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Lawson was featured as one of the three judges on a special battle of Iron Chef America, titled "The Super Chef Battle", which pitted White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford and Iron Chef Bobby Flay against chef Emeril Lagasse and Iron Chef Mario Batali.

Her own cookware range, Living Kitchen, has a value of £7 million, and she has sold more than 3 million cookery books worldwide to date.Nigel and Vanessa Lawson divorced in 1980, when Nigella was 20.They both remarried: her father that year to a House of Commons researcher, Therese Maclear (to whom he was married until 2008), and her mother, in the early 1980s, to philosopher A. Ayer (they remained married until her mother's death).In 1998, she brought out her first cookery book, How to Eat, which sold 300,000 copies and became a best-seller.She wrote her second book in 2000, How to Be a Domestic Goddess, which won her the British Book Award for Author of the Year.She occasionally drifted into the public's eye, attracting publicity in 1989 when she admitted voting for Labour in an election as opposed to her father's Conservative Party, and then criticised Margaret Thatcher in print.

Regarding her political relationship with her father, Lawson has stated, "My father would never expect me to agree with him about anything in particular and, to be honest, we never talk about politics much." Of this second bestseller, The Times wrote of Lawson's book, that it "is defined by its intimate, companionable approach.

Nigella Lucy Lawson (born 6 January 1960) is an English journalist, broadcaster, television personality, gourmet, and food writer. After graduating from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, Lawson started work as a book reviewer and restaurant critic, later becoming the deputy literary editor of The Sunday Times in 1986.

She is the daughter of Nigel Lawson, a former Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Vanessa (née Salmon) Lawson, whose family owned the J. She then embarked upon a career as a freelance journalist, writing for a number of newspapers and magazines.

She has a half-brother, Tom, who is currently headmaster at Eastbourne College, and a half-sister, Emily, her father's children by his second wife.

Lawson is a cousin to both George Monbiot and Fiona Shackleton through the Salmon family.

I made them all put their money on the table in front of me.