During the 2000 series, Nigella Bites, the cook went full trashy and took inspiration from The King himself – Elvis Presley. She cooked up a fried banana and peanut butter sandwich. Nigella Lawson's microwave pronunciation The star has got people talking this week over the way she pronounces "microwave". During Monday night's episode of Cook, Eat, Repeat, Nigella referred to her 'meekro-wav-ay' instead of 'micro wave'. One viewer said: "What did Nigella just call the microwave?!" Nigella's Cook, Eat, Repeat continues on BBC Two, Monday December 14 at 8pm. Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think of this story. Nigella Lawson has cleared up confusion surrounding her pronunciation of microwave during the latest episode of Cook, Eat, Repeat. On Monday night, the TV chef went viral when she poured some milk into a pan after warming it up in the 'meeecro-wa-vay'. Naturally, everyone watching on at home was both amazed and bewildered in equal measure, but most pledged to follow Nigella's lead when referring to said kitchen appliance from now on. When one fan tweeted: 'Am I the only one who thought @Nigella_Lawson was being sarcastic when she pronounced Meecro-wavé?! 'Now, I'm starting to think she really pronounces it like that?' Nigella causes global hysteria with pronunciation of microwave (Picture: BBC) Nigella clarified her interpretation of the English language Nigella replied: 'Well, I do say it like that, but not because I think that's how it's actually pronounced.' Regardless, for many we'll never look at a microwave the same every again. As well as turning the English Dictionary on its head, Nigella's Eat, Cook, Repeat has served up some unconventional but delicious dishes which have proved to be a huge hit as cooking took up many people's second lockdown. Rustle up Nigella's fish finger bhorta recipe at the next available opportunity and be sure to make an extra helping for a late night snack. Nigella Lawson's Eat, Cook, Repeat airs Mondays at 8pm on BBC Two. 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. Nigella Lawson cannot say the word microwave, and now she's spoken out to confirm why she pronounces it so strangely. In her show Cook, Eat, Repeat, she picks up some milk to use in a recipe, which she says she's "warmed in the meecrowavvey". Anyway, when people first discovered Nigella's, uhhh, unique pronunciation of the word, everyone went slightly into meltdown. Catch me never pronouncing microwave correctly again pic.twitter.com/lpJx9dk1qw — meekro wahvé x (@jackremmington) December 8, 2020 They said Nigella pronounced it like that because it's a "family joke", saying: "In a nutshell, it's how Nigella refers to the microwave at home. Yesterday, Nigella said that is actually how she pronounces microwave, but confirmed she doesn't really think microwave is meant to be said like that. Not sure why everyone's shocked at how Nigella Lawson pronounces microwave. Someone tweeted: "Am I the only one who thought @Nigella_Lawson was being sarcastic when she pronounced Meecro-wavé?! Now, I'm starting to think she really pronounces it like that?" She replied: "I do say it like that, but not because I think that's how it's actually pronounced." In other tweets, Nigella went on to say she "always" pronounces microwave like that, and called it a "camp joke that becomes a habit". On one of her Instagram posts, someone asked Nigella: "Microwave said very oddly on your last program?", to which she responded, saying she'd said it that way "on purpose". A quick scroll through the rest of her Instagram comments shows Nigella is being inundated with microwave questions. On Twitter, people were saying they would never say microwave in the normal way ever again, and someone even tweeted Nigella to tell her they'd changed the Wikipedia entry for microwave in her honour. • From Noel Fielding to Nigella: Can you guess the age of these youthful celebrities?