Nigella Lawson divides opinion with her bizarre pasta recipe

Publish Date
Monday, 14 September 2020, 3:57PM
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Just like pasta, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson is in some hot water with fans after sharing her simple recipe for spaghetti.

The 60-year-old - who is famous for her luxurious desserts and decadent main courses - took to Twitter to share her spaghetti with marmite recipe as her recipe of the day last Thursday.

Alongside a photo of the dish, she wrote: "So many of you know and love this already, and the rest of you are probably horrified by it: #RecipeOfTheDay is Spaghetti with Marmite (Australians may obviously use vegemite).

"And Italians, don’t shout at me: this comes via the great Anna del Conte!"

The recipe, which first appeared in her 2010 cookbook Kitchen, left her followers "recoiling in horror."

One follower wrote: "On everything else we agree but.... spaghetti?.... marmite? Two wrongs don't make a right!"

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Another added: "Why would anybody put yeast on pasta, that's beyond me."

"Sorry Nigella but I can longer be a party to this travesty," a third said.

Another questioned: "What the...? An abomination."

While someone else suggested: "It really is a case of don’t knock it till you have tried it. It has become one of my go-to comfort foods."

Nigella created the recipe with the help of the Italian food writer, Anna del Conte, whose memoir "Risotto with Nettles" also included the recipe.

It's inspired by a traditional pasta dish made the day after a roast, in which spaghetti is tossed in meat stock.

The dish takes about 15 minutes to make from just four ingredients.