Nigella Lawson rejects River Café plagiarism accusations | News

Nigella’s new show, At My Table, has also come under criticism from viewers for showcasing “basic” recipes such as eggy bread and tomatoes on toastRobin Fox/BBC

Nigella Lawson has defended her recipes from accusations of plagiarism in her new show At My Table.

One viewer of the BBC programme, Kathryn Grant, was watching episodes featuring mussels with ditaloni pasta, chocolate amaretto cake and a radicchio, chesnut and blue cheese salad on Monday when she suspected the recipes seemed familiar.

Flicking through her copy of River Café: Two Easy, published in 2005, Ms Grant then found a number of similarities before accusing the celebrity chef of having “taken” them.

“Is it pure coincidence that all the recipes on @Nigella_Lawson #ATMYTABLE tonight are basically taken from the “River Café: Two Easy” cook book?!” she tweeted.

The chef, 57, was quick to respond, replying: “None of them are.” When Ms Grant sent her photos…

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