Thursday, December 2, 2010

Delicious Miss Dahl

sophie dahl
Sophie dahl

In the spirit of my domestic goddess week I wanted to share my admiration for the lovely Sophie Dahl. Years ago I remember laying in bed with my mother watching Nigella Lawson cook up the most decadent and delicious meals. While I found her food to be mesmerizing I still never felt inclined to go whip it up myself. Now that I am older things have changed and Sophie Dahl is my new Nigella Lawson. She has come under some criticism, but I disagree with the haters. I admire her career. Sophie was a model known for her voluptuous curves. She was unique and a relief from the skinny waifs of the 90s. I love her simple recipes and charming personality. Nigella will always be my favorite, but there is room in my heart for Sophie too.

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34 comments:

The Pantry Drawer said...

unfortunately for me this is the first i've ever seen of miss sophie dahl - but FORTUNATELY for me it won't be the last! she's absolutely adorable and incredibly inviting. I especially love how imperfect her dessert was, still looking absolutely delicious. love it!

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Emy said...

Nigella is def my choice of chefs as well, I recommend her "Kitchen" cookbook. I will check Sophie out, I found her charming on the video:)

Xx

Emy

http://www.sweetpromises.tumblr.com

christina said...

Oh she's so cute xxx
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Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc... said...

Isn't she just adorable? Yes, I definitely admire her career too!

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Emilie said...

It's the first time I've haerd of Sophie Dahl and wow!!!!!She looks adorable and her dessert sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

I didn't realize she modeled! My mother loves her cook books, great post dear :)

XoXO-Kelli K
http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

kirstyb said...

love thi s - i heard she did something in cooking but i never paid all that much attention to it - i will be now xxx

Closet Fashionista said...

I wish we were able to watch her here...I looked when someone mentioned her to me once before...so sad XD
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missmarc said...

I love Sophie Dahl! I bought her cookbook for a friend who is a fashion-head & chef wanna be. perfect gift with lots of warm, English recipes <3

Jamie said...

She's so cute! I remember my mom watching Julia Childs when I was a kid. It's so funny how things like this take us our childhood.

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Theresa said...

i got the book as a present and i love it! The illustrations are so beautiful and you def have to try out that chocolate chestnut pie, it is to die for!!

Dancing Branflake said...

Great shout out! She has a new cookbook that I have been eyeing. And Nigella will always have a special place in my heart also.

Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

I love her too! And i agree, no one is like Nigella, but Sophie is pretty awesome herself!

Mary said...

I couldn't agree more!! Love her!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

FASHION SNAG said...

She is so cute! I love her!

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Josie said...

She's so cute! I've never heard of her but I'm definitely going to check out more of her stuff!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Nigella's first TV show in the states was in '96. How could you have possibly "grown up" watching her? Stick to the facts, sister.

Style_Pursuit said...

Had no idea she's into coooking now, gotta check her recipes ASAP! :o)

x

Anonymous said...

I meant Nigella's first show in the US was in 2006. How did you watch her growing up? Unless you lived in Europe?

Taylor Sterling said...
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Taylor Sterling said...

Anonymous- 2006 really?? I swear I was younger? Maybe we were able to get it before? That can't be. I was in college. I must look into this. I could be wring, but I swear my mom and I use to watch it when I was in high school??

Taylor Sterling said...

Oh maybe 2002. I read that it was on Style channel around 2001-2002. Which makes a little more sense.

The Iconic Blog.com said...

SO fun!xx

Marcie said...

Cool! I am always looking for a new and fun foodie to learn from! She seems great.

xo M

(PS You were my style inspiration for today's post)

Rachael said...

I would love to have her recipe book!

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emmakisstina said...

I adore her and her sweet cookbook. There are so many sweet recipes and many beautiful pictures, illustrations and some quirky Dahl text. Wonderfully English and girly. xoxo

eleanor said...

I loved reading this post! I adore both Nigella and Sophie - I've been watching Nigella's new kitchen series every week and I think I might have a bit of a girl crush on her... we don't get Sophie's show here so I've been watching bits of it on the internet, she's really fantastic!

X

Marinka said...

Her book looks so nice, I would really love to explore her recipes..I didn't even knew she had a TV show :(

Joy said...

Oh my lordy, that pudding looks lush! When I first pressed play, I thought "urgh, rhubarb" but 2 mins later, my mouth was watering and I was a convert!

I love Nigella's recipes, however she's rather irritating. Sophie doesn't seem to have the same annoying factor!

Think I'll go and have a mooch on Amazon for her cookbook...

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Katie said...

I love sophie! i have this book & it's got some really great ideas & photos.

She's also a pretty good writer (following in the steps of her grandfather Roald..), & she has written for Vogues US and British. She has an ability to write in a nostalgic way that doesn't come across as cliched.

katie
xo
glass-of-fashion.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

Sophie's show is so dreamy; i love it!

Char said...

Haha, my dad is in love with Nigella. And Jamie. I just love taking photos of the food haha. I want to see Sophie's show!

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Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen said...

That's so funny you posted about her. I just put her book on my christmas list. She's so charming and her recipes are wholesome and cozy. Love her!

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