When "Nigella Bites" started popping up on TV screens more than a decade ago, it became immediately apparent that Nigella Lawson wasn't the average "celebrity chef" or cookery presenter, as the British might say.
Shot in her home, the program has an inviting, personal feel, with her kids popping in and out. Nigella Lawson eats out of the pot she's cooking in and talks through a mouthful of food. She's impatient and hungry, but encouraging and warm. She's sloppy and lazy and makes mistakes, but readily admits to them. She wants to make cooking less daunting, and more fun.