Crowds greet Nigella Lawson in Chepstow
MORE than 100 people lined the street outside Chepstow Bookshop yesterday for a chance to meet celebrity chef Nigella Lawson.
This is the second time the culinary goddess has visited the town.
Owner of the shop, Matt Taylor said: “We are delighted with the turnout today as a lot of people have come to support the event.
“Nigella visited in 2010, and again she has proved to be a big success. We hope she will pay us a visit again.”
Ms Lawson was at the Chepstow Bookshop, St Mary Street, signing copies of her latest book Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration.
At the front of the queue was 23-year-old Jenny Foley, from Chepstow, who uses Nigella’s recipes to wow her guests at dinner parties.
She said: “I’m a huge fan of hers and my favourite dish is her meat loaf. I’m so excited to see what her new book has to offer.”
Ms Lawson offered cooking tips and recommended recipes to visitors at the event.
Amy Barker-Benfield, from Woolston, bought Nigella’s latest book. She said: “I made Nigella’s no-churn ice cream last night and it was a huge success. I have looked through her book and tonight I’m going to try out the Sicilian cauliflower salad.”
The bookshop has a celebrity line up of guests appearing in the next few months.
Sports presenter Clare Balding will be at the shop on October 18 signing copies of her autobiography My Animals and Other Family while historian and television presenter Dan Snow will be giving a talk on his book Battle Castles on November 29.