Nigella Lawson has admitted she turned vegan – but only lasted two weeks.
The famed cook, 61, revealed she had tried to adopt a plant-based diet but ended up feeling “very run down” and gave it up pretty soon.
Speaking to the Sunday Times, she said: “I couldn’t be vegan, though I do love vegetables. I don’t see the point. I felt very run down, and I’m low iron anyway. So I needed it.”
She added that the heavily processed meat replacements are not to her liking.
“I want to eat proper food,” Nigella said. “Because I feel that we have the teeth for meat and so it’s natural for us to want to eat it.
“I know it’s an argument that vegans disagree with, so I respect that position, but I feel I’m not ready.”
It’s not the first controversial opinion the TV chef has shared.
Nigella Lawson divides fans with Marmite recipe
Recently she divided fans with a love it or hate it recipe – using Marmite.
Taking to Instagram, Nigella showed a delicious-looking bowl of spaghetti.
There was just one problem – it was dressed with only Marmite, olive oil, butter and the cooking water from the spaghetti.
Nigella said: “I think many of you are already acquainted with #RecipeOfTheDay, and you may love it or you may loathe it: yes, it’s Marmite Spaghetti.
“Aussies, feel free to use Vegemite.
“And amici Italiani, before you hurl insults at me, I must tell you that I learnt this from an Italian – the great Anna del Conte.
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“So, Buon appetito, and enjoy the umami!”
One fan said: “Noooooooo she must have had too many Spritzes. My son who’s Italian nearly died!”
Another wrote: “Love you, Nigella! But can’t imagine this will taste any good.”
“Is this a joke?” asked another.
However, some people praised Nigella for the simple and ingenious idea.
“I make this all the time. Literally the best recipe ever. I definitely use a lot more cheese than suggested,” one said.
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