Nigellissima: the Twitter reaction

Find out what the Twittersphere were saying about Nigella Lawson’s new BBC series, featuring star-tweeters Caitlin Moran, Katy Brand and Nick Grimshaw

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Last night saw culinary saucepot Nigella Lawson back on our screens with her latest offering, Nigellissima – showing us foodie wannabees “how easy it is to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen…and on to the plate”.

Nigella has always been one to excite a certain degree of excitement amongst her many viewers, and last night was no different, with the Twittersphere buzzing with commentary on eggs purgatory, meatzza and double dipping…

In the words of Caitlin Moran…

Not to mention, a few of Nigella’s celebrity fans, who took to Twitter to sing the TV chef’s praises. Comedian Katy Brand kept it simple:

While actor Rufus Jones observed…

Meanwhile, new Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw and ‘it crowd’ pal Pixie Geldof lowered the tone with Twit chat concerning Nigella’s undergarments…

But it wasn’t just the famous faces sharing their opinions with the Twittersphere; Charlotte Smith issued a stark warning to her followers: 

And @rachellou1 observed…

We are in full agreement, Rachel – indeed, anything containing Nutella gets our vote of confidence. Sounds like Amy Johnson will be passing on Nigella’s nuggets of wisdom:

And in response to the wave of goodwill, the lady herself tweeted her gratitude.

But the reviews weren’t entirely rosy, with a number of tweeters weighing in with their disapproval. Ben Woolgar labelled Nigellissima’s debut episode mediocre: 

And @Chris_Alex thought the show was lacking some of Nigella’s trademark quirks…

Debbie (@plebdeb) is glad of one thing…

…while Deborah Ross was relieved by another:

Now that would be unfortunate. But for the final word we must return to one Caitlin Moran, whose side-splitting twittering effort should be worthy of some sort of award. First there was this…

…and then this…

But BEST of all, this: